Barrel Distortion Strikes Again

Toronto Irish Famine Memorial

The barrel distortion of the Nikon 17-55mm at the wide end is REALLY bugging me, but even after trying to fix it in FOUR programs (CS3, Capture NX, LensFixCI, and DxO), I can’t make it look right! ARGH! (This is the original photo, not the attempted fix.) I’ll replace this photo later if I can fix it. Barrel distortion doesn’t always bother me, but seeing the CN Tower look more like the Leaning Tower of Pisa just won’t do! Especially since the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 lens is not cheap glass.

It’s what’s holding me up from processing my pictures from yesterday’s photoshoot at the Toronto Irish Famine Memorial. That, and the work that’s been piling up over the holidays like a snowbank that taunts shovels.