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Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

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Distortion for Zeiss Batis 18/2.8 Distagon

Note: the Zeiss data sheet for the Batis 18mm f/2.8 on the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 web page shows the software-corrected distortion graph. An easily-missed footnote that reads 'camera correction “on”'; it is not called out in any way—easily missed. It ought to be part of the graph itself, in red or some such.

Sony mirrorless cameras apply distortion correction to JPEG only, so unless distortion correction is performed during RAW conversion, the results are as shown below in the Uncorrected graph. Distortion correction has implications for sharpness and micro contrast and thus true optical distortion without correction is an essential part of the data sheet.

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Distortion for Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon
Variants Uncorrected,Corrected available in full article
f5.6 @ 1/125 sec, ISO 100; 2016-04-10 11:58:57
Sony A7R II + Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

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