Picture This!

MARTY SAGENDORFPhotographing Science

by: Martin Sagendorf

It’s Easy:

To take neat photos of little things.

We Think:

That our digital cameras, web, and cell phone cameras can only take ‘life-size’ photos… but…

We’re Lucky:

These cameras can also photograph images provided by other optical devices…

Such As:

Microscopes and spectrographs.


These devices provide collimated images (i.e. focused at infinity) and an ordinary digital camera device can photograph these images.

The Images:

Are much smaller than ‘full frame’ – a photo-handling program is an absolute necessity – to enlarge and enhance the images.  For the camera images shown, the camera used is a Panasonic DMC-TZ4.

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