Tilted, one could 'shorten' or 'elongate' a person's body a bit. But you might also get selective or increased DOF effects.
However, learning how to use the liquefy tool in PhotoShop is probably easier and more affordable since you could apply that filter to any photo or image file. Or simply distort the image by compressing or elongating it, again in PhotoShop or other post-processing software.
Who knows? Casio compacts already have a "Make-up mode" that suppose to give ppl softer and fairer skin in camera.. Would require alot more processing power and complex algorithms to achieve that though, not just optics..
So many abbreviation !
DX --> camera that used digital image sensors which were smaller than 35mm film.
DC --> special lenses designed so that the image circle matches the smaller size of most digital SLR cameras (in Sigma)
DG --> large-aperture lenses with wide angles and short minimum focusing distances (in Sigma)
Di --> DIgitally optimized (in Tamron)
Hmm... when he said 'broadcast studio camera' I thought of those old anamorphic cinema lenses.
The, err, older ones here might remember Cinemascope and the days when (esp for Westerns) everyone looked ridiculously skinny at the start of the movie. Not a very flattering effect though!
A telephoto lens' perspective would tend squash the perceived distance between what's infront (nose) to what's behind it (eyes and ears). If the person is looking at the camera at a 30 degree angle then the shoulder to shoulder "distance" would also tend to be squashed. In 35mm film format any thing above 70mm to 100 or 135mm is sorta ideal. So I suppose you could try a 200mm (in 35mm terms) equivalent lens. But be careful of the height you shoot at. Too low and the person would appear short. Alternatively if you use a slightly wider than normal lens (say 35mm or 40mm) and you shoot from a low angle the person would appear to be taller without too much distortion. Taller with same body would make a person slimmer. But watch that butt cos if it gets into the picture in a wide angle shot then you'll get a bigger butt! Using anying wider than 35mm is gonna get you in trouble.
my reason to post this questions is because, when everytime u are going to TV station to film a show, the lenses will make u look fatter if u are plum when u watch it on TV.... and if u are skinny, u will look "OK" on TV....
and also when u see celebs in real person, they actually look skinnier than the person in TV... tats why u always keep themselves very slim in order to look better in TV...
so, does any lenses or technique will make a person vice-versa???