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Why does 2 times zoom look closer than 50 times?

Asked by rebbel (30928points) 4 weeks ago

(On a smartphone with this ability)

From 0 to 2 times zoom is quite a step.
However, from, say, 48 to 50 times does seem to be much less so.
Why is that?

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janbb's avatar

Because 2 times means it is another 100x closer rather than 50 times.

ragingloli's avatar

because 2 is 200% of 1, while 50 is only 104% of 48.

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