The human eye is a wonderful instrument, relying on refraction and lenses to form images there are many similarities between the human eye and a camera, including: a diaphragm to control the amount of light that gets through to the lens. The human eye into camera lens terms feb 17, 2012 i have often heard that the 50mm (35mm full frame) has an angle of view and perspective similar to the human eye but i'm interested to know how it is calculated.
The camera versus the human eye this particular discussion immediately delved into the optical physics of the eye as a camera and lens — an understandable comparison since the eye consists.
The question was: what is the human eye equivalence of 35mm format now perhaps we are interpreting this question differently, but i thought the op was asking what 35mm (ie full frame) lens produces an image that most closely resembles what we see with the naked eye. The camera and the human eye have much more in common than just conceptual philosophy -- the eye captures images similar to the way the camera does the anatomy of the camera bears more similarities to a biological eyeball than many would imagine, including the lens-like cornea and the film-like retina.
The differences between the human eye & a camera lens by clare edwards strictly speaking, a camera's lens is too simple to be comparable with the whole eye however, an entire camera can meaningfully compared to the human optical system.
It started after i followed an online discussion about whether a 35mm or a 50mm lens on a full frame camera gave the equivalent field of view to normal human vision.
For example, if i have a lens that is 16mm-50mm, which focal length would be the closest to the human eye's view (i don't have a camera yet, so i'm just curious) would 50mm be more zoomed in th.