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Olympus 12-50 distortion

Fred Fiedler

Fairview, US
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Fred Fiedler Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Sep 2006
Sat 12-Jan-13 08:36 PM | edited Sat 12-Jan-13 08:46 PM by Fred Fiedler

I recently purchased an OMD EM5 along with the 12-50 kit lens. i am very happy with the camera and lens but when taking some landscape pictures noticed an extreme amount pincushion distortion that was very visible on the the skyline. (see picture sample)

Is this normal for this lens? This can probably be fixed in PP but i am surprised at the level of the visible distortion and thought that maybe the lens is defective and should be returned? I have used Nikon lenses for 25 years and have never seen this much "fun house mirror" type distortion.

Has anyone else experienced this with this lens?

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