Focal-Plane Shutter

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focal-plane shutter

[′fō·kəl ‚plān ′shəd·ər]
A camera shutter consisting of a blind containing a slot; the blind is pulled rapidly across the film, exposing it through the slot.

Focal-Plane Shutter


a camera shutter positioned near the focal plane of the lens, consisting of two opaque blinds that form a slit of variable width or a single blind with a slit cut in it.

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These kinds of shots were difficult with conventional stereo cameras, but are routine with the Horseman 3D because of a unique 24x65mm size electronically controlled focal plane shutter that allows perfect synchronization of right and left images up to 1/1000sec.
Also, unlike the focal plane shutter common to interchangeable lens cameras, RX1R II utilizes an in-lens shutter, allowing 1/2000 sec flash synch speed and a significant reduction in overall body size.