## Field of Views of Different Focal Lengths

Here’s a neat image showing the different field of views offered by focal lengths ranging from 16mm to 200mm. It’s not simply lines overlaid on a single photo — the different focal lengths were actually used to capture what the scenes looks like through the lenses.

Vimeo recently partnered up with photographer Vincent LaForet for a new educational series called Behind the Glass. If you’re just getting into photography, the videos are great primers on the subject of camera lenses.

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• Sam Christopher Cornwell

Did the 35mm have a filter on it?

• Denis Lenoir

One can observe that – against received idea – the change of focal does’t change the perspective : common parts of the image (the center rectangle for instance) are perfectly  identical, it is only when changing the place from which the image is taken (not the case here) that the perspective changes.

• Denis Lenoir

One can observe that – against received idea – the change of focal does’t change the perspective : common parts of the image (the center rectangle for instance) are perfectly  identical, it is only when changing the place from which the image is taken (not the case here) that the perspective changes.

• Denis Lenoir

One can observe that – against received idea – the change of focal does’t change the perspective : common parts of the image (the center rectangle for instance) are perfectly  identical, it is only when changing the place from which the image is taken (not the case here) that the perspective changes.

• Nikhil Rasiwasia

A little more mathematical plot of the angle or the field of view with respect to the focal length of the camera for both full frame and 1.6 crop factor is on this blog – http://confusionart.com/2010/10/field-of-view/

• Nikhil Rasiwasia

A little more mathematical plot of the angle or the field of view with respect to the focal length of the camera for both full frame and 1.6 crop factor is on this blog – http://confusionart.com/2010/10/field-of-view/

• Nikhil Rasiwasia

A little more mathematical plot of the angle or the field of view with respect to the focal length of the camera for both full frame and 1.6 crop factor is on this blog – http://confusionart.com/2010/10/field-of-view/

• Nikhil Rasiwasia

A little more mathematical plot of the angle or the field of view with respect to the focal length of the camera for both full frame and 1.6 crop factor is on this blog – http://confusionart.com/2010/10/field-of-view/

• Martin

I was wondering the same thing. Either that, or a cloud passed overhead while they shot with that lens. Weird…

Every lens behaves differently. Some are warmer, some are colder, some tend to underexpose, some then to overexpose.
Tiny variations due to glass quality and number of elements is what you see here.

Every lens behaves differently. Some are warmer, some are colder, some tend to underexpose, some then to overexpose.
Tiny variations due to glass quality and number of elements is what you see here.