I understand your points.
Besides me, there are few more of us out there call it as "compression".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGQuuhEKN-g (@ 6:03 to 6:05)
And that makes it correct? I don't see the smug satisfaction in refusing education and reveling in repeating inaccurate statements from self taught YouTube experts. But hey, have at it.........
I appreciated your attempt to correct my word. If you and the world both understand the term compression in photography, then why are we having this discussion?
Sorry OP for Hijacking your thread..........I'm done.
Because "Lens compression is a bullshit term used by people who don't know what they are talking about to describe a phenomena that visual artists have well understood for hundreds of years and is universally called perspective."
Just like so many memes, if it isn't corrected by anybody then the true learners can't learn. Understanding and controlling perspective is unutterably more important than thinking focal length changes anything, besides, you even introduced dof into the confusion that has become "lens compression".
I am not being elitist or pedantic here, I am just pointing out a commonly (and increasingly so) held misconception, I even posted two illustrative images to demonstrate how wrong the saying is.
Again, if you want to wallow in your own ignorance then have at it, but don't think you are doing those trying to learn any justice.