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Focal Plane

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:43 am

(1) The focal plane represents the area in a camera where light is focused. In digital cameras and digital video recorders the CCD rests on the focal plane.

(2) A focal plane shutter is a type of photographic shutter used in 35mm SLR cameras. It is positioned behind the lens and slightly in front of the focal plane.