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Wide angle Lenses 170deg vs 130deg

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by JKDSensei, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. JKDSensei

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    I noticed that most of the Action cams have 170 degree wide angle lenses.

    I'm not particularly fond of 170deg wide angle lenses because of the fish eye effect.
    I would rather have less distortion and better distance clarity and just pan a bit more. Just me.

    That said, I know next to nothing about video so feel free to correct me at anytime.

    Are there actions cams that offer less of the fisheye effect? I believe that GoPro and SJCams (AFAIK) only have the wide angle lenses?

    What's your opinion on lenses that are not quite so wide angle?
     
  2. IflyinWY

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    I can only address the last question.

    I like them, sometimes. As long as resolution isn't a serious issue, you could always find a software which will reduce, or even eliminate the fisheye effect.
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  3. JKDSensei

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    Doesn't long distance resolution suffer from fisheye lenses? (even if software can reduce the effect)