Thanks for the explanation.Hi Nigel:
These look excellent--very nice work. I agree with Bart, you should place these in the Nikon manual focus thread--more appropriate there, than in this thread. Regarding your comments, yes, generally, the longer the lens you use for this type of subject, the less distortions you get. However, this is not because of the lens' distortion. There are 2 kinds of distortions. Geometric are distortions which are intrinsic to the lens itself, things like barrel & pincushion are good examples. However, the kind of distortions to which you refer here is called perspective distortion & has nothing to do with the lens or its focal length; rather, it has to do with keeping the sensor parallel to the subject. Normally, in architectural shooting one is limited by space, so wider lenses are needed. Some quick research on Google reveals all of this more clearly than my little paragraph. Best, jt
I have picked up three PC lenses in the last year, a 24,28 and this new 35. It is interesting to play with the visual perspective effects each one gives.