that needs to be contended with if you own a Rangefinder
or Twin Lens Reflex camera
. Namely - your eye
is viewing the scene
from a different point of view
from the lens
. You can simulate
the problem of paralax by closing one eye and pretending
that the closed eye is your camera's lens. Now swap
which eye is closed and watch
the resulting 'jump
' that occurs as your visual perspective
changes. This can result in all sorts of minor
changes and can sometimes be used as an excellent excuse
for why did did a terrible
job of composing that last photo
"Damn Rangefinders, if I had a real camera I never would have cut off Lucy's head!"
Sounds nice and all, but for the most part the actual alteration of the image is very slight unless you're shooting a subject that is closer than two feet.
"But what if I wanna shoot something closer that's right in front of my nose?" you ask...
Well, if you own a camera that suffers from paralax: don't
. It just wasn't made to do it. Go buy yourself a Single Lens Reflex
, or better yet, a View Camera