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I am assuming that if I use a shutter of a smaller diameter than the lens, the properties of the lens will change (for example, it will become less fast), because of the smaller aperture ring behind it? That is not necessarily the case. The physical size of the aperture is (almost?) never the same size as the objective lens element; because its physical ...


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A hat is the stylish photographer’s traditional front of lens shutter (and lens shade) though a press fit lens cap with a handhold in the center provides better control. Of course low sensitivity film/sensor and narrow apertures are needed when photographing in bright light due to the slow shutter speed. Packard shutters are a pneumatic alternative that can ...


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Your shutter only needs to be big enough to cover the sensor, not the front element of the lens. There are many lenses out there that have much larger front elements, but the image circle by the time it passes through the lens mount is a fraction of the size of the mount, typically a bit larger than the sensor, to reduce vignetting. That said, medium and ...


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