Between-the-lens shutter

EN: Between-the-lens shutter


A shutter whose blades operate between two elements of the lens.
kodak glosarry 1999



Between-the-lens shutter

aka Leaf Shutter - A shutter built into the lens as opposed to a lens in the camera body, and situated between two lens elements. Most cameras have shutters located in the camera body, known as focal-plane shutters. Leaf shutters have moveable overlapping leaves that open to let in light and close to block it out.

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