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Old Feb 25, 2011, 4:27 PM   #1
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Hi, It might be old hat but I have just spotted a firmware update for the D5000.
I know it's not that new but I haven't looked at Nikon UKs site for a while.
It's to do with barrelling/pincushing distortion correction and appears to work with a whole raft of lenses.
It changes the L1001 to L1002 in the camera firmware window.
I think it was 175KBs and just took seconds to do.
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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I dont bother to update

I have never used the perspective correction function
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Old Mar 2, 2011, 7:44 AM   #3
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You can select Auto On from the menu.
Then forget it about it.
It does a reasonable job especially if you have a lens that causes barrelling or pincushing.
Of course P/Shop does it well also,I certainly couldn't get away without using something when I take close ups of buildings.
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You can select Auto On from the menu.
Then forget it about it.
It does a reasonable job especially if you have a lens that causes barrelling or pincushing.
Of course P/Shop does it well also,I certainly couldn't get away without using something when I take close ups of buildings.
Thanks reminder!

Does Auto mean letting D5000 to decide whether to correct distortion or not???
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To be honest, sometimes I enjoy the special effect caused by perspective distortion.

E.g. the exaggeration in close-up portraits, of having large face but small body

Like my icon on the LHS
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Old Mar 2, 2011, 1:25 PM   #6
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Does Auto mean letting D5000 to decide whether to correct distortion or not???

Yes, it corrects it as needed.
Take two shots one with it on auto and one with it off ,you will see a difference.
A big head is not so bad it's the big nose that really upsets the sitter.
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