Location

Willis Library 3rd Floor, Room 370

Contact Us

Lab Phone: (940) 369-7809

Office Phone: (940) 891-6746

FAX: (940) 369-8882

Digital Cameras and Lighting Equipment

The Digital Projects Unit purchases, houses, and maintains digital camera equipment for the UNT Libraries.  Library staff use the cameras for photo documentation, event photography, scanning, slide reproduction, and a variety of imaging assignments.  We are sorry, but this equipment is not available for use by or check-out to library users.

 

Large Format Camera

Focusing the BetterLightModel:  Bette​rLight Super 8K-2 Scanning System

Manufacturer:  Better Light, Inc., San Carlos, CA

Features:

Kodak trilinear color CCD technology, 11 f-stop dynamic range, native resolution of 8000 x 10,660 pixels

We currently use our BetterLight scan back with a Cambo Legend 4 x 5 camera and 100mm, 135mm, and 180mm Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-S f/5.6 lenses, and a Fujinon A S 240mm f/9 lens.  In the lab we mount the camera on a Bogen/Manfrotto 3263 deluxe geared tripod head on a Cambo UST 7' studio stand with balancing arm and base.  Documents to be scanned are typically mounted on a vacuum easel or magnet board and lit with low heat North Light HID lights.

Outside the lab, we carry a Bogen 3251 tripod and 329RC4 low profile 3-way pan-tilt head and incorporate the BetterLight panoramic adapter as needed.

How we use it:  general and panoramic high-resolution photography; 360-degree images of physical objects; digitization of large format items such as maps, charts, posters, and newspapers

Single Lens Reflex (SLR) Camera Bodies

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Mod​el:  Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features:

8.0 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor with 3:2 size ratio creating an effective angle of view 1.6 times the normal EF Lens focal length; Digic II image processor; 7-point wide-area autofocus; JPEG and RAW (12 bit) image formats; evaluative, partial, and center-weighted average metering modes; exposure compensation up to +/- 2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments

ISO equivalent speed range 100-1600;  shutter speeds 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb; shooting speed 3 frames per second with maximum burst of 14 shots during continuous shooting

built-in flash, also accepts external E-TTL II autoflash

auto, preset, and custom white balance

dimensions 4.98 inches wide x 3.71 inches high x 2.63 inches deep; weight 17.1 oz.; LCD monitor size 1.8 inches

CF card type I and II, USB 2 connections, Canon EF lens mount

How we use it: photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web, backup cameras for Atiz DIY BookDrive scanner, check-out to other UNT Libraries departments

Canon EOS D30Mo​del:  Canon EOS D30

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features:

3.25 megapixel CMOS sensor with lens focal length conversion factor of approximately 1.6x; 3-point wide-area autofocus; JPEG and Canon Raw image formats; evaluative, partial, and center-weighted average metering modes; exposure compensation up to +/- 2 stops in 1/2-stop increments

ISO equivalent speed range 100-1600;  shutter speeds 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb; shooting speed 3 frames per second with maximum burst of 8 shots during continuous shooting

built-in flash; also accepts external E-TTL, FEL, and FP flash

auto, preset, and custom white balance

dimensions 5.9 inches wide x 4.2 inches high x 3.0 inches deep; weight 26.5 oz.; LCD monitor size 1.8 inches

CF card type I and II, USB connections, Canon EF lens mount

How we use it:  The D30 was considered groundbreaking when Canon first introduced it in 2000.  Although it has now been replaced by newer technology, we have retained the D30 for staff training and as a backup to the Canon 20D.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark IIMo​del:  Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features:

16.7 megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor; DIGIC II image processor; 45 autofocus points; interchangeable focusing screens; JPEG and RAW (12 bit) image formats; evaluative, partial, spot, and centerweighted averaged metering modes; exposure compensation up to +/- 3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

ISO equivalent speed range 100-1600, expandable to 50 and 3200 via menu selection;  shutter speeds 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb; shooting speed 4 frames per second with maximum burst of 11 to 32 shots (depending on capture mode) during continuous shooting

accepts external E-TTL II autoflash

auto, preset, and custom white balance

dust delete feature

dimensions 6.1 inches wide x 6.2 inches high x 3.1 inches deep; weight 42.9 oz.; LCD monitor size 2.0 inches

CF card type I and II, SD memory card, IEEE1394 and USB connections, Canon EF lens mount

How we use it:  primary cameras for Atiz DIY BookDrive scanner; slide duplication; photo documentation

Canon EOS 20DM​odel:  Canon EOS 20D

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features:

8.25 megapixel CMOS sensor with lens focal length conversion factor of approximately 1.6x; 9-point autofocus; JPEG and RAW (12 bit) image formats; evaluative, partial, and center-weighted average metering modes; exposure compensation up to +/- 2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments

ISO equivalent speed range 100-1600, expandable to 3200 with ISO speed extension; shutter speeds 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb; shooting speed 5 frames per second with maximum burst of 6 to 23 shots (depending on capture mode) during continuous shooting

built-in flash, also accepts external E-TTL II autoflash

auto, preset, and custom white balance

dimensions 5.7 inches wide x 4.2 inches high x 2.8 inches deep; weight 24.2 oz.; LCD monitor size 1.8 inches

CF card type I and II, Canon EF lens mount

How we use it:  photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web, check-out to other UNT Libraries departments

Mo​del:  Canon EOS 50DCanon EOS 50D Camera

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

15.1 megapixel CMOS sensorwith lens focal length conversion factor of approximately 1.6x, 9-point autofocus; JPEG, RAW (14-bit), sRAW, and RAW+JPEG image formats; evaluative, partial, spot, and center-weighted average metering modes; exposure compensation upt to =+/-3 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments

ISO equivalent speed range 100-3200, expandable to 6400 or 12800; shutter speeds 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb; high-speed shooting maximum of 6.3 shots/second, low-speed shooting maximum of 3 shots/second during continuous shooting

built-in flash, also accepts external E-TTL II autoflash

auto, preset, and custom white balance

dimensions 5.7 inches wide x 4.2 inches high x 2.9 inches deep; weight 25.7 oz.; LCD monitor size 3 inches

CF card type I and II, Canon EF lens mount

Dust deletion feature

Live view shooting

How we use it:  backupcameras for Atiz DIY BookDrive scanner, photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web

Single Lens Reflex (SLR) Camera Lenses

Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM zoom lens

Mo​del:  Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM zoom lens

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

autofocus, 67mm filter size

How we use it:  photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web

Model:  Canon EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM zoom lens

Manufacturer:  This is a legacy model.  It was manufactured by Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

autofocus, 58mm filter size, ultrasonic motor

How we use it:  check-out to other UNT Libraries departments

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lensModel:  Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens

Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

autofocus, 58mm filter size

How we use it:  low-light photography, photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lensModel:  Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

autofocus, 52mm filter size, lightweight

How we use it:  backup lenses for Atiz DIY BookDrive scanner, low-light photography, photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web  

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro lensModel:  Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro lens

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

autofocus, maximum magnification of one-half life size (0.5x), closest focusing distance 23 cm. (9 in.), 52mm filter size

How we use it:  copystand work, close-up photography

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lensModel:  Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

autofocus, 58mm filter size

How we use it:   primary lenses for Atiz DIY BookDrive scanner, portraits, low-light photography, photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web, slide reproduction

Model:  Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

Manufacturer:  This is a legacy model.  The newer EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM is manufactured by Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

autofocus, maximum magnification of life size (1.0x), closest focusing distance 31 cm. (12.2 in.), 52mm filter size

How we use it:  copystand work, close-up photography

Model:  Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lensCanon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

autofocus, 58mm filter size, image stabilization

How we use it:  check-out to other UNT Libraries departments

Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX lensModel:  Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX lens

Manufacturer:  Sigma Corporation of America, Ronkonkoma, NY

Features: 

Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), autofocus, Canon EF lens mount

How we use it:  extreme wide-angle photography, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web

Compact Cameras

Canon PowerShot A530Model:  Canon PowerShot A530

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features:

5.0 megapixel, 1/2.5-inch type CCD sensor; focal length 5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm); 4x optical / 4x digital zoom; auto, program, manual, image, my colors, stitch assist, and movie modes; still image compression JPEG, movie compression AVI and WAVE; built-in flash; SD memory card/multimedia card

dimensions 3.56 inches wide x 2.52 inches high x 1.70 inches deep; weight 6.00 oz.

How we use it:  check-out to other UNT Libraries departments for photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web

Canon PowerShot A550Model:  Canon PowerShot A550

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features:

7.1 megapixel, 1/2.5-inch type CCD sensor; focal length 5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm); 4x optical / 4x digital zoom; auto, camera m, portrait, landscape, special scene, indoor, kids & pets, night snapshot, and movie modes; still image compression JPEG, movie compression AVI and WAVE; built-in flash; SD memory card/SDHC memory card/multimedia card

dimensions 3.59 inches wide x 2.52 inches high x 1.70 inches deep; weight 5.64 oz.; 2.0 inch LCD monitor

How we use it:  check-out to other UNT Libraries departments for photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web

Model:  Canon PowerShot S95Canon PowerShot S95

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features:

10.0 megapixel, 1/1.7-inch type CCD sensor; focal length 6.0-22.5mm f/2.0-4.9 (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm); 4x digital zoom; auto, program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, custom, low-light, special scene, and movie modes; white balance controls; records still images in RAW and/or JPEG, movies in MOV; built-in flash; storage on SD/SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card

dimensions 3.93 inches wide x 2.30 inches high x 1.16 inches deep; weight 6.00 oz.

How we use it:  check-out to other UNT Libraries departments for photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2KModel:  Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2K

Manufacturer: Panasonic Corporation of North America, Secaucus, NJ

Features:

10.2 megapixel, 1/1.65-inch CCD sensor; Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, focal length 6.3-25.2mm f/2.8/4.9 to f/8 (35mm film equivalent 28-112mm); 4x optical plus 4 or more x digital zoom; image stabilization; 16:9, 3:2, and 4:3 aspect ratios; still and motion images; JPEG and RAW capture; built-in flash; SD memory card/SDHC memory card/multimedia card

dimensions 4.16 inches wide x 2.2 inches high x 1.04 inches deep; weight 0.41 pounds; 2.8 inch LCD monitor

How we use it:  event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web, check-out to other UNT Libraries departments

Video Cameras

Sony Camcorder DCRPC120Model:  Sony DCR-PC120BT Digital Video Camera Recorder

Manufacturer:  Sony Corporation of America, New York, NY, subsidiary of Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Features: 

1.55 megapixel, .25 inch Advanced HAD CCD sensor; 14-bit DXP digital signal processing; Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens, 10x optical and 120x digital zoom; steadyshot image stabilization; still image capability; MPEG file format; memory stick/mini DV cassette

dimensions 2.25 inches wide x 4.75 inches high x 4.5 inches deep; weight, with battery pack 1 lb. 4 oz.; swing-out 2.5 inch LCD monitor

How we use it:  recording training sessions in-house


Flip Video Ultra-HD, 8 GBModel:  Flip Video Ultra-HD, 8GB

Manufacturer:   Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA

Features:

1.6 megapixel CMOS sensor; fixed focus f/2.4 lens with image stabilization and multi-step 2x digital zoom; 1280 x 720 resolution; 60 frames per second; automatic white balance and black level calibration; automatic exposure control with dynamic exposure compensation; built-in microphone; 8GB built-in memory stores up to 2 hours of video; FlipShare software

dimensions:  4.16" x 2.11" x 0.88"; weight 4.5 oz.; 2 inch LCD screen with 320 x 240 resolution

How we use it:  recording small group meetings

Lighting Equipment

Canon Speedlite 580EXModel:  Canon Speedlite 580EX

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

maximum guide no. 58 at 105mm setting (guide no. 190 at ISO 100, feet); with compatible digital SLR cameras provides auto conversion of flash coverage and instant communication of white balance information; swivel 180-degrees in either direction; recycling time approx. 0.1 to 6 seconds

How we use it:  general flash photography with digital SLRs, experimental printed page imaging

Canon Speedlite 580EX IIModel:  Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Manufacturer:  Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY

Features: 

maximum guide no. 58 at 105mm setting (guide no. 190 at ISO 100, feet); with compatible digital SLR cameras provides auto conversion of flash coverage and instant communication of white balance information; swivel 180-degrees in either direction; recycling time approx. 0.1 to 6 seconds; high degree of dust- and water- resistance

How we use it:  general flash photography with digital SLRs, experimental printed page imaging

Model:  IFF Super Repro Copy Stand

Manufacturer: IFF, Photographic Division, a Gruppo Manfrotto Company, distributed by Bogen Imaging Inc., Ramsey, NJ

Features:

52" ruled and geared column with geared camera arm, base 27 inches x 36 inches, two lighting assemblies with two reflector heads each, 250 watt incandescent bulbs with color temperature 3400 degrees Kelvin

How we use it: macro photography, reproduction of miniature book covers

Model:  Lowel Tota-light T1-10

Manufacturer:  Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

Features: 

halogen lamp, adjusting reflecting doors

How we use it:  lighting our modified Atiz BookDrive DIY scanner, photographic lighting

North Light HID Copy LightModel:  North Light 900 Watt HID Copy Light

Manufacturer:  North Light Products, Inc., Redwood City, CA

Features: 

ceramic discharge lamps, double fan cooling, diffusion screen, accepts additional polarizing filter, meets museum standards for UV levels

How we use it:  lighting materials to be scanned with our BetterLight scanning system

Photek Digital LighthouseModel:  Photek Digital Lighthouse Shooting Tent DLH-18/27

Manufacturer:  Photek Inc., Ansonia, CT

Features: 

dimensions 18 inches x 18 inches x 27.5 inches, full front zipper plus zipper top for camera positioning, removable bottom panel, removable black and white sweeps, horizontal and vertical positioning, folds flat for storage

How we use it:  modifying lighting for close-up photography of small objects

Model:  Professor Kobre's Lightscoop, standard and warming models

Manufacturer:  Lightscoop, Tulsa, OK

Features: 

bounces SLRs' on-camera, pop-up flash from ceiling or wall, standard silver reflector or gold warming reflector, lightweight, easy to use

How we use it:  event photography, check-out to other UNT Libraries departments for photo documentation

Model:  Shepherd Polaris Digital Flash and Ambient Light Meter SPD100Polaris Flash Meter

Manufacturer:  Aspen Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Features: 

incident, reflected light, flash, and ambient measurements; exposure value range EV -4 to 26, ambient: 1-19.9, flash: f/2-90.9; LCD display; custom functions; multi-flash feature

How we use it:  verifying exposures