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Nikon Lenses: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jerod Foster

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9. Postprocessing

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ISO 100 • 1/400 sec. • f/8 • 17mm

Minimizing lens flaws

Nikon lenses are not perfect. Barrel distortion, lens vignettes, sensitivity to flare—in some ways, we are still dealing with the same issues photographers noticed a couple of decades ago (mostly because many lens models are not updated very often). Some photographers enjoy the inherent flaws a lens exhibits in a frame. These imperfections can be very stylistic. Other lens characteristics can be a nuisance, or at least something worth correcting using postprocessing software. Following are a few issues that make themselves visually known in the frame and tips on how to ...

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