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How is uniform exposure achieved when using a leaf shutter?

When a rolling shutter activates it exposes the sensor through a slit (vertical/horizontal) - I can see why every bit of the sensor is exposed for the same amount of time. The "exposure slit"...
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Leaf Shutter Life Expectancy

I have been hearing that even though leaf shutters are relatively expensive, they also last longer than other kind of shutters. Can anyone debunk this?
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Panasonic FZ1000: Flash FP high-speed sync oddities, 1/16000s mechanical shutter?

Because the Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 uses a leaf shutter, there is no maximum sync speed; the flash can be used throughout the entire range of mechanical shutter speeds, as high as 1/4000s (1/3200s ...
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Does leaf shutter work in HSS with Any strobe?

If we have a leaf shutter lens, will we still need a strobe that Does support High Speed Sync like a ...
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Leaf vs Focal plane shutter - Is there is difference in image captured?

Other than flash sync speed compatibilities, is there an impact on the image taken with a leaf shutter as opposed to focal plane shutter? Since the middle of the image is exposed ever so slightly ...
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What is a leaf shutter?

Recently I saw an advert for the phase-one medium format camera system, in which they mentioned that it could sync to flash at any speed, because it had a "leaf shutter" What exactly is a leaf ...
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How do I activate the shutter on a Schneider Kreuznach 135/3.5 Xenotar for Linhof?

I can not get the shutter of the Schneider Kreuznach 135/3.5 Xenotar to open. I tried to explain what I know in this picutre: Anyone any idea? I'm afraid I don't have a manual for the lens and haven'...
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