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Damir asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 2 months ago

does the camera really add a couple hundred pounds?

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  • 2 months ago

    not hundreds of pounds maybe a little bit of weight but it depends on the angle of the person and how they are standing

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  • BriaR
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    2 months ago

    Mine has done the opposite!  Over the years it has drained many thousands of pounds from my UK bank account.

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  • qrk
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    2 months ago

    The video cameras we operated in the 1970s probably weighed 70 to 100 pounds, including the tripod/dolly. However, modern cameras are generally under 5 pounds unless you have a big telephoto lens attached (Sigma's 200-500mm f/2.8 weighs in at 35 lbs).

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  • lare
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    absolutely, this effect was discovered long ago.  consider an old fashioned 35mm type film camera.  with a normal 50mm focal length lens, it has an angle of view nearly identical to normal human vision.  if a longer focal length is used on this camera, it will foreshorten the image, which tends to make people look skinny.  that is why the longer focal length lenses were always used by professional portrait photographers (who wanted to be paid by the client).  A shorter focal length lens distorts in the other direction, making people look chubby.  not a hundred pounds mind you, but easily 20 pounds or so.  That is why your uncle always gathered the family reunion together with his camera with the special wide angle lens so he can gift you later with a picture where everyone looks fat. smile.

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  • 2 months ago

    The camera does not add a couple hundred pounds.

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  • Frank
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    2 months ago

    This one added 1,400 pounds!  

    You can read about it here: https://petapixel.com/2018/09/07/this-was-the-worl...

    Cameras can add or subtract apparent size to a person or any subject for that matter.  If you use a wide-angle lens like that in a smartphone, you will make your subjects look wider (i.e. fatter) especially if they are placed close to the edge of the frame.  Conversely, you can make people look more attractive than they may look in real life by using a telephoto lens of 85mm or greater.  For this reason, lenses in the 85~150mm range have been historically referred to as being "portrait" lenses.

    Here's a link showing how using various focal lengths can either make a beautiful person look awful or wonderful: http://www.stepheneastwood.com/tutorials/lensdisto...  For reference, your smartphone uses a 28mm lens equivalent to the lenses used in the link.

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  • 2 months ago

    Ten pounds,

    unless you are more than 30% overweight,

    in which case it adds fifteen to twenty.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Lens distortion can have an effect that makes people look heftier in pictures but not 200 lbs.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Some more than others.

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  • 2 months ago

    No, my friend, not at all.

    If you use a wide-angle lens and are standing too close to the subject, however, it can distort the image to make it appear that the subject is heavier than their actual weight.

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