objective lens

noun

technical
: a lens or system of lenses in a microscope, telescope, etc., that forms an image of an object

Examples of objective lens in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 42 objective lens diameter is a good happy medium for standard light conditions. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 17 Jan. 2024 The second number is the size of the objective lens, which translates into how much light your binoculars will pull through the lens. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 17 Jan. 2024 An objective lens diameter is basically the size of the viewing field created by the exit lens on your range finder. Justin Park, Popular Mechanics, 28 Aug. 2023 This pair has 8x magnification and a 42-millimeter objective lens diameter, which is what many experts recommend for general use. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 19 Sep. 2023 Harrington suggests looking at situations through both a subjective and objective lens. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Sep. 2023 Eye These Up, Too: Best Night-Vision Goggles • Best Binoculars • Best Telescopes Objective Lens Diameter The viewing scope of the range finder is monocular like a telescope or spotting scope but with a smaller objective lens. Justin Park, Popular Mechanics, 28 Aug. 2023 That said, some telescopes can artificially increase their magnification by bouncing light off of mirrors before sending it through the objective lens. M. Josh Roberts, Popular Mechanics, 21 June 2023 Refractor: These telescopes use both an objective lens and an eyepiece to display an image. Jen McCaffery, Popular Science, 21 June 2023 See More

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“Objective lens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objective%20lens. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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