Kris in California writes.
I've been shooting with a D750 for the past few years but I've recently switched over to the Z7 mirrorless system with a 14-30mm lens and although the image quality is excellent, I find the lens distortion borderline unbearable, especially at the longer focal lengths. I can't seem to find a lens correction profile for it in Lightroom, so it's adding a lot of time to my workflow as I am forced to fix each image manually. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how are they managing? I'm starting to think the switch to mirrorless was a mistake.
Kris, your question comes at a great time. I've been using a D750 for my still work and a Sony A6500 for my videos. I like to travel as light as possible, so I've been wanting to consolidate down to one camera for a while now. After seeing how good the video is on the Z7, I decided to make the switch. While the image and video quality is excellent, I have to agree, the distortion on the 14-30mm lens is brutal. I'm sure there will be a lens correction profile available at some point, but I haven't been able to find one either. While it's annoying and time-consuming when editing stills, it's not the end of the world. That being said, dealing with the distortion while filming is an entirely different story, and I'm almost out of patience. So, I too, am starting to second-guess my decision and am seriously considering going back to the trusty old D750 with the 14-24mm. I'm hopeful that there is an reasonable solution out there that I just haven't found yet, so I'll put a few questions out to the community and see what comes back.
If you are thinking about upgrading your camera, here are a few things to consider first:
My questions to the community are:
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!