New Core Petrography Camera Available for Use

A new camera and lighting setup has been purchased by the Illinois State Geological Survey Oil and Gas Section for core photography. The equipment is housed in the Geological Samples Library. The setup includes a Canon EOS 50D camera, an 18-55-mm lens, a laptop including the cameras software, and two high-intensity metal halide lights with diffusers. By using the remote shooting and focusing on the laptop coupled with the high-intensity lights, glare that is typically associated with core photography is eliminated and high-resolution professional photos are obtained.