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Re: Whittlesea Case Camera Info - Velez

From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 17:36:01 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 02:44:39 -0500
Subject: Re: Whittlesea Case Camera Info - Velez


>From: Dan Bright <ufo.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 01:27:23 -0000
>Subject: Whittlesea Case Camera Info

>Listers:

>Some more information about the camera used to take this image
>may be found here:

>http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DC240/DC240A.HTM

>Particularly pertinent to analysis is that this camera has a
>'sharpening' algorithm described as follows:

>"Sharpness: Provides three options for sharpening or softening a
>picture: Sharp: Highlights the edges contained within your
>images so that they stand out more. Standard: Captures the image
>and stores it as is with no changes to sharpness. Soft: Blurs
>fine details so that they become "softer" and edges of objects
>blend into the image."

>The camera has a 'wide angle' mode, with an aperture range of
>f/2.8-16 in 'wide angle'.

>The review also states that "Standard working range for image
>capture is between 20 inches (0.5 m) and infinity in wide angle
>or telephoto mode" and that the lens "is almost totally free of
>geometric distortion, across its full focal-length range."

>Many thanks to Tony Cook of VUFORS (Victorian UFO Research
>Society), who sent over this link. The media approached VUFORS
>to investigate this case shortly after the image was made
>public.

Hi Dan,

You wrote:

>Tony informs me that he would be willing to approach Whittlesea
>city council for further information and possibly visit the
>site. To that end, if anyone has any questions you'd like
>forwarded along with my own queries to the photographer by way
>of Tony and Whittlesea council, please let me know either on-
>list or via email over the next few days (I plan to send my
>'questionairre' by the end of the week). Naturally, I'll post
>the response to the list as and when received.

Wow! This is a great opportunity. Thank you.

I have a couple of questions, please:

1. Where in the sky was the sun when he snapped the photo of the
crossing?

2. How far does he estimate he was standing from the flashing RR
signs?

3. What 'mode' was the camera and lens set to when he took the
snapshot.

Thanks again, Dan. This is a tremendous service you are
performing for us. Nice follow-up, and very good work, man!

Regards, look forward to your post with (hopefully) answers
right from the horses own mouth.  ;)


John Velez





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