Dumb question.. lens for D800

Started May 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
mattr Veteran Member • Posts: 3,530
Re: Photography 101

jaysonmc wrote:

If you don't think focal length affects perspective, then you might need to take a photography course. This is basic photography. Perhaps a dictionary would convince you?

yes, that's what I don't think

If STAND in the same place and take a picture with a 20mm lens and a 200mm lens where the subject is a person that is 10 feet away and a tree behind that is 600 feet away; if you change lenses then your perspective changes. The pictures are NOT the same.

no, if you change lenses your framing changes, perspective remains the same

indeed "pictures" are not the same (because framing changes)

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