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Tokina AT-X 107 DX AF Fish-Eye 10-17 mm f/3.5-4.5

30 September 2007
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion



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We cannot really complain about distortion - in fish-eye class of lenses – here, in this kind of projection since it is a rule of physics. Its characteristic distortions are often desired in this case and are the reason why customers buy these kinds of lenses. It is, however, worth checking their size and how they change while changing the focal lengths.

Therefore for the 10 mm focal length we measured a barrel distortion of 28.6% (with the rate of error reaching one-sigma, 1.0%). With the 14 mm focal length the distortion fell to 18% (error 0.6%) and for 17 mm it dropped again to 11.8% (error 0.8%).

Tokina AT-X 107 DX AF Fish-Eye 10-17 mm f/3.5-4.5 - Distortion

Tokina AT-X 107 DX AF Fish-Eye 10-17 mm f/3.5-4.5 - Distortion

Tokina AT-X 107 DX AF Fish-Eye 10-17 mm f/3.5-4.5 - Distortion