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Films For Small-Format Aerial Photography
Author(s): James S. Moser; Norman L. Fritz
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Paper Abstract

Small-format photographic systems require some changes in traditional design in order to provide optimum system performance. One factor is modern lens designs that provide a combination of larger apertures and higher resolving power. Together with improved forward motion compensation (FMC), this makes it both possible and necessary to use slower films with finer grain, higher definition. Very stringent size and payload limitations require an in-crease in the footage of film contained in the given volume, making thinner films necessary. Two black-and-white aerial films, KODAK High Definition Aerial Film 3414 (ESTAR Thin Base) and KODAK PANATOMIC-X Aerial Film 3400 (ESTAR Thin Base), are suitable for this application. Two new color films, a normal-color film and an infrared-sensitive false-color film are also suitable. Both are slow with high definition. The normal-color film not only has thin, fine-grain emulsions, but differs from most color films in that the layer arrangement has been changed to provide improved optical qualities. The new false-color film, in addition to its finer grain, has improved spectral sensitivity, improved keeping stability, and has the yellow filter coated on the film.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1975
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0058, Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954320
Show Author Affiliations
James S. Moser, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)
Norman L. Fritz, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0058:
Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems
Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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