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Distortion at 16mm

Using the originals after correcting the 0.2° level error:

With the 16-35, not only will all architecture look warped as with a “fun house mirror” effect, it’s so pronounced at 16mm that I would not want to apply for general landscape use, let alone people. Consider what a horizon looks like with this much warping— almost a fisheye effect. While distortion can be corrected in software, my experience shows that correcting even modest distortion is accompanied by a goodly loss of fine detail.

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