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It's a little known fact that Brian Williams actually killed UBL. 
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+Kavi O'Connor ...or an Air Berlin 737.
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Wow, that was poor.  No flaps, no spoilers, no flare, WAAAAAY too fast.
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You obviously didn't read the comments I included with the video :-(   A year later I have learned about Flaps, Spoilers etc :-)
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+Tim Horan No.  This video was produced in early 1967, as a promo for the 'Penny Lane'/Strawberry Fields Forever' double A-side.  Brian Epstein was very much alive when this was made (d. August 1967).
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1.  Focal length does not "compress" or "stretch" anything.  Where you stand - relative to the subject and the background - is the only thing that matters.

2. A crop sensor body does not turn a 200mm lens into a 300mm lens, and crop sensor bodies do not "stretch" faces out less.  The reason you might think this is true is that you're generally standing farther away with a crop body than a FF body (see point 1).

So repeat after me: focal length does not affect perspective.  At all.  Ever.
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+Mandeep Dhillon Michael is quite right. Try this:
Get your camera and any zoom lens. Frame a head shot with the lens fully extended. This may involve a walk as Aaron did. Take a photo. Zoom to the lens's shortest length and take another.

On your computer later, examine the head shot and compare that with the same area in the other.

You don't need a person, I've done this using a kit lens and random stuff on the café table as I enjoyed a coffee.

You would use a wider lens for a group portrait or an environmental portrait.

If I were a wedding photographer I'd happily photographer the happy couple on the doorstep of their church with a TS-E17. I'd position myself to capture the church, with the lens shifted up, with the camera held level.

Of course, this needs to be tempered according to the size of the church, but the couple will look completely fine.
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I didn't understand a word of this.
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Divert to alternate!  Divert to alternate!
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I know you're trying to be helpful, but writing things like "The longer the focal length of the lens is, the less perspective distortion you’ll generally have..." is bound to cause confusion.

Perspective has nothing to do with focal length.  The reason wide angle lenses show more perspective distortion than longer lenses is that you're standing closer to the subject.  That's it.  Crop a 20mm shot 10x and compare wit the same image shot FROM THE SAME PLACE with a 200mm.  Perspective is identical.
Shooting a portrait? Don't forget about Perspective Distortion.
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I have two film cameras in my bag right now.
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The irony of a 911 survivor talking about "what the Lord did for me" and "the grace of God" is almost too much to handle.
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+Love  I always find it ironic when evotards who believe in magical talking monkeys evolving from rocks, attempt to question someone else's beliefs. LOL xD
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