Rethinking focal length conventions

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jrtrent Veteran Member • Posts: 6,221
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Phil A Martin wrote:

As for perspective, I refer you to Langford, Basic Photography 8th edition, pages 84-85. A book I've recommended in the many classes I've taught.

Thank you for the recommendation. Libraries in my area remain closed for browsing due to covid restrictions, but you at least got me to go online for the first time and see if I could get it via "curbside pickup." Sadly, no Michael Langford books in my library system's catalog.

I have read several photography books that have sections on perspective, typically saying something like, "standard lenses . . . produce pictures in which perspective manifests itself more or less as it appears in reality to the eye . . . wide angle - space appears extended and perspective exaggerated . . . telephotography - space appears compressed." (Total Picture Control , by Andreas Feininger)

Does Langford say something similar?

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