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I work in real estate photography, It really does not matter about the resolution, since the images are going to end up on a website with 1024px on it's longest side, distortion however does show up even after you correct the lens, I have two Sigma's 12-24mm and used them a lot in the past, now I am shooting with the Canon 17-40mm to force myself shooting ...


You can also take multiple overlapping images covering the entire building and then stitch a final high resolution picture together using e.g. the free of charge program Hugin. If you make sure the overlap is big enough so that you are only using the part of the pictures that are not far removed from the center, then the barrel distortion won't cause ...


You can correct lens distortion in post, but you do so at the expense of some of that higher resolution. Roger Cicala of says in a blog post where he tests the uncorrected and post corrected resolution of an EF 24-105mm f/4 L lens at 24mm: But when someone wants to argue that they buy a lens with high distortion because it has higher ...


Lens distortion can be corrected for automatically by programs like Lightroom, Photoshop or PTLens for the bold, if a profile for that lens exists (and if not, you can pretty easily make one yourself). Sharpness cannot be recovered in post, so this seems like a no-brainer. Take the sharp but distorted lens and let your software auto-correct it, with no ...

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