Zoom lens

(in a camera or motion-picture projector) a lens assembly whose focal length can be continuously adjusted to provide various degrees of magnification without any loss of focus, thus combining the features of wide-angle, normal, and telephoto lenses.
Contemporary Examples

I had a Nikon DCS-620, which was one of their early models—a hybrid Kodak-Nikon camera—and I was using a 70-200mm zoom lens.
9/11’s Iconic ‘Falling Man’ Marlow Stern September 7, 2011

a lens system that allows the focal length of a camera lens to be varied continuously without altering the sharpness of the image See also telephoto lens


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