Larger formats have less perspective distortion: My Theory.

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Nigel Wilkins
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Re: Larger formats have less perspective distortion: My Theory.
In reply to Mattoid, 11 months ago

Mattoid wrote:

But the top of the full frame sensor is at 101.2 cm and the top of the compact sensor is at 100.2275cm. Almost a cm difference. The light from the subject is coming from different angles to the sensor at this part of the image.

After having another read, here is a simpler explaination.  The light will be travelling at the same angle, because the sensor will be further back to focus the longer focal length lens.  You correctly thought in angles, but you forgot to adjust for the focal length.

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