You can pick whatever standard you like. I'm pointing out to OP that most SLR wide angle lenses exhibit visible distortion around the edges, that it is inherent in their designs and is difficult to correct, although some are much better than others. Like it or not that is an optical compromise. Perhaps "Achilles Heel" is the wrong title for the thread since it assumes SLR wides are inferior overall from an image-making perspecitve. Nobody ever said that. I use them myself rather than RF lenses. Distortion is only one property of a lens, and when it comes to that particular property RF wides generally perform better than SLR wides. This is what OP asked about.
Originally Posted by markbarendt
Why some snob has to chime in to a 35mm equipment forum to say anyone who cares about distortion is a "gadget wanker" is beyond me. Some great photographers have had an interest in how their tools work. And there are also millions of shit photographers who have no interest in equipment.
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