Just How Good is Legolas' Eyesight? [Here Comes the Science]

Elves have always been known to have the best eyesight, although there are creatures that would put that to question. And then there are the science – physics, to be exact – nerds.

So here we are, faced with a scientific analysis of just how good an elf’s eyesight is. Not surprisingly, Legolas is taken as the example, complete with scenes and descriptions from Tolkien’s masterpiece.

This is a rather dumbed down version, but it does prove a point.

Care to argue?

On another note, here is an older analysis: The Limits of Elven Vision.

Is it just me, or shouldn’t we just leave the amazing capability of elves to see far beyond what is “normal” alone and not let science ruin things?

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