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wide-angle

[wahyd-ang-guh l] /ˈwaɪdˈæŋ gəl/
adjective, Photography
1.
of or relating 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 shot.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • To keep the verticality of the buildings, avoid wide-angle lenses and keep the camera level to the horizon.
  • Normally, this allows wide-angle aerial views to be captured in proper perspective.
  • The image is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of the galaxy.
  • But usually they offer only a single, wide-angle view of whatever they are remotely monitoring.
  • Three of the six cameras were equipped with wide-angle lenses and the other three had narrow-angle lenses.
  • Cycling gives you a close-up look at the valley, and the balloon ride provides a wide-angle view.

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