Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] "Normal" perspective
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 09:57:38 +0200

At 15:46 02.05.1998 -0400, Dan wrote:
>If you were viewing the print in a gallery where viewing
>distances are greater, a larger magification will be required to achieve
>the same "naturalness", otherwise objects in the photograph will appear
>smaller than normal (a wideangle look).  

Dan, I have some problems with your description/ definition of 
the "wideangle look".

If a picture is small -  do you call it "wideangle look (of the 
observer)", when he/she sees i.e. parts of the wall, or because
the in-objects are in size below "naturalness" ?

If a picture is large, and the observer cannot move far enough 
to see the total picture (no matter of the object size) - do you 
call this "wideangle look" also ?


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Alfred Breull