5 Year Old Sony Leaf Shutter Patent Nothing New

There has been some noise about a very old leaf shutter patent that Sony filed in 2015. While a mirrorless leaf shutter medium format cameras at an affordable price is extremely desirable to fans of leaf shutters it is unlikely we will see anything soon.

Leaf shutters are great if you want to be able to flash sync at any speed the lens is capable of operating at since the leaf device is located in the lest most of the time. This makes the lens larger but allows for a smaller body like the Hasselblad X1D vs Fujifilm GFX. It also reduces or eliminates shutter shock. Yet it is still unlikely we will see anything soon from Sony because the technology can be expensive compared to a focal plane shutter.

You can read the full patent here.

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