See Also: Lens Shutter
Type of shutter mechanism that opens and closes a circle of overlapping leaves to allow light to expose film; usually a part of the lens.
Also known as a diaphragm shutter. A camera mechanism containing a circle of overlapping metal leaves for exposing film.
Camera shutter located in the lens. Uses a spring with the aperture control device to control the exposure time. It can be synched with a flash at any speed.
a shutter made of a series of overlapping metal blades arranged in a circular pattern, usually positioned near the iris within a lens
A type of shutter that uses several thin blades (leaves) that open and close to expose the film. Typically these mechanisms are actually inside (or sometimes immediately behind) the lens. These shutters have the advantage of being able to synchronize with a flash unit at all speeds. [This used to be an advantage over focal plane shutter, however this is not as big a factor as it used to be since many focal plane shutters synchronize at higher speeds than they used to.] Leaf shutters are often found in 35mm rangefinders, but not in 35mm single lens reflex cameras. Leaf shutters are often used in medium format camera lenses. back to the
Located in the lens, this camera shutter utilizes a spring with the aperture control device to control the exposure time. It can be synchronized with a flash at any speed.
A camera mechanism that admits light to expose film by opening and shutting a circle of overlapping metal leaves.
In photography, a leaf shutter is a type of camera shutter consisting of a pivoting metal leaf and spring which briefly uncovers the camera aperture to make the exposure.