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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Model Canon EOS 700 D Type DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera with Auto-focus and built-in flash support Image sensor size ~22.3 x 14.9 mm Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) Image sensor CMOS Effective Pixels 18.0,with aspect ratio of 3:2 Shutter *** Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter Shutter speed 1/4000 sec.
To test this hypothesis of having multiple filaments being emitted from a single syringe needle, the electro-spinning apparatus was modified by mounting the focal-plane shutter from a 35-mm camera between the syringe needle and our rotating grounded target.