- 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.
- employing, or made with, a wide-angle lens: a wide-angle camera; a wide-angle shot.
Origin of wide-angle
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for wide-angle
We have the ones we took coming in; what we want is a wide-angle shot.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
The wide-angle shot dissipated the power, but it did include all of them.Evil Out of Onzar
Before it could fall, I had my Solar out and, with a wide-angle shot, burned the contract to ashes.The Repairman
This disk is rotated by hand, like an ordinary stop in a wide-angle lens.
Wide-angle single lenses should never be used except on a suitably small plate, so that the above conditions hold.