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hyperfocal distance


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Noun hyperfocal distance has 1 sense
  1. hyperfocal distance - the distance in front of a lens that is focused at infinity beyond which all objects are well defined and clear
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The hyperfocal distance is the closest point at which a camera lens can be focused while still maintaining acceptable sharpness throughout the depth of field, extending to infinity.


1. Photography

In photography, the hyperfocal distance refers to the distance at which a lens should be focused to capture the maximum sharpness of both the foreground and background elements in an image.

2. Optics

In optics, the hyperfocal distance is the point of focus that maximizes the depth of field, allowing objects at varying distances to appear sharp and clear in a photograph.

Sample Sentences:

  • Photographers often use the hyperfocal distance technique to ensure that landscapes appear sharp from the nearest foreground elements all the way to the horizon.
  • Understanding the concept of hyperfocal distance is crucial for achieving optimum sharpness in landscape photography.
  • By setting the focus at the hyperfocal distance, the photographer was able to capture the entire scene with exceptional clarity.

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