How does a lens work to form an image on the camera's sensor...

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InTheMist
InTheMist Senior Member • Posts: 3,077
Re: How does a lens work to form an image on the camera's sensor...

When you're focusing, it's not the entire world focused into a pinpoint - you're right, most examples illustrate that wrong.

Ever use a magnifying glass to burn something?  You don't focus the entire universe into a pinpoint, only the image of the sun.

This may help:

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/camera1.htm

Sorry, I can't think of a book that explains it really well.

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