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A camera lens optimized for subjects that are farther away. Compared to a more standard lens, it provides a default image that is more "zoomed in". It does this optically, so there is typically more detail compared to an image captured through a standard lens that has been "zoomed in" digitally.

This is also called a narrower "field of view". For example, if a standard lens has an 80º field of view, a telephoto lens might have a 30º field of view.

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