Date: Wed Oct 29 14:32:29 2008

Author: Bill Norwood

Subject: 35mm Camera Lab - Mechanical to Digital

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Hi Taplers,



We are about to become less defunct in our optics lab for
survey-course-level students, and we need to come up with a good lab that
teaches camera optics using a digital camera:



PHYS107 Light, Perception, Photography and Visual Phenomena Laboratory; (1
credit) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD.

Pre- or corequisite: PHYS106. Credit not applicable towards the minimum
requirements for a major in physics and astronomy. Optional laboratory to
accompany PHYS106. Laboratory experiments include geometrical optics
(lenses, cameras, eye), optical instruments (telescope, binoculars),
photography, perception, color phenomena, and wave phenomena. CORE Physical
Science Lab (PL) Course only when taken concurrently with PHYS 106.



1. Has anybody got ideas or experience as to what would be a good digital
camera for this lab course?



What would be desirable characteristics of such a camera?

a. Would the ability to remove the lens be valuable?

b. Would a larger-format camera be worth any extra expense?

c. Would it be a necessity to actually print out photo's in lab?

d. What would be a more theft-proof model?

e. What model would likely be around and marketed farthest into the
future?



2. Has anyone written up a lab for this experiment? Would be glad to trade
you one of our write-ups for another experiment if you wish.



Many thanks for any suggestions and guidance.



Bill Norwood

U of MD at College Park

301-405-6006


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Hi Taplers,



We are about to become less =
defunct in our
optics lab for survey-course-level students, and we need to come up with =
a good
lab that teaches camera optics using a digital =
camera:



PHYS107 Light,
Perception, Photography and Visual Phenomena Laboratory; (1 credit) =
Grade
Method: REG/P-F/AUD.

Pre- =
or
corequisite: PHYS106. Credit not applicable towards the minimum =
requirements for
a major in physics and astronomy. Optional laboratory to accompany =
PHYS106.
Laboratory experiments include geometrical optics (lenses, cameras, =
eye),
optical instruments (telescope, binoculars), photography, perception, =
color
phenomena, and wave phenomena. CORE Physical Science Lab (PL) Course =
only when
taken concurrently with PHYS 106.



1. Has anybody got ideas or =
experience as
to what would be a good digital camera for this lab course? =




What would be desirable =
characteristics of
such a camera?

a. Would the =
ability to
remove the lens be valuable?

b. Would a
larger-format camera be worth any extra =
expense?

c. Would it be =
a
necessity to actually print out photo’s in =
lab?

d. What would =
be a more
theft-proof model?

e. What model =
would
likely be around and marketed farthest into the =
future?



2. Has anyone written up a lab =
for this
experiment? Would be glad to trade you one of our write-ups for another =
experiment
if you wish.



Many thanks for any suggestions =
and
guidance.



Bill =
Norwood

U of MD at College =
Park

301-405-6006







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