Definition of twin-lens in English:



  • (of a camera) having two identical sets of lenses, either for taking stereoscopic pictures, or with one forming an image for viewing and the other an image to be photographed (twin-lens reflex)

    • ‘It started when I stumbled over a group of photographer's websites demonstrating the use of the Russian ‘Lubitel’ cheap reproduction of an old fashioned Voigtlander twin-lens medium format roll film camera.’
    • ‘Vivan the child is seated on his grandfather's lap holding a twin-lens reflex camera.’
    • ‘Davis favors the twin-lens reflex camera often preferred by archeologists, which produces a generous, 2 1/4-inch square negative.’
    • ‘I got the message, and instead came back with my old twin-lens Rolleiflex to take pictures.’
    • ‘For the most part they were taken by Halsman using a large-format, twin-lens reflex camera of his own design that facilitated quiet, rapid exposures and produced sharp, high-quality images.’