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Distortion

Distortion is exceptionally well corrected given the 114° angle of view. However, distortion should be understood as consisting of three distinct phenomena:

Perspective distortion

Perspective distortion is not really distortion at all; an object imaged at a distance of 1/2 meter is four times as large (twice linearly) as the same object imaged at a distance of one meter. The same object is imaged 16 times larger at a distance of 1/2 meter as at 2 meters!

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Geometric distortion
(the blob at lower left is “finger distortion”!)

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