Definition of standard lens in English:

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standard lens

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A camera lens with a focal length approximately equal to the diagonal of the negative (taken as 50 mm for a 35 mm camera), giving a field of view similar to that of the naked eye.
Example sentences
  • It does not come with a standard lens but is compatible with all Canon EOS system lenses and accessories.
  • Use a wide angle or even standard lens and point the camera at the sky where the firework star-bursts explode in the sky.
  • At that time most of the other still photographers covering the Western Desert preferred standard lenses.
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