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Fujifilm Fujinon XC 35 mm f/2

19 May 2020
Maciej Latałło

6. Distortion



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Distortion won't be bothersome if you stick to just JPEG files – in that case measurements showed just slight pincushion variation amounting to +0.43%.

Still the real situation of the Fujinon's XC 35 mm distortion can be seen only after developing RAW files with an independent program like dcraw. After that it becomes obvious that optics specialists have given up on distortion correction completely. It's really painful because correcting a standard lens with a field of view amounting to about 50 degrees is not that difficult. And yet here you deal with very high barrel distortion, amounting to −4.29%. What's interesting, it is a value noticeably higher than distortion level of the XF 35 mm f/2R WR model where you dealt with a value of −3.49%.

Fujifilm X-T2, 35 mm, JPEG
Fujifilm Fujinon XC 35 mm f/2 - Distortion
Fujifilm X-T2, 35 mm, RAW
Fujifilm Fujinon XC 35 mm f/2 - Distortion