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 Linder uses a smartphone camera, likely with a macro lens, to make small, close-up studies that flirt with abstraction. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 On the other hand, Moment’s macro lens gives you a shallower depth of field and the advantage of the iPhone’s much better primary camera for sharper detail. Wes Davis, The Verge, 18 Sep. 2023 In addition to the fisheye lens, the kit also includes a super wide-angle and macro lens. Charlie Fripp, Chicago Tribune, 19 July 2023 This requires a few extra tools: a cup, mosquito dipper, bulb syringe and camera macro lens. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 18 Nov. 2021 That macro lens depicts a failure. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2022 The photographer’s lockdown photography project over the past 12 months involved using colored glass bottles and macro lens to capture the reflections and the light cast through the glass to created abstract and impressionistic seascapes and landscapes. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 The Jouberts specialize in looking at our planet through a micro and macro lens at the same time. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 23 Apr. 2020 While the macro lens may make these subjects look massive, the fly was only about 10mm long. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 5 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macro lens was in 1961

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“Macro lens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

macro lens

: a camera lens designed to focus at very short distances and producing up to life-size images
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