Definition of hyperfocal distance in English:

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hyperfocal distance

Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərˌfōkəl ˈdistəns/


The distance between a camera lens and the closest object that is in focus when the lens is focused at infinity.
Example sentences
  • These situations call for quick judgment, and the hyperfocal distance is not always the best option.
  • The resulting depth of field starts from halfway of the hyperfocal distance and extends to infinity.
  • A more common use of the hyperfocal distance is maximizing the depth of field for a given aperture.

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Syllabification: hy·per·fo·cal dis·tance

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