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Old Jan 8, 2011, 1:16 PM   #1
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I had a FZ20 for years and never fought this problem but every time I shoot with my FZ35 I am frustrated by this vertical vanishing point issue! You can see that it's difficult to keep items being striate vertically in the shot no matter what zoom I use! I did not have this issue with my FZ20! The shot with the sunset is with the FZ35 the other is with the FZ20!
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Old Jan 8, 2011, 1:21 PM   #2
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That's the same image.
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Old Jan 8, 2011, 1:26 PM   #3
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Sorry, I reduced the size and see if this works!
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I'm no lens expert, but this is the result of distortion due to a small lens, I'm pretty sure. I don't know about your FZ20, but I get this with my FZ35 also.
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Woooaaa.... that's some bad distortion!
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I'm not familiar with the FZs, but at first glance, it appears that the sunset shot was at a wider angle than the following shot. If so, then the distortion at the wide end will be more exagerrated than at a more telephoto or normal focal length. Also, on the sunset shot, I straightened the horizon, which lessened the distotion effect, but its only a mirage, it still exists, and you can still see it.
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Actually the photo is just crooked. It is not lens distortion. It is a simple post processing fix that takes just seconds.

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Sarah is correct that this photo is tilted, but I think there is still distortion, and I think that is just the wide angle-ness of the lens.
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Yep, the shot wasn't straight and as it was taken at a wider angle than the FZ20 photo so there is always more distortion. I'm sure that you would get something much the same way with most lenses at wide angles.
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Thanks for the replies, I didn't notice the horizon on that shot was so skewed before I uploaded it just one I grabbed of many shots, here is a non edited shot that is also zoomed a bit so it should not be at the wide angle zone, I don't know how to bring up the info from the shot but I'm guessing it's at 2x zoom roughly!
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