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Questions tagged [field-of-view]

Questions about how much of the scene a camera can see, and what can affect how much is seen.

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Why are lenses characterized by focal length and not the effective field of view?

In photography, it's the accepted norm to say that if you know the sensor size of your camera and the focal length of your lens, then you know the field of view of your system. However, in optics, it'...
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Pixel diameter of a given field of view calculation equisolid (equal-area) fisheye lens

I have a 180° equisolid (equal-area) fisheye lens with a focal length of 8 mm. I want to crop images to a circle defined by an angular field of view from the zenith angle of the lens (i.e. the middle ...
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How is wide field-of-view possible using a tiny sensor?

From looking at the FOV tables on this page, I can see that FOV is greatly reduced as sensor size decreases. It seems that 1/2.3 sensors would produced fields-of-view that are tiny, even at the ...
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Diagonal Angle of View given Horizontal or Vertical angles of view for equidistant lenses

I am struggling to find the correct mathematical relation between the horizontal and diagonal angle of view for a given aspect ratio for equidistant lenses. For rectilinear lenses, it is possible to ...
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Why is the field of view angle from exiftool different from Apple's official values?

I have two series of photos shot on my iphone 6s on 10.3.2. The first series is in the regular frame, and the second series is in the "square" frame. I'm using exiftool 11.01 on macOS 10.11.6. From ...
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Distortion towards the edges/corners of the field of view in an image

I am taking a picture keeping the camera horizontally in landscape mode from a height of roughly 3-4 ft, acquiring the top-view of the scene. It was seen that the objects placed towards the centre of ...
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What is the typical FOV / focal length for house interior shots?

I don't do interior shots, but I do see a lot of them these days because I am house hunting. If you look at high end houses on Redfin.com, you can see typical examples done by professional ...
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Finding focal length from image size and FOV

I have bumped into this statement in an Engineering journal. The statement is mentioned on right side example. A 640x480 image with a horizontal FOV of 47 degrees gives focal length f = 740 pixels. ...
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How to calculate which system will work better for me?

For all intents and purposes assume I am using the same 400mm lens, which would give a me better resolution of the subject (bird)? A 50% crop of 42 megapixel Sony a7riii Fullframe A full crop of 20.3 ...
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How to enlarge an object by x-times with an optical zoom

My camera employs a 30x optical zoom, with focal length ('f' from here on out): f = 4.3 mm to 129 mm. If I am at 1x and I see an object as 100 pixels, to enlarge it to 150 pixels, can I set the zoom ...
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Focal length, sensor size and field of view in digital photography

For a robotics project, I've been testing two cameras 1)ELP USBFHD04H, sensor AR0330, 1/3 inch 2)ELP USBFHD06H, sensor Sony IMX322, 1/2.9 inch Besides, I've been testing different lenses, all of ...
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When do straight lines become curved when talking about projection?

This in not a question directly pertaining to photography, but the theory of projection in general. Imagine that I'm drawing my surroundings, say, in a city with straight lines everywhere. I start ...
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Why do my camera's specs give a 120 degree angle of view when I calculate it should be much narrower than that?

I have a camera with these specs Image sensor = 1/4' OV CMOS Sensor Image Resolution: 1280*1024,640*480,320*240,160*120 Focal Length: 2.8mm Angle of view: 120 Since it's a 1/4 CMOS i got the width ...
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How to measure field-of-view of a camera with fisheye Lens? [duplicate]

For a camera with a rectilinear lens a simple measurement would consist of taking images from known distance of an object of known size. For example using a sheet of paper as an object set on a wall ...
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How do I calculate the change in HFOV and VFOV as Object Distance changes?

Let's assume that I have the following camera parameters confirmed: Focal Length F/# Coc And a Lens Focusing Distance (the focus distance it was optimized to in the manufacturing process of the lens)....
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How to calculate the Horizontal and Vertical FOV (in mm)

I am having some trouble finding a standard way to calculate the horizontal and vertical field of view of an image based on a set of initial input parameters. I do have values for the following ...
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Picture in Picture with distance in perspective

I have two cameras with the same specifications placed one in front of the other level and horizontal. I know the distance between them and the height of each camera. I want to create a picture-in-...
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Understanding Lens Viewing Angle and Focal Length Relationship [duplicate]

I have a camera module with a lens viewing angle of 185° and a focal length of 1.8. But as far as I can tell, this camera module is not classified as a fish-eye lens. The working distance is ...
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How big is the sun in an image made with Canon APS-C and 300mm focal length?

I am trying to decide what lens should I use for eclipse and I am wondering if my 70-300 IS USM would be enough or should I get (rent) a lens with higher magnification. Since my solar filters are ...
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does focal length change across an image?

If an image is taken of a flat surface parallel to a (presumed perfect) lens, is the scale of objects (and therefore focal length) uniform across the whole image? eg. Would an object in the centre of ...
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Is my distance/size math for macro photography correct?

I was comparing Panasonic lenses the other day, and I wanted to know about their macro capabilities. Obviously Panasonic lists the closest focusing distance, but this doesn't tell me much about the ...
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Is it exactly true that doubling the focal length makes everything look twice as big?

I had come to the conclusion that if one lens has twice the focal length of another, that means it makes everything look twice as big. Conversely, if a lens has half the focal length, you see twice as ...
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Camera handling - right handed, left eye dominant

I know there are many discussions online about this topic, so I humbly apologise if I missed the answers to my following questions. As I stated in the title I am right handed but left eye dominant, ...
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Can I combine a pinhole bodycap with macro extension tube to adjust focal length?

I'm interested in trying out a bodycap style pinhole on my DSLR (a Nikon D3300 in my case). Can I combine this with a macro extension tube to adjust the focal length? Calculators such as Mr Pinhole ...
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How to achieve large DOF in a macro like this video? [duplicate]

I noticed that this video has a very beautiful DOF, almost spot on. It is a video but should still be applicable to photography. So how is such precise and large Depth of field achieved? What kind of ...
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How can I calculate sensor size (width and height) from focus length, vertical, and horizontal angle of view?

How to calculate sensor size (width/height) when knowing focus length, vertical & horizontal angle view (FOV)?
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Apparent size and field of view [duplicate]

i am sure there is a simple answer, but i have seem to have forgen it. How do you calculate the relative apparent size of the subject i have seen a formula with the field of view and tangent, but i ...
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Low angle resolution, depth of field and field of view [duplicate]

I am using an 8Mp camera module to take a picture of an A4 sheet at a low angle, circa 10 degrees, something like this: I tried to do some calculations, but it's the first time that I work with a ...
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Does my 18-135mm zoom provide a wider field of view than a 28mm wide angle lens?

I recently purchased my first DSLR and I am interested in purchasing a second lens. My camera came with a 18-135mm zoom lens. I am looking to get a wide angle lens. The one I am interested in is a ...
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Can I calculate sensor size from pixel dimensions and number (to find angle of view)?

I read up an equation on Wikipedia i.e. a camera's angle of view can be found from the following equation angle of view = 2 arctan ( d / 2f ) where f = focal length and d = size of film or sensor. ...
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Can I optically zoom in but still capture the content seen when zoomed out?

I have a general question regarding optical zooming. By taking an optically zoomed picture, the result is essentially a fixed-size picture that cuts off the surroundings in order to zoom in on a ...
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How does focus breathing affect DOF?

Like explained in this question Does focus breathing make a lens slower when close focusing? focus breathing does change the effective F-stop. At the same time, the lens behaves, as if it was a ...
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What is the difference in field of view between a 50mm crop lens and a 50mm ff lens on a crop body [duplicate]

I am having this question at the back of my mind all the time, but no answer actually satisfied me till now. Many said "a 50mm ff lens become 75mm on crop body". But this is not true, since the ...
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If I select lenses to give the same framing on APS-C and full frame, would I get the same DoF at the same aperture?

As far as I understand DoF is dependent on how far away you are from the photographed obect, and because with different sensor sizes you have to choose a different distance between you and the object ...
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Does aperture affect field of view?

I have some conceptual difficulties with understanding field of view and aperture. Let us say, I have a wide-angle lens, for example 20mm. Field of view directly correlates to the focal length of my ...
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Why don't lens manufacters just label their lenses in 35mm equivalent terms? [duplicate]

I recently read a question asking if a 35mm DX lens on a APS-C body would produce a 35mm picture. There was a good bit of discussion / corrections regarding the crop factor vs field of view ...
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Is a 30mm lens a good general purpose lens on an APS-C sensor?

I'm currently looking for a general purpose lens, and I'm more inclined to opt for a prime lens. There are several reasons for that; I want a fast lens and prime lenses tend to be faster at lower ...
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Do I need to worry about crop factor or sensor size when comparing wide angle lenses for the same camera?

I want to upgrade my wide angle lens to wider, but I don't understand well which lens will give me wide enough angle. I have Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 18-70mm, but I'm thinking of upgrade Tokina 11-16 or ...
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How would I calculate the FOV needed in this scenerio

I'm creating an installation involving an LCD Screen and camera, basically I want the LCD screen to display a view of what the person would see if looking through the LCD screen. Please see the ...
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How long does it take for a celestial object to move across the field of view of a 32 mm SuperView eyepiece?

How much time will an object (star, galaxy, nebula, cluster) take to transit from one end of a 32 mm SuperView eyepiece to the other end of it to go out of the field of view when a DSLR is connected ...
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What is the relationship between field of view and focal length for fisheye?

What is the relationship between the focal length and field of view for an equal-area ("equisolid") projection fisheye lens? Alternatively, what is the relationship between the 180-degree image ...
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Buying a Nikon DSLR Camera body only, is a 35mm and 55-200mm lens enough for most cases?

New to photography using DSLR. I am planning to buying an entry level Nikon DSLR (perhaps the D3300). I read around and decided to buy the body only, excluding the kit lens. I have decided to go ...
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Converting FOV to Distance?

I have a camera with CS mount and I am now trying to figure out the best fixed-lens to buy so that my camera can see the object at a distance of 5" without the object looking like a tiny dot, it is ...
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Why do photographs make a place look bigger than it is?

Observation: I recently went to visit a cricket stadium that I have seen quite often in television. Though the stadium looked huge in television, visiting the stadium made me realize that it was not ...
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Shouldn't the diameter of the moon with a 600mm lens be double what it is with a 300mm lens?

I used a 300 mm lens and recently bought a 600 mm lens, thinking that the area in the frame with the 600 mm lens will be exactly half of the area covered by the 300 mm lens. Practically I am not ...
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How do I find the focal length when stitching images made with an unknown lens in Hugin?

I tried to stitch some images from appollo 16 to a panorama. The problem is that I do not know the focal length of the lens. Is there a way to circumvent this?
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Is there a list of technical terms for angles shots are taken at?

I'm dealing with digital product (packaged goods) photos, and the data I get includes descriptions like "front", "front side right angle", "front side left angle", "top", "right", "left", "bottom", "...
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Calculating field of view of aerial photographs [duplicate]

I took photos at varying heights (30-60 m) using a gopro hero4 (f2.8 wide-angle lens, 1/2.3-inch type 4:3 sensor with 4,000 x 3,000 pixels) angled at -60° on the horizontal axis. How do I calculate ...
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How do I calculate the field of view of a 50mm focal length biconvex lens with the retina as sensor?

Hi I need to know the field of view of a 50mm focal length lens. I know the field of view is dependent on focal length of the lens and the image format dimension (i.e., dimensions of the sensor). If ...
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Which lens size will generate more detail for equivalent field-of-views in an image snapshot?

We are getting ready to purchase a 3 megapixel IP camera. It comes with either a 4mm or 6mm lens. We will only be using the camera for still image snapshots on a specified interval. Basically, it's an ...