Nikon 18-35mm F3.5-4.5 correcting distortion in LR5

TaraTara Posts: 36Member
edited March 2015 in Nikon DSLR cameras
I'm looking at purchasing a lens to go with my Tamron 70-200. I've read reviews about the above lens saying it's biggest problem is distortion. I was wondering if anyone had this lens how well LR5 corrects this distortion post production.

I photograph kitchens in tight spaces and also do weddings. I was wanting something wide angled that could meet those needs while not breaking the bank. This seemed like a good lens. but is at the TOP of my budget. If I can save money by having Lightroom iron out the kinks then I'm all for it!



  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,545Moderator
    I can't speak about that particular lens, but up until recently I saw LR as a one click solution to lens shortcomings. Then recently I got a 24-120 and LR doesn't come close to correcting that for me so yes, good question and it will be interesting to read responses.
    Always learning.
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    You could use the preset as a starting point and make your own distortion correction profile. As long as it isn't complex distortion I think it probably wouldn't be too bad. However I haven't tried creating my own.

    I would possibly Google Lightroom correction for the lens. I know before a newer version of Lightroom had corrections for my tokina lens there were people that had made their own and were sharing that.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,751Member
    @Tara - do you have a budget for that wide angle lens? How much kitchen shooting do you do...
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
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  • TaraTara Posts: 36Member
    Hi Photobug. I decided to flag buying a lens and just use my wide angled kit lens.
  • kanuckkanuck Posts: 1,300Member
    I wish Lightroom had a one click solution for the Samyang 14mm. It only comes up in Adobe CC. The new 18-35 G should be quickly fixable in Lightroom CC no? You have two spectacular lenses there by the way in this lens and the Tammy 70-200. I take it you are using the D810? :D
  • TaraTara Posts: 36Member
    I would like the D810 but I have the 610
  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    Nikon Capture NX-D or NX-2 have the best corrections for nikon lenses during raw processing. Otherwise NX-D has the worst workflow I have seen, so I develop to tif and open in cs-6

    NX-D is free and worth every penny.
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • kanuckkanuck Posts: 1,300Member
    I would like the D810 but I have the 610
    The D610 is more than enough camera don't worry! It is excellent as is the D750 :)

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