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.Examples:Alex McLeod (American, contemporary), An Architectural Space?, c. 2003, digital image rendered with Brazil r/s software.Also see anamorphosis, anamorphic art, distort, dome, pan, panning shot, panorama, teleidoscope, and wide-angle lens.