Dumb question.. lens for D800

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

sssesq wrote:

OK, one last try to explain it to you;

http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/photography-fundamentals/exploring-how-focal-length-affects-images/

You really don't get it.

The size relation between foreground and background elements ("subject to background compression") in the image changes because the photographer moves and not because the focal length is different. What exactly is so difficult to understand?

If you use different focal length lenses from the same position, this size relation stays the same. You can crop the image taken with the wider lens to the same framing. Size relations will be identical. Come on, test it yourself!

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