What focal length for the most realistic pictures?

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Rol Lei Nut Veteran Member • Posts: 4,833
Re: What focal length for the most realistic pictures?
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That gets complicated...

From a mathematical perspective POV, the FL which most closely approximates the "normal" viewing distance of a subject.

From a subjective "psycho-optical" POV, the FL which most closely reproduces the way we see something. For medium and short distances, that could often mean a UWA, since our eyes are often moving around, taking in a scene with a UWA FOV. For something we're concentrated on or are observing, a tele/short tele might give the idea better. And so on for different situations.

IMO, there is no best FL for realistic pictures until "reality" is defined...

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