Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mirror or Lens?

Looks like a mirror but it's actually a lens. The kind used in cameras...for this particular lens, it is Infrared Camera (IR). It's made of silicon polished to a curve.
I had one scrapped from production and found a good use for it. It is now displayed on the wall of my cubicle facing me. It is so shiny that it looks like a mirror and the curve has allowed it to reflect a big area. Now I can see who's sneaking up behind me when I'm working on my lap top.
It's a lens but I am now using it as a mirror. Pretty sad for the lens fate. It could have gone airborne. Anyway...better than being in the garbage, eh?!


the donG said...

akala ko nga mirror.

EM said...

Hi the Dong!

Got ya!hehe...for anyone not familiar with optics, it would always be a mirror. Anyway, it could be both. But this one is specially made to be a lens.

thanks for your comment!

Anonymous said...

If that is a lens, then how big is the camera? The lens looks big to me. The photo puzzles me. Did someone took a shot of the lens while you were in front of your laptop?

EM said...

Hi Juleste!

The lens is about 6 to 7 mm in diameter. I know it looks big but it's because i'm zooming on it. Did you notice that i'm holding a camera? i'm the one who took the picture.

maybe i'll take another picture of the lens in a zoom out to be able to visualize its size relative to the things beside it.

have a good day!

Anonymous said...

I have looked at the photo several times before but its only now that I notice that you're holding a camera. My eyes tricked me again! If you didn't tell me, I wouldn't know.