Recently I've concluded that most professional photographers actually believe that telephoto lenses compress the subject and background in an image and that simply is not true.
Lens compression has nothing to do with the lens and has everything to do with your distance from the subject.
Why do we use the term "lens compression?"
Why does compression happen?
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In talking with my photography buddies about this I've discovered that most photographers do not seem to know this. I'm curious how many of you reading this also didn't know that lens compression doesn't really exist. Take the poll below and let's find out.