Adjective "telephoto" definition and examples

(Telephoto may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈtɛlɪfəʊtəʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A lens with a longer focal length than standard, giving a narrow field of view and a magnified image.
  1. 'If you're taking a picture of a mountain range, you might want to use a telephoto lens, a lens with an especially long focal length.'
  2. 'The best lens to use is the standard 50 mm lens or a short telephoto.'

More definitions

1. noting or pertaining to telephotography.

More examples(as adjective)

"cameras can be telephoto."

"lenses can be telephoto."