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Old 21-02-2018, 10:56 PM

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The Solid angle / Field of View - Diagram

As per Erwin and Ray's comments on the field of view (acceptance angle, solid angle of view or however named), it is like considering a ray diagram for a convex lens with an object at infinity with on-axis parallel light rays(BLUE) and off-axis parallel (GREEN and RED) rays from infinity. The field of view being formed by the angle between the GREEN and RED rays as shown.

This is shown in the attached ray diagram, with the 3D effect forming a cone, or more correctly a truncated cone at the lens surface.

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