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Why Zooming with Your Feet is NOT the Same as Zooming with a Lens

Discussion in 'Photography Tips, Tricks & Tutorials Forum' started by Mike Singh, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Mike Singh

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    Good video. Zooms have their place in photography, but primes are better when possible
     
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    They make zoom lenses? Huh...
     
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    good demo of that
     
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    That's a good video to watch
     
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    Well explained video.....
     
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    Things you don't think about, but so true.
     
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    I have looked at the video a few times now and have been rehearsing the maneuvers on my mind just to understand it.
     
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    Ditto... Good video
     
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    The foot zoom is much more exhausting........:)
     
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    and often far more dangerous...
     
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    So simple, so effective, will I remember? Probably not until I've finished shooting :)
     
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    Good video. This is why many photography schools prefer to work with prime lenses initially as managing perspective is one of the fundamental practices of photography. Zoom lenses are convenient but they tend to make perspective a secondary consideration - if it is considered at all. There has been arguments for years whether zoom lenses make photographers lazy. While there may be something to it, I think zoom lenses just make capturing an image easier with little consideration of how perspective plays a role in the composition.

    Find your best focal length on your zoom and stick with it and only use the zoom when moving is not possible.
     
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    Perhaps zoom lenses make some ignore perspective, but I don't see that primes would be any better, as they limit you to discrete steps. Prime lens advocates often claim you can zoom with your feet, but that only works when all your image is the the same distance away (& approachable).

    As the video effectively shows perspective is simply down to relative distances. If you move 2' closer to something 4' away it's only half the distance & appears twice the size. Meanwhile this 2' movement has little effect on the background that was 500' away (it now appears about 0.4% bigger)
     

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