Pincushion Distortion

Pincushion Distortion

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Credit: GIPHOTOSTOCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A plane-convex (positive) lens is placed curved side-down on a paper with a square grid pattern. The apparent distortion of the pattern is called pincushion distortion.

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Keywords: aberration, demonstration, distortion, effect, geometric optics, lens, light, optical, optics, phenomenon, physical, physics, pincushion distortion, plane-convex, plano-convex, positive, ray optics, refraction, science

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