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Term: Fisheye Lens

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An extreme wide-angle lens that is capable of showing an angle of view close to 180°. Shots taken with a fisheye lens are always considerably distorted, thus producing images that appear obviously artificial. In some films, fisheye lenses (or reflective decoration elements and props that produce a similar effect) are part of the mise en scène, i.e. door peepholes, curved mirrors, etc.

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