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D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100 Distortion Control Data Firm...

coolmom42

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"RE: D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"

coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011
Tue 31-Jul-12 01:55 PM

>Curious, not knowing much about dslr cameras I wonder is this
>a needed update? Any easy way to tell if a persons rig really
>needs it? I apologize if this seems basic but I have only had
>a dslr for a little over a month. Thanks Bertotti


To add to Ned's comments... I will say that if you shoot in JPG, you will degrade your image quality in post-processing if you attempt to correct the distortion there. So you definitely need this if you shoot in JPG.

I ran into my first obvious case of lens distortion in some photos I made at my grandson's birthday party. I was using the 18-55 VR lens, at about 25 mm for framing purposes. There was some pretty bad distortion of the head shape of the child standing close to the edge of the photo and close to me. I was able to get it to an acceptable image in LR4 with the distortion correction. But it was definitely bad to start with.

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