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Old 07-01-2013, 05:43 PM
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Question Lens Vignetting

What level of Vignetting is acceptable on a new lens?
I bought a Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens
At full apperture it requires a correction of >50 in Camera Raw to balance it.
The 8bit value varies from 204 in one corner to 250 in the centre.

Can anybody advise if this within acceptable limits or should I send the lens back?

Thanks for any advise.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:45 PM
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At f/1.8, that is to be expected.

Stop down to f/4 and you'll notice a big improvement.

Personally, I'm a fan of vignetting in terrestrial images.

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Old 07-01-2013, 07:56 PM
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At f/1.8, that is to be expected.

Stop down to f/4 and you'll notice a big improvement.
Yes, or even just to f/2.8:

http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikko...3518dx?start=1

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Thanks for the comments.
In my test shots, I noticed the improovement when stepped down.
I'm not entirely happy with the Vignetting not being symmetrical.

Steffen
Very useful link, should have done more research before purchase.
Thank you.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:46 AM
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Personally, I'm a fan of vignetting in terrestrial images.
Me too.

As you have already discovered, it's very easy to remove vignetting in Camera Raw. I assume Adobe has even supplied the correct profile for your camera and lens combination. That being the case, I don't see the issue.

Aside for this, are you happy with the image quality?

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