Lens correction settings in camera


pschlute

Link Posted 27/12/2016 - 18:29
As a new user of the K1 I am finding a lot has changed since my last purchase of a Pentax camera, a K10D eight years ago.

I am playing at the moment with the Lens correction settings, particularly the Distortion Correction. I mostly shoot raw, and use Silkypix DS Pro7. Now I know that if I use Distortion Correction in-camera, the correction is saved as a raw parameter. I have the option of either using the correction; letting Silkypix apply an auto-correction; or apply a manual correction myself.

I assume the distortion correction feature has been available for a while on previous models. I would be interested in what most folk do with this setting?
Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 27/12/2016 - 18:29

johnriley

Link Posted 27/12/2016 - 18:31
If using a Pentax lens, the camera will know its distortion characteristics, so it would make sense to let the camera make the adjustment?
Best regards, John

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pschlute

Link Posted 27/12/2016 - 18:51
johnriley wrote:
If using a Pentax lens, the camera will know its distortion characteristics, so it would make sense to let the camera make the adjustment?

Yep, that is what I have set the camera to. Was really wondering if there would be any circumstances not to ?

As a side note , I have owned a MX; Z1;*istDS;K10D; and now a K1. The change in technology from the MX to the Z1 was stellar, the jump from there to the DS and K10 was not that major (excepting the film/digital switch), but the features now on the K1 are another big leap. What will we have in another 10 years ?
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Mag07

Link Posted 27/12/2016 - 18:56
pschlute wrote:

Yep, that is what I have set the camera to. Was really wondering if there would be any circumstances not to ?

I find that this setiing, together with multiple others, affect the buffer. So when shooting RAW, not jpg; I turn all but the Highlight correction off and think it does help. It does mean that you need to process all the pics through something and apply the correction somehow in post. Depending on your work flow, it may, or may not be something you would want to do. If you shoot jpgs only, then the buffer handles the much smaller files just fine and there is no need to avoid it.
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Algernon

Link Posted 27/12/2016 - 19:02
I must have missed the model with the FILM/DIGITAL Switch on it

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pschlute

Link Posted 27/12/2016 - 20:19
Algernon wrote:
I must have missed the model with the FILM/DIGITAL Switch on it

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You don't remember the Z1DS hybrid model then.
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Algernon

Link Posted 27/12/2016 - 20:45
I'll have to dig it out and read the manual

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