Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or being a wide-angle photographic lens that covers an angle of about 180°, producing a circular image with exaggerated foreshortening in the center and increasing distortion toward the periphery.
  • adj. Slang A suspicious, unfriendly glance or look.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An unfriendly or suspicious glance.
  • n. An undesirable effect in paint, particularly automotive finishes, normally caused by oil or other contaminants on the painted surface.
  • adj. Covering an extremely wide angle and producing a circular image that is distorted towards the edges.

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  • adj. of or relating to a fisheye lens

Etymologies

fish +‎ eye (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Keep in mind, too, that a wide angle lens - and the fisheye is the epitome of a wide angle lens - normally has a really large DoF, so most of the time if you're just snapshooting at things farther than, say, 5 feet away, you don't have much to worry about.

    The walk home in the snow.

  • (Raynox 0. 66x, or a Raynox 0. 3x fisheye) The 0. 66x gives a bit wider view then the normal lens on the camera, but the 0. 3x fisheye gives a full view of the rooms and seems more pleasing as it shows how big everything is, but then you can notice the fisheye is a bit distorted and I'm not sure if realtors would like/not like that so I'm not sure which one to get.

    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • I especially liked the "fisheye" lens filter and the way the "Plastic" filter brought out orange and blue tones.

    The Best iPhone, Android Photo Apps

  • No "fisheye" tag, so the trees really are bent around the center of this glade.

    Happy Hollow.

  • The "round" kind of fisheye lenses are silly in my opinion, since they waste much of the frame on nothing but black space.

    That light you loved last April.

  • Therefore, a simple and effective way to light shelves is to install an adjustable, or "fisheye," recessed light in the ceiling about

    The Herald-Mail Online

  • In a way, Mac started it all with its "fisheye" display of icons in the task tray at the bottom of the screen.

    News10Now - TOP STORIES

  • The Peephole Viewer compensates for low lighting and "fisheye" distortion, and is suitable for people of all heights.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Many ATMs now have "fisheye" mirrors mounted above the keyboard to enable you to view the entire surrounding area while conducting business.

    WTVY - HomePage - Headlines

  • Maybe a fisheye lens can be placed over it for walking! mados123 silver-bolt

    Email ‘n Walk Lets You Multitask Without Getting Hit By A Car | Lifehacker Australia

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