In some circumstances you want to capture a photograph of the core as soon as it is removed from the drill rod so you can preserve its features intact. One of our customer built the following setup to photograph the 5 ft / 1.5 m splits from the drill rods next to the rig. The challenge was not only the powerful winds at the site but also the changes in sunlight during the day. For the setup we choose a Canon 5DSR 50 mega pixel camera and a strobe light flash kit with a light box. We setup the camera within a portable car park canopy.
I was really impressed by the camera. Although we did not opt for a super expensive lens we still got good results. The core below is not from the site.
Here is a close up of the piece sitting on the lower right hand side
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