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1. Of or relating to a photographic lens or lens system used to produce a large image of a distant object.
2. Of or relating to an instrument that electrically transmits photographs.
n. pl. tel·e·pho·tos
1. A telephoto lens.
2. A photograph made with a telephoto lens; a telephotograph.


(ˈtɛl əˌfoʊ toʊ)

noting or pertaining to telephotography.
[1890–95; short for telephotographic; see telephotography, -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telephoto - a photograph made with a telephoto lenstelephoto - a photograph made with a telephoto lens
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
عَدَسَة تَصْوير عن بُعْد
çok büyütentelefoto

telephoto (lens)

nTeleobjektiv nt


(teliˈfəutəu) : telephoto lens
a photographic lens used for taking photographs from a long distance away.
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There are also wide-angle lenses that enable you to capture a wide expanse of landscape within one shot, mid-telephotos that are ideal for human portraits, and telephotos that allow you to capture the expressions of wild animals far away.
Longer telephotos with a focal length of about 600 millimetres are best suited to this task because of the camera-to-subject distance involved: birds of prey have keen senses and can quickly disappear from view.
* Try a wide range of lenses: macro and short telephotos for plants and insects; long telephotos and zooms for more wary wildlife such as birds and small mammals
Ultra wide-angles, long telephotos and macro lenses still require a single focal length construction to take full advantage of the maximum aperture available, thereby allowing as much light to be resolved as possible.
I SUSPECT that the Pro-Optic telephoto lens in Adorama's ads has caught the eye of many astrophotographers paging through issues of this magazine.