fish-eye lens

   A wide-angle photographic lens that views an extremely high and wide area to an angle of about 180 degrees, and that (when uncropped) gives a circular image in which subjects seen at the center typically appear nearer than those seen at the outer edges. A fish-eye lens has a highly curved convex front surface.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • fish-eye lens — UK US noun [countable] [singular fish eye lens plural fish eye lenses] a type of lens used on a camera for taking photographs Thesaurus: cameras and photographic equipment …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish-eye lens — n a type of curved ↑lens (=piece of glass on the front of a camera) that allows you to take photographs of a wide area …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fish-eye lens — noun count a type of LENS used on a camera for taking photographs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fish-eye lens — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fish eye lens : singular fish eye lens plural fish eye lenses a type of lens used on a camera for taking photographs …   English dictionary

  • fish-eye lens — /fɪʃ aɪ ˈlɛnz/ (say fish uy lenz) noun a camera lens in the shape of a protruding fish s eye, which can take in a view of almost 180°, but with considerable linear distortion …   Australian English dictionary

  • fish-eye lens — noun (C) a type of curved lens (=piece of glass on the front of a camera) that allows you to take photographs of a wide area …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fish|eye — «FIHSH Y», noun. U.S. Slang. a fishy glance; look of suspicion. fish eye «FIHSH Y», adjective. Photography. 1. covering a very wide angle of view, usually approaching 180 degrees, and curving outward so that a distorted image is created. 2. using …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish-eye — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: so called from the resemblance of the lens to the protruding eye of a fish : being, having, or produced by a wide angle photographic lens that has a highly curved protruding front, that covers an angle of about… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish-eye — (lens)   an extreme type of super wide angle lens with a very short focal point (and nearly infinite depth of field), that exaggerates and distorts the linear dimensions of the image, giving it a sense of curvature   Example: the image of Ruth… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • Fish-eye — Objectif fisheye Cet article fait partie de la série Photographie …   Wikipédia en Français


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