Sunday, April 25, 2010

Flat Mirrors in a Camera

This picture displays the usage of flat mirrors in a traditional film camera that has a 50mm lens. I took of the lens of the camera off, and inside there was a series of three flat mirrors. One when you look into the camera and the mirror is at a slope, it is at a slope so the image that is shined through the lens is able to be seen where you look into the camera. The other two are used to see through the so you can take the picture. This picture is taken when the lens was not on the camera and the picture is of a reflection on the mirror from the other two mirrors. I took this picture opposite of what people usually take pictures. Instead of using the lens to take a picture, I used the viewer to take this picture. Flat mirrors create an image that is the same distance and height from the mirror,  the image is smaller because the mirrors inside the  camera are also smaller