Compression is Real

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Mike CH Veteran Member • Posts: 9,631
Re: no cropping or stitching

jrtrent wrote:

The article the OP referred to starts out with, "We've been saying for years that the term "lens compression" is misleading," and perhaps that is true,

It is. It’s the position, not the lens.

"A telephoto lens, for example, renders distant objects larger in the frame, and has the effect of compressing the apparent spatial relationship between objects. A wideangle does precisely the opposite; in squeezing more content into the image, objects appear smaller and more distant. It's in the happy medium between these two extremes that the standard lens lies; the apparent sizes and spatial relationships between image elements appear natural, and much as they did in real life."

Preferences aside, that explanation is wrong, physically, geometrically and optically.

Regards, Mike

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