The distortion control works like the old one in photoshop and is a simple slider that corrects manually for pincushion and barrel distortion. The Auto distortion control will not work on all Nikkor lenses as yet. It does an overall distortion correction based upon lens data in its data base. it works fine for my 17-35 f/2.8, and my 70-200 VR, but shows no effect on my 35-70 f/2.8. If your lens is not in the database you will see no effect. If your lens is covered you will see an instant correction when you select auto distortion, but it does not come on automatically.
Provided by Gary : AF-S 12-24/4 G AF-S 16-85/3.5-5.6 G AF-S 17-35/2.8 D AF 18-35/3.5-4.6 D AF-S 28-70/2.8 D AF 28-105/3.5-4.5 D AF-S 70-300/1:4.5-5.6 G VR AF 80-200/2.8 D ED (two ring) AF-S 80-200/2.8 D AF 80-400/4.5-5.6 D VR
Edited to correct a typo in the 70-300 item and add DX where appropriate. The list of lenses are the same.
My additions (some are duplications of previously mentioned lenses) from my past and present collection.
The following lenses allow distortion correction in Capture NX2 2.2.6:
AF-S 12-24/4 G DX
AF-S 16-85/3.5-5.6 G DX
AF-S 17-35/2.8 D
AF 18-35/3.5-4.6 D
AF-S 28-70/2.8 D
AF 28-105/3.5-4.5 D
AF-S 70-300/4.5-5.6 G VR
AF 80-200/2.8 D ED (two ring)
AF-S 80-200/2.8 D
AF 80-400/4.5-5.6 D VR
The following lenses do not allow distortion correction in Capture NX2 2.2.6
My guess is that these are all to old to be supported. Also I wouldn't think that the primes need any distortion correction.
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Thu 17-Mar-11 01:51 AM | edited Thu 17-Mar-11 02:07 AM by walkerr
All three of the new 1.4 lenses (24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4 G) are supported. The 105mm 2.8 VR Micro is actually supported, but the amount of correction applied is low due to the low distortion of this lens. Similarly, the 200mm 4.0 AF-D and 70-180mm Micros are supported. Other lenses that are supported are the 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, the 16-35mm 4.0 VR, the 18-200mm, the 18-70mm, the 200-400mm VR, the 105mm 2.0 DC (no visible distortion), and the 135mm 2.0 DC. The older 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 AF-D is also supported, as is the 12-24mm. It's a fairly long list, although solely Nikon ones - these were just some of the ones I could verify remotely in an easy fashion (I'm not where my images are located at the moment).
Interesting info on the 105mm Micro, Rick. I looked at a close-up and a distant image taken with it and did not notice any change in either when I invoked Auto Distortion. Sort of supports my contention that it may well be my sharpest lens. In addition to general usefulness, I think it's a great portrait lens; it would be fun to compare it to the 105 DC to see if I could tell a difference. I'm sure that a professional lens test would show a difference, but I suspect that I wouldn't be able to see it... and yes I can see (barely) a difference between the 105 Micro and any of my other lenses at portrait distances.
Thu 17-Mar-11 03:44 AM | edited Thu 17-Mar-11 03:45 AM by walkerr
Both the 105mm 2.5 VR and 105mm 2.0 DC are great portrait lenses. The difference is slightly better bokeh on the DC lens (both are good, though) and the faster aperture (compared with macro and VR). The DC feature is not really useful for blurring backgrounds or foregrounds like it's advertised - the difference is trivial. It does make for a good soft focus lens when you exceed the normal DC setting, though. My wife likes it.
Yes I should have mentioned that. It is just like the Fisheye tool, which only shows up if a fisheye is mounted. I wish CNX2 had a setting for both these tools as it would be nice for them to come up already enabled, so you don't have to make an extra click.