- noting or pertaining to telephotography.
Origin of telephoto
- a brand of apparatus for electrical transmission of photographs.
- a photograph transmitted by this apparatus.
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Examples from the Web for telephoto
Thaneford, with his telephoto lens, sees that Graeme is dozing in his chair.In Jeopardy
Van Tassel Sutphen
I got the telephoto camera out of the hamper, checked it, and aimed it.Four-Day Planet
Henry Beam Piper
I am sorry I did not have a telephoto lens, for I could have secured a fairly good picture of the group.Trails and Tramps in Alaska and Newfoundland
William S. Thomas
This in turn I have displaced with a Dallmeyer telephoto lens, mounted in aluminum, which I consider a marvelous instrument.American Big-Game Hunting
A telephoto attachment increases the photographer's power of rendering distant details on a large scale.
Word Origin and History for telephoto
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