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

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Re: How does a lens work to form an image on the camera's sensor...
In reply to 57even, 9 months ago

I hope the information I added to the diagram above is correct...if it is not, please correct any misperceptions. I believe the focus point representation is off.

I know the sensor never moves forward or back, and it is the lens elements and the Focal length distance from the sensor that moves,  so in my diagram I do not intend to make it seem as if the sensor would move forward to the 16mm distance, rather in reality the lens elements move backwards towards the sensor to create the 16mm focal distance.

Great information you have posted here, thanks again 57 Even! This is very generous of you to take time to share this knowledge with others.
Thanks also to everyone else.

One of the images from a suggested website helped my perception of points of focus. I'll attach it.

If there's any more information, I'd like to continue reading any posts from members!

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