What focal length for the most realistic pictures?

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Trollmannx Veteran Member • Posts: 5,932
Re: What focal length for the most realistic pictures?

SonyOB wrote:

I made the original silly posting only to point out that to a question like this, all the answers will be opinions. Somebody's "realistic" is just plain ugly and cruel to someone else.

Discussions are about opinions. When we have facts only there is nothing to discuss...

Guess quite a lot judge a photograph a realistic when what was in front of the camera at the moment of exposure is recognizable and kind of looks like the real thing.

A photograph will always be an after image - the real moment is gone and the captured image is a trace from that moment. So realistic a realistic image might be an image corresponding to the memory of that moment - a tiny snip from past reality - and the lens capturing that part might be the focal lenght for the most realistic image.

Or - as they say - maybe not...

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