Compression is Real

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kiwi2
kiwi2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,919
Re: Compression is Real

Pixel Pooper wrote:

JackM wrote:

Sure, semantically, one lens "has" no more compression than any another. But a longer focal length will force you to position yourself further away from your subject, and you will get more compression.

My lenses don't force me to do anything. A longer focal length gives me a narrower field of view, that's all.

Choosing a focal length and deciding where to stand are two separate decisions, and only one of them affects compression.

If I take off my glasses when I put on a hat, can I blame the hat for my vision going blurry?

If You want to maintain the same subject size in the frame, then different focal lengths will require a change in distance.

As demonstrated here when going to shorter focal lengths and wanting to keep the model the same size in the frame...

https://youtu.be/7Fzh9eQDhL4

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