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Airy

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Re: 24-70 f2.8 perspective
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2020, 17:41:17 »
except that the 24-70 has no distortion at 38 mm. But, generally speaking, it is good practice to switch any corrections off and on again, and judge if it is worthwhile.
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Re: 24-70 f2.8 perspective
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2020, 01:19:18 »
 Yes and no.  ;)  There is a very long answer, but I'll keep it short.
For group shots like the above a full frame fisheye has less 'distortion',,, of the humans if they are at the same distance from the lens.
You see, a rectilinear lens squeeze out the corners, so it distorts the images. So don't place people in the corners, keep them on the horizontal central area  ;)
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Re: 24-70 f2.8 perspective
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2020, 02:22:35 »
Thanks Eric, I don't have a fisheye to experiment with but was thinking a 70-200 or 85mm (D800) to compress the image.  I was looking at Penns Marvel pick (Medium format no doubt) and noted that every one is close to the same size despite the differences in plane/depth. Thoughts?

https://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2018/07/quick-tip-irving-penn-made-group-portraits-look-dynamic.html

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Re: 24-70 f2.8 perspective
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2020, 04:51:52 »
Thanks Eric, I don't have a fisheye to experiment with but was thinking a 70-200 or 85mm (D800) to compress the image.  I was looking at Penns Marvel pick (Medium format no doubt) and noted that every one is close to the same size despite the differences in plane/depth. Thoughts?

https://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2018/07/quick-tip-irving-penn-made-group-portraits-look-dynamic.html

Thanks, Mark

Irving Penn died in 2009. He didn’t take that photo. The size difference is apparent if you look closely.  It is from a greater distance than your photo and thus differences due to geometry are proportionally smaller.