macro lens


Definition of macro lens

: a camera lens designed to focus at very short distances with up to life-size magnification of the image

Examples of macro lens in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are three cameras on the back: a 64MP main lens, a monochrome camera, and a macro lens. Sascha Segan, PCMAG, 19 Apr. 2022 The 108 megapixel main camera is there, but the 8 megapixel ultrawide camera and the 5 megapixel macro lens are slightly smaller than the Mi 11. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 Xu’s drawings and sculptural paintings are not literal, but do sometimes resemble phenomena that might be spied through a macro lens. Washington Post, 1 Oct. 2021 Up close, when captured with a camera using a macro lens, the animals can appear to loom as large as wild animals on a safari — a safari on another planet. Erik Olsen New York Times, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 Subjects close to the camera are better served with an interchangeable macro lens, a feature on some cameras that shortens focus to within three feet. New York Times, 3 Mar. 2021 From a macro lens for pictures of objects up close with tremendous detail, to a super wide lens to capture an entire mountain range, to a super telephoto to zoom in ridiculous distances; all is possible with a DSLR. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 20 Nov. 2020 Just clip on the wide angle or macro lens to your phone to get high-quality photos on your next adventure — no heavy camera equipment required. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 15 Sep. 2020 All six phones also have dual, triple- and quad-camera systems with ultra-wide, depth, and macro lenses, big screens, and larger batteries to keep them powered all day. Michael Simon, PCWorld, 9 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of macro lens

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macro lens

macro-, from the fact that the focal length is greater than normal

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“Macro lens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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