The Mechanics Of Your Camera’s Shutter

Ever wonder about the mechanics of how your camera’s shutter actually works? Even if you understand the exposure cycle (mirror up, front curtain drops, back curtain drops, mirror comes back down) you probably don’t know exactly what it looks like to the naked eye, slowed down to several thousand frames per second. Well let me tell you: I’ve seen it, and it looks really cool. Check it out in super-slow-mo videos for a variety of D-SLRs courtesy of the always insightful DIY Photography blog.

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