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What is Lens Compensation and which lenses are compatible with this feature?

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Lens Compensation is an in-camera optical correction feature. It comes with three options: Shading, Chromatic aberration and Distortion. When these functions are activated in the setup menu, the camera will attempt to reduce the effects based on the profiles of some Sony® lenses.

  • Shading: Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen.
  • Chromatic Aberration: Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen.
  • Distortion: Compensates for the distortion of the screen.

NOTES:

  • Even though lens compensation will be applied to the JPEG file when shooting in RAW+JPEG, the RAW file remains uncompensated.
  • Use the Sony Image Data Converter if you want the corrections to be applied to the RAW file. The converted files can then be saved as lossless TIFF or as easy to handle JPEG file. Third party RAW converters might not be able to apply the corrections to the RAW file.

In addition, all E-mount lenses are compatible with the Lens Compensation feature. The ILCE7 Series is also compatible with this feature even if an A-mount lens is attached (sold separately). However, some A-mount lenses are not compatible. For more information on lens compatibility, refer to this website.