When I am playing Skyrim, I typically use the third person view. It is just easier for me to see what is going on. However, lately when I try to switch to third person, all I get is a zoomed in version with the camera right over my character's right shoulder. If I draw my weapon, it will zoom out, but zooms back in when I put my weapons away. I am playing on PS3. Did I click something by accident?
I had this problem on Xbox 360 a while back. It is caused by the forced jump to third person when you use werewolf form, typically.
As James said, to fix it, I held the change view button down, and used the camera button to zoom out. Looks like for PS3, that's hold the right stick down, and move the left up and down. :)