Photographing gels

Gordon Betts betts at
Wed Jul 26 13:10:33 EST 1995

I am having difficulty photographing my agarose gels.  The photos
don't look good and you can't see the DNA nearly as well as you
can on the transilluminator.  I am using an Ultra-Lum(R) transillum.
 and photographing with a Polaroid (R) DS34 camera, yellow #8 filter,
1/4 sec, f22 with a 20 second developing time.

Any tips on getting decent photos, preferably publication quality?

Gordon Betts
betts at
East Texas State University

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