Re: Wide angle lens's and distortion
- From: "Doug Kanter" <ancientangler@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 06:11:47 GMT
"Philip" <somewhere@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>I think I've been getting confused about the difference between the
>perspective that a wide angle lens allows you to have and the distortion
>that's inherent in a lens with such a short focal length.
Forget the lens and the camera, grasshopper. Those toys suggest reality, but
there is no reality when it comes to photography or any other art. As a
matter of fact, some physicists say our molecules have nothing but a
"tendency to be", so there may be no reality anywhere.
Meditate on this, or what your dictionary says. A dictionary is a book
containing definitions of words. You may have on at home, collecting dust.
Look for it under the couch.
Main Entry: 2perspective
Etymology: Middle French, probably modification of Old Italian prospettiva,
from prospetto view, prospect, from Latin prospectus -- more at PROSPECT
1 a : the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface
the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye;
specifically : representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as
converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance b : a picture
2 a : the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed
<places the issues in proper perspective>; also : POINT OF VIEW b : the
capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance <urge
you to maintain your perspective and to view your own task in a larger
framework -- W. J. Cohen>
3 a : a visible scene; especially : one giving a distinctive impression of
distance : VISTA b : a mental view or prospect <to gain a broader
perspective on the international scene -- Current Biography>
4 : the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative
distance and positions
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