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  Re: github #304. Inconsistent camera documentation given camera right vec1.33 default.  
From: clipka
Date: 6 Jul 2017 14:55:21
Message: <595e8799$1@news.povray.org>
Am 06.07.2017 um 18:31 schrieb William F Pokorny:

> Anyone know why the right vector perspective camera default is set to a
> hard coded 1.33 and not 4.0/3.0? Compatibility with old TV standards or
> something?

My guess is that it simply was deemed precise enough back in the Amiga
days (320/1.33 = 240 plus change).

The quest for backward compatibility presumably did the rest.


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