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Camera sensitivity is a common topic. In short they mimic the sensitivity of the human eye. Also your statement that we can see violet in pictures of violet objects is not accurate. It refers to violet as a color, not the 'violet wavelengths' of the spectrum. When we see violet objects we do not see 'violet wavelength' light as much as other wavelengths ...


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Qualitatively, the thing that happens under water (when you wear a diving mask) looks like this: The green lines represent the path the light would have taken without the water, and therefore the "apparent size" of the bubble. But as you can see, the refraction of the light away from the normal (transitioning to a medium of lower refractive index) causes ...



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