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single-lens reflex (SLR) camera: camera backclick to hear

single-lens reflex (SLR) camera: camera back film cartridge chamber film guide roller film guide rail film leader indicator pressure plate film sprocket neckstrap eyelet take-up spool focal plane shutter viewfinder film rewind system

film cartridge chamber click to hear

Compartment that holds a film cartridge.

film guide roller click to hear

Rotating cylinder that directs the film from the cartridge toward the film guide rails.

film guide rail click to hear

Each of the flat metal rails on both sides of the focal plane shutter; the taut film travels along them.

film leader indicator click to hear

Indicator showing whether the film leader (end of the film extending outside the cartridge) is properly inserted into the take-up spool.

pressure plate click to hear

Spring plate that keeps the film flat as it passes behind the lens.

film sprocket click to hear

Small serrated wheel that guides the film toward the take-up spool.

neckstrap eyelet click to hear

Small ring that holds a strap to help carry the camera.

take-up spool click to hear

Cylinder for winding the exposed film.

focal plane shutter click to hear

Opaque device that opens for a predetermined length of time based on the shutter speed chosen; it allows light to come in contact with the film.

viewfinder click to hear

Device for viewing the scene to be photographed, framing it and adjusting its clarity.

film rewind system click to hear

Manual or motorized device that winds a partially or totally exposed film back into its cartridge.