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The general idea of a leaf shutter seems to have started from leaves on trees. The earliest leaf shutters had a relatively large, flat opaque "leaf" with a "stem" sticking out from one end where it pivoted. This shutter design has a number of shortcomings though. The shutter speed isn't very controllable, it's nearly impossible to get it really fast, and it ...


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A leaf shutter is located in the lens of a camera, rather than in front of the focal plane inside the body of the camera. They are made of several metal blades that fit together in a circular arrangement with the intersection of all of the blades overlapping in the center. When a leaf shutter opens the hole gets gradually larger from the center to the edges. ...


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Your shutter is a Linhof-branded Synchro Compur. (Only the bezel part is Linhof.) It appears from the picture you posted to have a press focus (the little square tab/button thing near the shutter speed indicator); that button will open the shutter for focus after the shutter has been cocked, and will close if you re-cock the shutter. (Note: not all Compurs ...


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If we have a leaf shutter lens, will we still need a strobe that Does support High Speed Sync like a Profoto B1 ... How HSS works with focal plane shutters is that the shutter curtains create a slit which travels across the image plane. The longer the shutter speed, the larger the slit. At a certain shutter speed, that slit becomes smaller than the image ...


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There is NOT vignetting based on the center having a slightly longer exposure! Leaf shutters are positioned very near the aperture of the lens, such that inefficiencies created by non-instantaneous opening and closing cause aperture weirdness, not vignetting. So you get a little bit of f4 mixed in with your f2.8. And half as much f5.6. and so on. May be ...


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There can be visible differences between a leaf shutter and a focal plane shutter when the slit of the focal plane shutter is small compared to the picture and something in the scene is moving fast. Basically, motion blur at short shutter speeds will look different. Imagine a car zipping thru the frame horizontally, and a focal plane shutter traveling ...


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Finally. "user47638" was basically right:


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