Cirkut Composition Question....
This active thread is probably the best place to ask, due to its high level of activity and expertise.
I have experience shooting with a 35mm Widelux and a 120-format Kodak Panoram.
The Widelux bows architecture a lot, Panoram less so.
Reading / browsing "America by the Yard" last night, I noticed that some Cirkut photos the buildings' bowing of straight lines behind is minimal to non-existent. One pic in particular, a group of pre-WW2 Japanese families posed in what looks like a straight line, parallel to the buildings behind them. That shot intrigued me, because I'm thinking that a paying architectural client (say, a farmer who wants barn and outbuildings and house, or a golf course owner who wants clubhouse and restaurant and bar in the shot) would want minimal bending of straight lines, to closely mimic reality.
So my question is: how to minimize bowing / dipping of straight lines in the Cirkut, for those times you don't want them..?
My guess is to use a longer lens, and fewer degrees of sweep. Correct?
Humbly submitted, since I don't quite own a Cirkut yet.... but it's a lot cheaper to ask now than to burn film experiementing, for such a basic question.
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