August 23, 2013, 04:28:43 pm
I think you should choose the right setting depending on the situation. Psychology is a huge factor. A certain focal length in a room looks completely different to the same focal length outdoors.
To prove this point try thinking about the moon: The moon always has a size of 0.52 Arc. This means that with the human field of view the moon only is 1/320 of the entire view. On a Full HD monitor this would make the moon as big as only 6 pixels!!!!
On a 50mm lens the moon would be only 1% of the image or 19 pixels! We all have had the impression that the moon is sometimes bigger than other times. We certainly have the feeling it's a lot bigger than 1% of the view. The reason for this is vision psychology. So, here you see that the right focal length depends a lot on the image and the way people interpret the image.
Did you know by the way that the size of the moon in Lumion is bigger than the real moon? The reason is that when we use the real moon size it would look weird and people would think we picked the wrong size