telephoto lens


: a lens for a camera that makes things that are far away appear to be closer

Examples of telephoto lens in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All Fours begins with the unnamed narrator, a 45-year-old semi-famous artist, learning that someone has been peering into her window with a telephoto lens. Shannon Carlin, TIME, 1 May 2024 The first is a long telephoto lens to get a close view of the sun during the eclipse and the second is a wider angle lens to capture both the eclipse and the landscape around you. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 5 Apr. 2024 More of this, please, Apple! Cameras The flashiest bit of news on the camera front is that the Max has a new telephoto lens capable of 5x optical zoom, up from last year's (and the regular 15 Pro's) 3x. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 29 Sep. 2023 The iPhone 15 Pro has a 12MP 3x optical telephoto lens, with an f/2.8 aperture and OIS while the iPhone 15 Pro Max gets a 12MP 5x optical telephoto lens, with an f/2.8 aperture and OIS. Iyaz Akhtar, PCMAG, 13 Sep. 2023 There’s also a floating telephoto lens with an f/1.8 aperture that offers 3.2x optical zoom, and a periscope telephoto lens with an f/2.5 aperture that offers 5x optical zoom. Julian Chokkattu Simon Hill, WIRED, 26 Feb. 2024 The iPhone 15 Pro’s camera system includes: A primary 48-MP camera A secondary 12-MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom A tertiary 12-MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field of view There is one crucial spec to consider when choosing between small and big iPhone 15 Pro models. Florence Ion / Gizmodo, Quartz, 9 Mar. 2024 Apple The telephoto lens is one point of differentiation between the Pro and Pro Max; in the iPhone 15 Pro, this continues to be a 3x telephoto lens with a 77 mm focal length, similar to older models. Andrew Cunningham & Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 12 Sep. 2023 Use a Telephoto Lens: If your phone has a telephoto lens, use it to zoom in on the eclipse and capture a closer image. The Arizona Republic, 8 Mar. 2024

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“Telephoto lens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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