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Volume 31, Number 11 -- November 1996

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Just Two Looks

Care to test your photographic savvy? One of these two pictures of the NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft was taken with a standard 35-millimeter camera. The other was shot with a new digital camera acquired this fall by the Image and Design Center. The new camera is a Minolta/Agfa hybrid with the usual features (auto focus, zoom lens) but with a back plate that connects to a Macintosh via a SCSI port. Up to 113 images, each up to five megabytes in size, can be stored and downloaded. The images result in about 300 dots-per-inch resolution at a size of 3.5 by 5 inches. "For outputting to a digital printer, you can get a really decent five-by-seven-inch image," says IDC design coordinator Carlye Calvin. "It's particularly useful if people want photos for their Web sites, because there's no film or developing expense involved and people can get their images the same day." If the answer isn't plane to you, check the answers to see which C-130 is the digitally photographed one. (All photos by Carlye Calvin.)

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Staff Notes Monthly is published by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, Colorado 80307-3000. UCAR operates the National Center for Atmospheric Research, UCAR Office of Programs, and Walter Orr Roberts Institute with support from the National Science Foundation and other sponsors.

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Answer to "Just Two Looks"

The image on the top was taken with the digital camera.


Prepared by Jacque Marshall, jacque@ucar.edu, 303-497-8616