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Hug Of Thunder Jan 16, 2014 @ 3:47am
A question on FOV
Is it better to have your cameras have a larger or smaller FOV? And if its both, what are the factors when it comes between choosing between the too?
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raptornx01 Jan 16, 2014 @ 4:57am 
it's personal preference. just, a wider field of view means the image will have a fish-eye look, with the image around the edges being all stretched out.
6000 ANGRY BEES Jan 16, 2014 @ 5:00am 
Thinner fields of view are also "flatter", making them preferable for closeups.

Personally, I use the 35mm preset a lot.
Hug Of Thunder Jan 16, 2014 @ 5:04am 
So generally you want the higher numbered presets? The default picture from that link looks terrible.
6000 ANGRY BEES Jan 16, 2014 @ 5:53am 
Depends on how close the character you're focusing on is, and how much "depth" you want to your shot.

Tighter DOFs are also zoomed in by their nature, which can make it harder to get the angle you want without clipping through a wall or something.

PalmliX Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:53am 
Zach Scott has done a great tutorial on this:
Hug Of Thunder Jan 16, 2014 @ 7:31pm 
Sweet, thank you so much! You guys are awesome.
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Date Posted: Jan 16, 2014 @ 3:47am
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