How the 50-mm Camera Lens Became ‘Normal’ - The Atlantic


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It’s often called the optic that best approximates human vision, but approximation is relative.
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Kai Pfaffenbach It was the curved shape of the lens that led to its name being borrowed, in the late 17th century, from the Latin name of the lentil plant, lens…
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june 2018 by tealtan
Today, the lens represents a struggle between objectivity and relativism.
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The idea that a 50-mm best approximates human sight has more to do with the early history of lens production than any essential optical correspondence between the lens and the eye.
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may 2018 by rianvdm
How the 50-mm Lens Became ‘Normal’ Kai Pfaffenbach It was the curved shape of the lens that led to its name being borrowed, in the late 17th century, from the Latin name of the lentil plant, lens… May 14, 2018 at 04:55PM https://ift.tt/2KfgZdh
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may 2018 by ewancarr
What constitutes a “normal” lens shifts and changes over time. Today, as images are increasingly captured on digital sensors rather than 35-mm film, the relationship between a 50-mm lens and normal vision has become more of a concept than an ideal physical correspondence.
may 2018 by burnmyeye
How the 50mm Camera Lens Became ‘Normal’
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