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Old Sep 26, 2011, 6:08 PM   #11
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Whenever you shoot any standing object from a lower angle with a wide angle lens, this is the outcome. That was the reason, for the invention of the "view camera". The lens could be shifted to correct the prospective in the camera, they did not have photoshop in those days.

When you shoot a landscape the prospective issue is still there, its just not as noticeable; your subjects are just father away.

But as illustrated prospective can be corrected in photoshop, or there is a little free program called "ShiftN" that does a great job also. For those who do not have; or cannot afford photoshop. Oh yes; this little program can also batch process to a degree.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:19 PM   #12
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Well, it seems like it is the ZS7... see pictures from this post:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...0&changemode=1

That is, it should not be just my camera.. I think. I am going to do the door frame test. One thing I have notices, when I do not shoot in landscape (horizontally) the issue is not there. Which means the fish eye thing is horizontal.
some of those images looked a bit bendy for sure.....
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I don't think the camera is giving any distortion except due to a short focal length, the only problem is that you are not at a right angle with the centre of the building.
As Flyhigh stated you get the same effect with the perspective on a railway line vanishing into the distance.

These were taken with a ZS7 (TZ10 in Europe) both at the shortest focal length.

As you can see in the picture of Bath Abbey the building appears to taper towards the top and the lampost on the right appears to be leaning.

The Batman artwork is actually a rectangle but has been photographed from one end and shows a similar effect. There isn't room to photograph this from directly in front!
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A quick pass with ShiftN. Not the best fix, but very passable and fast.

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A quick pass with ShiftN. Not the best fix, but very passable and fast.

I am liking the shiftN )

I guess I am a bit disappointed with the super wide angle lens, but I need to learn how to overcome some of its shortcmings and avoid certain pictures/angles..
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