Posts Tagged ‘distort’

Fisheye lens?

Fisheye lens?

What is a fisheye lens? Most people think that any old lens that has a bulbous front element is a fisheye lens. That actually is incorrect. Lenses such as the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G and the Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 both have bulbous front elements, however, neither of these lenses are fisheye lenses. Fisheye lenses are lenses […]


Distortion

Distortion

There are two types of lens distortions. One is called barrel distortion, and the other is called pincushion distortion. Barrel distortion is typical with wide-angle lenses (<35mm). Notice the picture below. This type of distortion presents itself as a bulge. Notice how the center of the frame is somewhat bulging out. This, usually unwanted, can […]