Definitions for "Wide-angle"
Keywords:  focal, lenses, lens, fisheye, telephoto
Having or covering an angle wider than the ordinary; -- applied to certain lenses of relatively short focus. Lenses for ordinary purposes have an angle of 50° or less. Wide-angle lenses may cover as much as 100° and are useful for photographing at short range, but the pictures appear distorted.
Describes a lens with a focal length shorter than 50 to 60mm in 35mm format.
Camera lens with short focal length and broad horizontal field of view. Opposite of telephoto. Supports the perspective of the viewer and tends to reinforce the perception of depth.