In Camera Distortion Control
I've never enabled the in camera distortion control program in either my D4 or my prior D3s preferring instead to post process with DXO. So I am curious to learn how others feel about the program's utility? IrishFritz
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#1. "RE: In Camera Distortion Control" | In response to Reply # 0mklass Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Sun 28-Jul-13 01:24 PM
The in camera distortion control works with only Nikon lenses that have been profiled by Nikon for the distortion control database. This bit of firmware is updated periodically and can be installed in the camera via the usual firmware update process. The database is also used by Nikon software.
Newer Nikkors are in the database, older ones are not.
If you shoot JPG, the camera will apply the distortion control and "bake it in" to the image.
If you shoot RAW, and use non-Nikon software for post processing, the information is ignored, so the setting in camera doesn't matter. The software's own lens correction capabilities can be used instead.
If you shoot RAW and use Capture NX2 or View NX2 as your image editor, the distortion control will be applied automatically by the software. In CNX, you can then turn it off, or "un-apply" it, if you wish.
2 of my 3 Nikon's have distortion control capability. I leave it on all the time as it seems to do a good job. I shoot RAW and use CNX. For the 3rd body (a D3s) I apply distortion control in CNX, it just isn't automatic, I need to click once on a checkbox.
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