Before the rush

Before the rush
by evan-pak

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“Correct” perspective is not critical for most images. Portraiture is an exception. Things close to the camera reproduce large and things far from the camera reproduce small. If the camera is worked in too close, the nose reproduces too large and the ears too small. This is the dreaded facial distortion that makes portraits look weird. Factorial: An image ...


No. You can only get the same look by standing in the same place. Otherwise, perspective will be altered. Nothing you can do with the lens (or camera) can get around that. On a DX format camera, to get an "85mm look" — the look of an 85mm lens on a "full frame" 35mm-format camera, or FX in Nikon terms — you need a lens that's 1.5× shorter to match field of ...

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