Re: Human Eye as Image Sensor
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Regrettably this was a document in a newsletter without further attribution than the author’s name. Moreover the newsletter was available to subscribers only so not generally accessible
On Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:05:23 AM EDT, Linda N <ljnygren@...> wrote:
Bob, thanks for the info that started this thread, but please also give the source of the text when you post content from others, not just the author.
I found a couple of other interesting sites (when trying to find your original reference).
https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/cameras-vs-human-eye.htm This also compares the human eye to a camera. I find it odd that such a comparison hardly brings up binocular vision at all, except regarding field of view. But they do slip in this comment: "even though our eyes capture a distorted wide angle image, we reconstruct this to form a 3D mental image that is seemingly distortion-free".
Another article the same site addresses stereoscopic photography but only regarding "animated 3D stereo photography" aka "wobbles" or "wiggles" (many/most of us would agree with calling them "3D wobbles" but would disagree that these are "stereoscopic" per se, as in the title.)
They did acknowledge other 3D display methods but implied that these were too complicated or specialized for a general photographer to be interested, at least not as a beginner. I did find it interesting that they suggested taking image pairs intended for this type of display with convergence at a mid-distance rather than parallel, for better rotation around a mid-distance point. -Linda