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Old Aug 30, 2011, 12:15 AM   #1
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Apparently, most people are not understanding this challenge. This is not about distortion introduced by extreme wide-angle lenses. That is why I modified the challenge description a couple of days ago to use the 50mm setting of your lens as the reference for comparing zoom vs. walking toward the subject. The distortion introduced by extreme wide-angle lenses at their widest setting is for another challenge. Please reread the challenge description and note the changes in bold type.

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Old Aug 30, 2011, 6:11 PM   #2
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You are the Moderator calr and it is your challenge but it is all the same thing you are just picking a point of 50mm. If you pick some other point say 150mm then the 50mm is the wide angle lens but it's the same thing perspective distortion just with a difference reference. DAZ
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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Perspective distortion is not the issue. I don't care what kind of lens you use or the focal length, there are objects in any scene that simply cannot be seen without walking closer. If you don't believe me, don't use a lens or camera. Look at a scene with your eyes. Then walk in closer and I guarantee you'll see things that were hidden by foreground objects viewed from farther away.
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If people would look at the post by MtnGirl its a good example of what Calr is after.
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