What is shutter?

  • (noun): A mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on shutter, shutters:

Leica M5 - Design - Shutter Dial
... The M5 has the largest M shutter speed dial ... It is coaxial with the shutter button and overhangs the top plate, making for very comfortable and quick manipulation, adjustable without taking the camera from your eye ... The M5 is the only full-size M with shutter speeds visible in the finder ...
Shutter - Other Uses
... Shutter (software), a free and open-source screenshot tool for Linux Swell shutter, a flap used to control the flow of air through the pipes in a pipe organ ...
List Of The 72 Shaolin Martial Arts - Sluice Shutter Weighing 1000 Jin
... The Sluice Shutter Weighing 1000 Jin (千斤閘, Qiānjīn zhá) helps to improve the practitioner's physical strength ... The weights are replaced with a heavy sluice shutter attached to two wooden poles in the final stage ... is attained when the practitioner can balance a 500 kg sluice shutter on his head ...
Leica M7
... on the lens manually, and the camera will choose a shutter speed ... The shutter is electronically controlled, but speeds of 1/60th and 1/125th of a second can be used with purely mechanical means, making the camera usable without batteries ... Like the M6 TTL, the M7 features an "off" position on the shutter speed dial (the electronics of the M6 Classic can be switched off by setting the dial to the B position) ...
Compound Shutter
... The Compound shutter is a mechanical leaf shutter for photographic cameras introduced in the late 19th century, usually used between lens components ... A typical Compound shutter may have settings for T (Time), B (Bulb), and times from 1 second down to 1/100th or less ... Unlike later mechanical shutters such as the Compur which use a clockwork mechanism, shutter timing is achieved by releasing air from a small cylinder typically ...

More definitions of "shutter":

  • (verb): Close with shutters.
    Example: "We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"
  • (noun): A hinged blind for a window.

Famous quotes containing the word shutter:

    And there is nothing in the eye,
    Shut shutter of the mineral man
    Who takes the fatherless dark to bed,
    The acid sky to the brain-pan;
    And calls the crows to peck his head.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    The rays which stream through the shutter will be no longer remembered when the shutter is wholly removed.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)