9Camera Features

Advances in camera design are due to improvements in specific features of camera mechanisms, leading to the emergence of a few popular types of camera. Owing to the complexity of each of these features, many of which are interdependent, it is helpful to discuss each in detail, including systems for the shutter, viewfinder, focusing and exposure metering, as well as the iris diaphragm and flash synchronization. Camera lenses are detailed in Chapter 7.

Shutter Systems

Both the type of shutter and its operational range contribute significantly to the capabilities of a camera. The function of a shutter is to open on command and expose the sensitized material to the action of light for a predetermined time, as chosen by the user ...

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