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Planes are parked at gates at Tokyo Haneda International Airport Tuesday, with Mount Fuji in the background.

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Quiet airport, Planes are parked at gates at Tokyo Haneda International Airport Tuesday, with Mount Fuji in the background.

Good for environment, less pollution so mount Fuji can be seen

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OK photography folks, what kind of lens/equipment would be necessary to get this kind of shot? We often see pictures like this where it looks like Fuji-san is right next to Tokyo landmarks, but obviously that's not the case. I'm guessing most people can't take this picture on their smartphone cameras.

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Yep looks like some post processing of the image. According to Google maps Mt. Fuji is about 95km (60mi) away.

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I love Haneda !!..

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Tokyo best city of the world !!..

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OK photography folks, what kind of lens/equipment would be necessary to get this kind of shot?

No trickery required just a lens with very long focal length. The photographer would have be a long distance from the airport building to achieve this effect.

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I'm always amazed how Fuji-san can seem so close but in reality is so far away. I once had a very clear view from central Ibaraki.

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Yep looks like some post processing of the image. According to Google maps Mt. Fuji is about 95km (60mi) away.

In clear air and clear weather, Fuji is easily visible from parts of Tokyo. The main obstacle to visibility from street level is buildings and other structures. You're more likely to see it from a train. In the right conditions, it is certainly visible from the Keikyu line to Haneda.

It doesn't require post-processing to make such a massive object 60 miles away appear close. Foreshortening occurs at any telephoto lens range, from around 85 mm. At the low end it may be barely noticeable.

There are fairly inexpensive cameras available now that have built-in lenses up to 1000mm+. Those are consumer models, and easily capable of taking a shot like the one above, even when handheld. It is simpler to take a snapshot at a high telephoto length than to postprocess to achieve the same effect. At the extreme range, the tradeoffs in terms of picture quality are increasingly noticeable because of atmospheric conditions, which can be seen in the photo above.

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Go to the OK supermarket (足立小台店 Adachi Kodai branch) rooftop parking lot located in the river bank between Sumida and Arakawa rivers to have the best unblocked Tokyo view ever, including the great Fujisan, 2 Tokyo towers, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Saitama and Yokohama.

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There are 24 hilly streets within the 23 wards of Tokyo named “Fujimi Zaka”, of which only 4 currently have any view of the mountain due to new construction.

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"Good for environment, less pollution so mount Fuji can be seen"

and what about the people who are employed in the transportation sector? Is it good for them?

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Tokyo best city of the world !!..

Yawn. Must we go down this road every time. Best city in the world?? How??

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Flying in tomorrow. Will be nice if we can see Fuji from the air.

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Good for environment, less pollution so mount Fuji can be seen

Air traffic is only responsible for 2% of the world pollution.

Meanwhile, your clothes, your food, your smartphone, your video streaming platform pollute more.

Get some insights about the real sources of pollution.

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We often see pictures like this where it looks like Fuji-san is right next to Tokyo landmarks

Perhaps too many. I'd love to see a bigger variety of photos from around Japan. JT, why not ask readers to submit photos for display? The BBC does this on their site, and they can be very good. Below is a link to an example of readers' photos from Scotland.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-56886707

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Meanwhile, your clothes, your food, your smartphone, your video streaming platform pollute more.

So what are you suggesting I do? And what are you doing go reduce YOUR carbon footprint then?

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miss Tokyo so much.

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I guess some people here commenting never have been visit observation deck 1. Also some people don't know about photography and just put lame comments.

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I agree with one guy, I never seen Fuji that close to the airport

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gakinotsukaiMay 5  03:41 pm JST

Get some insights about the real sources of pollution.

Simple. The source is pretty much humans and our activity.

Bizarre to think I've been in Japan for twenty years and I have never seen Fuji san. Never really had the compulsion. Am I missing much?

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