The Digital Projects Unit employs digital camera equipment for photo documentation, event photography, scanning, slide reproduction, and a variety of imaging assignments. We are sorry, but this equipment is not available to library users.  To find cameras that you can check out, please visit​ The Factory in Willis Library.

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-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:  slide duplication; photo documentation

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:  photo documentation, event photography, imaging for teaching/training materials, imaging for the Web

Model: Nikon D800front view of a Nikon D800 camera

Manufacturer:  Nikon Inc., Melville, NY  

Features:

36.3 megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor; 51 autofocus points; JPEG, NEF (RAW), and TIFF image formats; center-weighted, matrix, and spot metering methods; exposure compensation up to +/- 5 stops in 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV increments

ISO equivalent speed range 100-6400, expandable to 50, 12800, or 25600 via menu selection; shutter speeds 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb; shooting speed 4 frames per second at maximum resolution

live view for both photography and movie modes

built-in flash; also accepts external flash

auto, preset, color temperature, and manual white balance

image sensor cleaning feature

dimensions 5.7 inches wide x 4.8 inches high x 3.2 inches deep; weight 31.7 oz; monitor size 3.2 inches diagonal

CF card type 1 (compliant with UDMA); SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards; type C mini-pin HDMI, headphone, NTSC, stereo microphone, and USB 3.0 connections, Nikon F lens mount

How we use it:  specialized imaging projects

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

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:  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:   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: Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED lens

Manufacturer:  Nikon Inc., Melville, NY

Features:  

autofocus, maximum magnification of life size (1.0x), closest focusing distance 18.5 cm. (7.3 in.), 62mm filter size

How we use it:  specialized imaging projects

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 Camera

Model:  Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Manufacturer: Panasonic Corporation of North America, Newark, NJ   

Features:

10.1 megapixel, 1/1.7-inch MOS sensor; Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens, focal length 4.7-17.7mm f/1.4/f/2.3 to f/8.0 (35mm film equivalent 24-90mm); 3.8x optical  zoom and 7.5x digital zoom; optical image stabilization; 16:9, 4:3, 3:2, and 1:1 aspect ratios; still images and full HD video; JPEG, RAW, MPO, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVCHD, and AAC capture; built-in flash; SD, SDHC, and SDXC  memory card; time lapse function

dimensions 4.4 inches wide x 2.6 inches high x 1.8 inches deep; weight 0.59 pounds; 3 inch LCD monitor

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

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:  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