depth of field
Date: 1911 the range of distances of the object in front of an image-forming device (as a camera lens) measured along the axis of the device throughout which the image has acceptable sharpness

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  • depth of field — n. Optics a zone in which objects are in sharp focus [the larger the aperture, the shallower the depth of field] …   English World dictionary

  • depth of field — depth′ of field′ n. opt pht the range of distances along the axis of an optical instrument, usu. a camera lens, through which an object produces a relatively distinct image. Also called depth′ of fo′cus • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • Depth of field — The area within the depth of field appears sharp, while the areas in front of and beyond the depth of field appear blurry …   Wikipedia

  • depth of field — the range of distances of the object in front of a camera lens or other image forming device measured along the axis of the device throughout which the image has acceptable sharpness * * * Optics, Photog. the range of distances along the axis of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • depth of field —   the depth of composition of a shot, i.e., where there are several planes (vertical spaces in a frame):   1) a foreground   2) a middle ground, and   3) a background; depth of field specifically refers to the area, range of distance, or field… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • Depth of Field — F/A/V The amount of space within lens view which will maintain acceptable focus at given settings (i.e. camera speed, film speed, lens aperture). (Cinematography) HD Depth of field is a term which refers to the areas of a picture both in front… …   Audio and video glossary

  • Depth-of-field — FilmM abbreviation is DOF. A term that refers to how much of the area in front of and behind your subject is in focus at any given time. If your subject is in focus and the background and foreground is out of focus, then you have a shallow depth… …   Audio and video glossary

  • depth of field — ryškumo gylis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. depth of field; depth of focus; focal depth vok. Fokustiefe, f; Schärfentiefe, f; Tiefenschärfe, f rus. глубина резкости, f pranc. netteté en profondeur, f; profondeur de champ, f;… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • depth of field —    The distance range between the nearest and farthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph. Depth of field depends on the lens opening, the focal length of the lens, and the distance from the lens to the subject …   Forensic science glossary

  • depth of field — Optics, Photog. 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. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • depth of field — noun Optics the range of distances along the axis of a camera or other optical instrument, in which an object will produce a reasonably clear image. Also, depth of focus …   Australian English dictionary

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