Definition: Thin blade- or leaf-shaped opaque material used in construction of lens diaphragms or inter-lens shutters. * Plural: leaves. * A set of such leaves are rotated at their base on the circumference of the lens so that they can be made to open or close the cross-section. * Hence interlens shutters may be known as leaf shutters. * Also known as blade.

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