zoom lens


Definition of zoom lens

: a lens (as of a camera or projector) in which the image size can be varied continuously while the image remains in focus

Examples of zoom lens in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As senior vp of optical engineering and lens strategy for Panavision, Sasaki’s work includes the creation of the AWZ2 anamorphic zoom lens, the T Series anamorphic lens system, and the redevelopment of the Ultra-Panatar lenses. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Feb. 2022 Moving to the other side, the Mix 4’s main camera system consists of a triple lens array: a 108-megapixel main shooter, 8-megapixel Periscope 5x zoom lens, and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide. Ben Sin, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Fine details may also be captured by using a zoom lens at a medium focal length. Deanna Chandra, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2021 In low-light situations, the Flip 3 cameras do suffer more than, say, Samsung's S21 Ultra or Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra, and the lack of a zoom lens means the Z Flip 3's zoom photos are mediocre, but overall the camera system is fine. Ben Sin, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Vivo’s zooming lenses are solid, able to produce sharp images up to 15x or so, but Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra with a 10x optical zoom lens is a bit ahead. Ben Sin, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 Both are sufficiently large enough to accommodatea full-frame mirrorless or DSLR camera fitted with a vertical grip and a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 The biggest inanimate star of all is the zoom lens that Deray (and his cinematographer, Jean-Jacques Tarbès) use to film the actors. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Instead, use a camera with manual controls and a zoom lens. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 22 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of zoom lens

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Zoom lens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoom%20lens. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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