Originally Posted by david b
HI, I'm new at this forum.
I won't try to give a technical explanation of any kind- many ppl here are more indicated to - but I would like tell you my personal experience:
a month ago I was studying a particular house to take a picture with an infrared B&W film - honestly I can't shoot more then a few films a year due to lack of time - I was prefiguring the picture first of all with naked eye, without seeing through the camera... by the way, after mounting some lenses to make some tests I found out my eye had previewed the picture like a 85mm and it's a feeling I 've had a lot of times before but it had never been so clear. I don't think it's a question of angle of view but something involving perception: we - expecially male people - are mentally more concentrated on one particular at once rather than on the whole image we can focus on. I guess peripherical view is not used to get details but other aspects of the environment, like the luminosity of the scene, the change in some big shapes, and mainly the movements. Instead when we examine a picture taken with a wideangle lens we can - if the dimension of picture printed is small enough - have the whole image in focus and we can embrace it whole - even thou in some degree it happens the same thing as when we see reality: we see it detail by detail -. That's why I don't think it's correct matching the human view with a wide angle nor with a 50mm.
in few words I substantially agree with Sparky
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