hyperfocal distance

[hahy-per-foh-kuh l, hahy-]

noun Photography.

the distance, at a given f number, between a camera lens and the nearest point (hyperfocal point) having satisfactory definition when focused at infinity.

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Origin of hyperfocal distance

First recorded in 1900–05; hyper- + focal

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British Dictionary definitions for hyperfocal distance

hyperfocal distance

noun

the distance from a camera lens to the point beyond which all objects appear sharp and clearly defined
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