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hyperfocal distance

[ hahy-per-foh-kuhl, hahy- ]

noun

, Photography.
  1. the distance, at a given f number, between a camera lens and the nearest point hyperfocal point having satisfactory definition when focused at infinity.


hyperfocal distance

/ ˌhaɪpəˈfəʊkəl /

noun

  1. the distance from a camera lens to the point beyond which all objects appear sharp and clearly defined
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hyperfocal distance1

First recorded in 1900–05; hyper- + focal

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