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Optical distortion is a difficult challenge for a 15mm lens, so how does the Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 perform?
Distortion, uncorrected vs corrected
Image rotated by 0.15° for perfect leveling, then cropped slightly.
Optical distortion is extremely well controlled for a 15mm lens—about as good as it gets. One might almost get away with not correcting for it, even for architectural work.
The corrected version using the Adobe lens profile has the added benefit (perhaps) of pushing the corners out of the image just a bit—not a loss given the poor corner performance. However, the actual pixels crop shown further below makes plain that distortion correction causes a loss of micro contrast.
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