Wide-angle
Wide-angle Wide"-an`gle, a. (Photog. & Optics) Having or covering an angle wider than the ordinary; -- applied to certain lenses of relatively short focus. Lenses for ordinary purposes have an angle of 50[deg] or less. Wide-angle lenses may cover as much as 100[deg] and are useful for photographing at short range, but the pictures appear distorted. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • wide-angle —    , wide angle lens, wide angle shot    Wide angle refers to a view that has or covers a field of vision (an angle of view) wider than the ordinary, to an angle of 50° or greater, as when seen through a lens of shorter than normal (50 mm) focal… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • wide-angle — wide′ an′gle adj. 1) pht of or pertaining to a lens having a relatively wide angle of view, generally 45° or more 2) pht employing or made with a wide angle lens: a wide angle shot[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • wide-angle — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a lens) having a short focal length and hence a field covering a wide angle …   English terms dictionary

  • wide-angle — [wīd′aŋ΄gəl] adj. designating or of a kind of camera lens that covers a wider angle of view than the ordinary lens …   English World dictionary

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  • wide-angle — /wuyd ang geuhl/, adj. Photog. 1. of or pertaining to a lens having a relatively wide angle of view, generally 45° or more, and a focal length of less than 50 mm. 2. employing, or made with, a wide angle lens: a wide angle camera; a wide angle… …   Universalium

  • wide-angle — adjective Date: circa 1878 1. having or covering an angle of view wider than the ordinary used especially of lenses of shorter than normal focal length 2. having, involving the use of, or relating to a wide angle lens < a wide angle shot > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wide-angle — adj. Wide angle is used with these nouns: ↑lens, ↑shot …   Collocations dictionary

  • wide-angle — adjective (of a lens) having a short focal length and hence a field covering a wide angle …   English new terms dictionary

  • wide-angle — /ˈwaɪd æŋgəl/ (say wuyd angguhl) adjective (in photography) denoting or relating to a camera lens with a wide angle of view (up to 100°) and a short focal length …   Australian English dictionary

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