Understanding Lens Distortion At Different Focal Lengths And How To Work With It

Aug 20, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

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Understanding Lens Distortion At Different Focal Lengths And How To Work With It

Aug 20, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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Wide angle lenses let you pack a lot of action into the frame, but they also present a problem: distortion. Fortunately, if you know what to expect and some of the different ways you can work with it, distortion isn’t a deal breaker. In the quick video clip below, John Greengo shares some examples of the way distortion affects photographs at different focal lengths. He also shares some advice on how to you can work with distortion and use it to your advantage.

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5 responses to “Understanding Lens Distortion At Different Focal Lengths And How To Work With It”

  1. Norbert St. Pierre Avatar
    Norbert St. Pierre

    Mark Stephen

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    Norbert St. Pierre

    Jaime Wolf

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    Anonymous

    Might pay to look up the difference between lens distortion and perspective distortion.

  4. Toby Van de Velde Avatar
    Toby Van de Velde

    Good technical explanation. Many thanks to you both for filming and promoting this video.

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    Tac A Coluccio

    Great video!