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reflex camera

[ ree-fleks kam-er-uh ]
/ ˈri flɛks ˌkæm ər ə /
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noun
a camera in which the image appears on a ground-glass viewer (focusing screen ) after being reflected by a mirror or after passing through a prism or semitransparent glass; in one type (single-lens reflex camera, or single-lens ), light passes through the same lens to both the ground glass and the film, while in another type (twin-lens reflex camera, or twin-lens reflex ), light passes through one lens (viewing lens ) to the ground glass and through a second lens (taking lens ) to the film, the lenses being mechanically coupled for focusing.
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Origin of reflex camera

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for reflex camera

reflex camera

noun
a camera in which the image is composed and focused on a large ground-glass viewfinder screen. In a single-lens reflex the light enters through the camera lens and falls on the film when the viewfinder mirror is retracted. In a twin-lens reflex the light enters through a separate lens and is deflected onto the viewfinder screen
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