Although most video cameras are fitted with a zoom lens, we only use the zooming action occasionally. More often, we select a particular angle or focal length within its range, and shoot at that setting.
Our impressions of distance, scale and proportion can be distorted whenever the camera’s lens angle differs from normal, but there are many practical advantages in having a selection of lens angles available. They can greatly extend shot opportunities.
• Adjusting framing without moving the camera –
To provide a variety of shot sizes.
Slightly widening or narrowing the shot to improve the picture’s balance. To correct framing (e.g. when people move off marked positions). Adjusting ...