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portrait lens

noun, Photography
a lens of moderately long focal length that is used, especially in portrait photography, to produce soft-focus images.
Origin of portrait lens
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A portrait lens is best for the work; but if the photographer does not possess one, he need not despair of producing good work.

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