5 common lens problems (and how to solve them)

    | Photography Tutorials | Tutorials | 10/07/2012 17:00pm

    Lens Problem No. 2: Vignetting


    5 common lens problems: Vignette

    The problem
    This is characterised by a darkening of the corners of the frame, and is caused by the lens actually capturing its own sides. It’s particularly noticeable when you’re shooting a clear sky.

    The problem is usually associated with wide-angle lenses at wide apertures, although it only becomes a concern when you’re shooting on a full-frame camera (do you really need a full frame DSLR?), which makes use of the full diameter of the lens.

    Vignetting can be a positive creative tool as well, helping to draw attention to the centre of the frame.

    The solution
    If you notice dark corners, try zooming in a touch, or set a narrow aperture.

    Alternatively, Photoshop’s Lens Correction tools (Filter>Distort>LensCorrection) do an excellent job of eliminating (or enhancing) vignetting.

    PROBLEM No. 1: Lens Flare
    PROBLEM No. 2: Vignetting
    PROBLEM No. 3: Converging Verticals
    PROBLEM No. 4: Barrel Distortion
    PROBLEM No. 5: Lens Diffraction


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    Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 5:00 pm under Photography Tutorials, Tutorials.

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