Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
Thomas, what I'm suggesting is that when "the camera's angle of view" matches "the viewers angle of view" (defined by print viewing distance and print size), the the print will look normal.

There are definitely limits to this, a 180 fish eye for example, but if viewing distance remains constant and print size increases a wider lenses can be used.

The flattening effect of the longer lenses that we are all so familiar with is because of the mismatch in camera angle of view vs print viewing angle.

The same math formula applies to both applications.
Sorry, Mark, I don't see it.
To me wide angle looks wide angle, normal looks normal, and telephoto looks telephoto.
What do you mean by viewer's angle of view? We can only look at a print one single way - with our eyes, and as far as I understand, they do not have the ability to adjust angle of view, like switching lenses on a camera. Please explain in very specific terms what you mean; if you have some sort of drawings or pictures to show what you mean that would help.