Wide-Angle Lens

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Wide-Angle Lens

A camera lens allowing one to take an image with a broader spectrum. That is, one may see more on either side of the focal point of the image. However, a wide angle lens may compress depth, potentially resulting in a blurred image. It is used in both photography and film.
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Even though the point-and-shoot digital cameras that can accommodate wide-angle lenses are smaller than traditional SLR cameras, they are a bit bulky when you add the wide-angle lens attachment.
Some fear wide-angle lenses because they seem to distort the subject in this manner, but I see no problem with such distortion-most viewers simply recognize it as a perceptual effect.
By reducing the distance from the rear of the lens to the focal plane and reducing the size of the image circle to match the size of the APS-C imaging sensor used in digital SLRs such as the EOS 20D camera and Digital Rebel camera, Canon's EF-S lenses reduce the size, weight and cost of wide-angle lenses for these cameras while at the same time producing high image quality with superb resolution and contrast at all focal lengths.
com/), the world leader in photography, today introduced two revolutionary new wide-angle lenses designed exclusively for Nikon digital SLR cameras that feature Nikon's DX Format Sensor.
Smaller than a frame of 35 mm film, image sensors have effectively narrowed wide-angle lenses preferred by many professionals, and larger sensors with higher pixel counts have slowed the time between shots as data is moved off the chip.
In addition, the lens also uses two UD elements to further reduce the chromatic aberrations most likely to occur in wide-angle lenses.
VideoBrush Photographer enhances the power of the ordinary camera-no need for special wide-angle lenses or photo formats, tripods, or other expensive professional equipment.
Priced at $149 SRP, QuickCam Pro is a high-quality video camera with an adjustable-focus lens as well as support for optional telephoto or wide-angle lenses.
Having the ability to change resolution and flash settings, use filters, close-up and wide-angle lenses, quickly upgrade memory and attach an LCD monitor makes this digital camera one of the most flexible on the market today,'' said Jen.