fish-eye

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 180 degrees, and that gives a circular image with barrel distortion

a fish-eye view

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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 or made with a fish-eye lens: »

The 160° “fish-eye” cameras were synchronized to less than a tenth of a second for each pair of eight-second exposures (New Scientist).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fish-eye — [ fiʃaj ] n. m. • v. 1960; mot angl. « œil de poisson », parce que le poisson a une vision panoramique ♦ Objectif photographique couvrant un angle d au moins 180°. ⇒ grand angle. Des fish eyes. ● fish eye, fish eyes nom masculin (anglais fish,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • fish eye — /ingl. ˈfɪʃˌaɪ/ [vc. ingl., propr. «occhio di pesce», comp. di fish «pesce» e eye «occhio»] s. m. inv. (fot.) obiettivo grandangolare …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • fish-eye — eye /fiʃ ai/, it. /fi ʃai/ locuz. ingl. (propr. occhio di pesce ), usata in ital. come s.m., invar. (fot.) [obiettivo grandangolare che produce un immagine deformata dai contorni arrotondati] ▶◀ occhio di pesce. ⇑ grandangolare …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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

  • fish-eye — adj. Fish eye is used with these nouns: ↑lens …   Collocations 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 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

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