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More on Vignetting

Posted by larrylohrman on June 11, 2006

In a previous post I've discussed the photo composition use of vignetting. Vignetting is considered a lens defect. There is an interesting post over at the "Online photographer" by Mike Johnson today on vignetting. Apparently, there are vignetting issues with many lenses used on the Canon 5D. You are likely to see vignetting in most lenses if you look close enough. Some lenses have more than others. Cameras with full frame sensors (Canon 5D, 1Ds, 1Ds II) are famous for exposing lens defects.

It's worth mentioning that for those that use Camera Raw that is built into Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS2 can be used to remove vignetting or illumination falloff. The feature is on the "lens" tab. There are two sliders at the bottom that allow you to remove vignetting in the image. I am intimately aware of this feature because I have a 8 mm Sigma fisheye (see image example above) that has big-time vignetting and I routinely remove the vignetting before I stitch the fisheye images together into panoramas.


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  1. Be Ba said

    I don’t find the light fall-off a problem in any real life situations. Also we need to remember that this light fall-off occured with film as well.


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