fish-eye lens


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fish-eye lens

[¦fish ¦ī ′lenz]
(optics)
A photographic lens that has a highly curved protruding front, enabling it to cover an angle of about 180°; provides a circular image with barrel distortion.
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The team also discovered that, contrary to recent claims, Maxwell's fish-eye lens is not a candidate for a 'perfect lens' --a lens that can focus beyond the diffraction limit.
E.: 1989, Using fish-eye lens for GPS site reconnaissance.
Recording a narrative verdict, the jury said: "We believe the fish-eye lens was unsuitable for purpose.
A student called Greg Dash from Mountain Ash has invented a tiny digital fish-eye lens camera, no bigger than your thumb - which has only one button and no LCD screen.
And its 25-year-old creator, who is billing the device as the world's first-ever digital fish-eye lens, added he only came up with the invention because he could not afford to buy new equipment for his current camera.
Google said it had carried out the fish-eye lens photography project to provide school children and others with an "insight into how these men lived for months at a time".
The camera, with a fish-eye lens to take panoramic sky-to-ground images, will also be used to recreate walks along rainforest trails.
If you can't manage a fish-eye lens on a budget, then use some imagination and improvise - and the reflections in a Christmas ball are as good a way of doing it as any.
watching a short film shot with a fish-eye lens and projected on a spherical object,.