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Fixed focus lenses

Many vintage cameras, cheaper film cameras, web cameras and some specialist cameras like panoramic cameras with rotating lenses have what is called a fixed focus lens. Here the lens is set to one focus point and can not be altered. To compensate for this many of these cameras have wide angle lenses which offer a great depth of field.

Horizon panoramic camera with a fixed focus lens

disposable camera with fixed focus lens

Pinhole cameras are different in that because they are focused on all points, they have an overall sharpness or unsharpness at all points.

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