Measures the area a lens can cover (e.g., wider coverage = larger angle).

widest angle at which light rays are accepted by a lens for a usable image on the film. Understanding Focal Length

Lenses for CCD cameras come in different focal lengths like wide-angle, while large focal lengths give a narrow field of view.

The area of a scene that a lens covers or sees.

Angle of view is the angle covered by a picture for a particular lens and camera combination. The higher the number, the wider the area that can be covered by the camera-lens combination. However, the angle will decrease with the format size, of either the camera or the lens. For example with lenses: - 1/3" 2.6mm lens on a 1/3" camera will give a 75 deg angle of view - 1/2" 2.6mm lens on a 1/2" camera will give a 90 deg angle of view

A measure of how much of a scene a lens can see from a particular position.

the angle included by a photographic lens

The amount of a shot or scene taken in by the camera lens, usually expressed in degrees. (Also referred to as point of view)

The angle of coverage for a lens of a given focal length. This is determined by the angle made on the diagonal of the film plane.

The Angle of View is the angle between the left and right edges of the field of view at 1000 yards from the binocular's point of view. The Apparent Angle of View is this same angle with the binocular's magnification figured in, the Apparent is simply the (magnification x Angle of View). For a 10x magnification and a 5° Angle of View the Apparent would be 50°. This is directly related to the Field of View, but is often used to compare binoculars. Tips: The Angle of View is just another way to express the Field of View. The higher the magnification the smaller the Angle of View. Here is a picture describing Angle of view: Image courtesy of Canon

The area of a scene that is included by a lense.

This is determined by the focal length of the lens and defines the region that the lens covers (or that the camera user can see). The angle of view can be enhanced, by using different types of lenses eg. Wide-angle lens or telephoto lens.

The focusable range within the image size. The larger the focal length, the smaller the angle of view. The smaller the focal length, the wider the angle of view.

It is the extent of the view taken in by a lens. It is determined by the focal length of a lens and film format. A “standard” 50mm lens for 35mm film has an angle of view equal to the diagonal of the film, which is 70° horizontally and 58° vertically. A 135mm "short telephoto" lens has a reduced angle of view of 29° horizontally and 23° vertically.

The angle subtended by lines that pass through the centre of the lens to diametrically opposite corners of the plate or film used.

is the maximum angle of acceptance of a lens which is capable of producing an image of usable quality on the film.

Angle of view is determined by the focal length of the lens. A wide-angle lens includes more of the scene than a normal (standard lens) or telephoto lens. (see Standard lens, Tele & Wide )

To produce a quality image there is a maximum acceptance angle of a lens that must be adhered to.

The area of a scene that a lens can cover. The focal length of the lens determines the angle of view. A wide-angle (short-focal-length) lens includes more of a scene than a standard (normal-focal-length) lens or telephoto (long-focal-length) lens. Angle of view is basically the angle at which light rays can pass through the lens to produce an image on the film.

Also known as the "Field of view," "FOV" and the "Angle of the field of view", it is the extent of the view taken in by a lens. Focal length of a lens, in conjunction with film size, determines the angle of view. A "standard" lens has an angle of view equal to the diagonal of the film, which is generally around 52° or 53°. The APERTURE is the opening you see in the lens.

represents the area of the scene (maximum horizontal and vertical angle) that can be seen through a lens. It is measured in degrees.

The visual arc encompassed by a lens, usually measured on the diagonal of the frame. Angle of view is generally over 60º for wide-angle lenses, 40-60º for "normal" lenses, and less than 40º for telephoto lenses. Examples in the 35mm format include 75º for a 28mm lens, 47º for a 50mm lens, 34º for a 70mm lens, and 24º for a 100mm lens.

Most compact cameras and SLRs use 35mm film. Slightly bigger than APS film 35mm film will allow you to make bigger enlargements from your negatives before grain becomes apparent. The 35mm film format offers the widest choice of film types and you can buy and have it developed almost anywhere in the world.

The width of the area a lens can see; measured in degrees.

May be expressed in Diagonal, Horizontal or, Vertical. Smaller focal lengths give a wider angle of view.

The angular range that can be focused within the image size. Small focal lengths give a wide angle of view, and large focal lengths give a narrow field of view.

The scene angle that a video camera lens can show on the monitor, like Diagonal Angle, Horizontal Angle and Vertical Angle, usually described in degree.

A small bulb on the camera that sends out a lightbeam - in low light environments - to help the camera focus

The angle of the visible field of view measured from the centre of the objective lens.

The amount of a scene taken in by a particular lens focal length. Short focal lengths have a wide angle of view, allowing you to photograph a larger portion of the scene than long focal lengths, which have a narrow angle of view.

The amount of a scene that can be recorded by a particular lens; determined by the focal length of the lens.

This refers to the range in degrees that a camera can be focused on without distorting the image. When focusing close up, you can generally see a wide angle of view. If the focus is distant, the angle of view is smaller or narrower.

The angle subtended by two lines drawn from the corners of the objective to the center of a lens.

The area size captured by a photographic lens is expressed as a diagonal angular field called Angle of View. The shorter the focal length of a lens, the wider the angle of view (wideangle), while the longer it becomes, the narrower the angle of view (telephoto). (ref. Field of View)

The amount of scene taken in by a particular lens focal length. A short focal length has a wide angle of view, so you can photograph more of the scene than would be able with a long focal length, which has a narrow angle of view.

In photography, angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It parallels, and may be used interchangeably with, the more general visual term field of view.