Depth field

depth of field

noun Optics, Photography.
the range of distances along the axis of an optical instrument, usually a camera lens, through which an object will produce a relatively distinct image.
Also called depth of focus.


Origin:
1910–15

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depth of field
 
n
Compare depth of focus the range of distance in front of and behind an object focused by an optical instrument, such as a camera or microscope, within which other objects will also appear clear and sharply defined in the resulting image

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