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Self contained 'ultraviolet' cameras
From time to time special self contained 'point and shoot' camera systems are developed and marketed to specific users: they are often short lived products as sales are inevitably low. There are several such cameras currently available (2001).
Faraghan Studios, Philadelphia, USA, are the suppliers of the "UV detect" camera - a 'ready made' reflected ultraviolet camera targeted at the cosmetic and personal skin care industry. The "UV detect camera" is a single lens reflex camera equipped with Ultra 1200 electronic flash, and Kodak Tri-X film, a 90mm macro lens and a 315 - 390nm ultraviolet transmission filter. A twin lensed version is also offered by the same manufacturer which records both the reflected ultraviolet and normal control onto a single sheet of Polaroid film - inevitably the images are very small. (These are shown in Figure 54)
Figure 54 (above). The "UV detect" cameras - 'ready made' reflected ultraviolet cameras targeted at the cosmetic and personal skin care industry. The single lens version records onto standard photographic film whereas the twin lens version records both UV and control onto a single sheet of Polaroid film.
Canfield Clinical systems supply the "ReflecUV" instant camera system - again designed for application in dermatological and cosmetic practices. This well designed camera images the front of a patient's face in reflected ultraviolet onto Polaroid Type 667 (ISO 3000). Ultraviolet transmission filters are slid easily into place in front of the two electronic flash heads. (Figure 55)
Figure 55 (above). The "ReflecUV" instant camera system - from Canfield Clinical systems . This well designed camera images the front of a patient's face in reflected ultraviolet onto Polaroid film.
SpexForensics supply the "Scenescope RUVIS" - which is a complete camera, light source, image intensifier system - for forensic applications, particularly crime scene fingerprints. This particular system has quartz optics.
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