automatic focus


noun

  1. a system in a camera which automatically adjusts the lens so that the object being photographed is in focus, often one using infrared light to estimate the distance of the object from the camera
  2. (as modifier)automatic-focus lens
Abbreviation: AF Also called: autofocus

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