Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 2, 2002, 12:57 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
normc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 394
Default Digital Copy Cameras

Can anyone suggest a digital camera that is especially suited for copy work such as drawings and paintings?
normc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 2, 2002, 1:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
steve6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,050
Default

I recently did something similar with my Oly 3020 and got good results, however more zoom would have helped so look at the 730. Consider minimum focus range as in issue for small objects. The objects I photographed were about 8x5 inch and I only just had enough zoom to fill the LCD and capture all the detail.

By the way, I found the macro setting useless due to barrel distortion (photo looked warped) and blurry corners.
steve6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 2, 2002, 2:49 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Wilson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 22
Default

Norm, FWIW, I use the Nikon 4500 as a scanner. It's excellent to record written or printed material.
It really is good for any type of macro work or digiscoping.
Wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 2, 2002, 2:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
BillDrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Hay River Township, WI
Posts: 2,512
Default

One of the lower end Better Light cameras backs such as the one shown at http://www.betterlight.com/pages/prod_4000.html are likely to do the job for you. 19 MPixels for only US$12,000 plus the cost of the camera and lens. If you need more than that, they do have a model that produces an 85MP image for US$25,000.

How good do you need the image:-?

If you will be satisfied with the output of "normal" digicams, one issue to look for beyond picture quality is a remote shutter release. Watch out for the infrared wireless remotes, some of them will only work from directly in front of the camera. Nice for group shots when the photographer is part of the group, but not so nice for other uses.
BillDrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 3, 2002, 6:53 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
normc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 394
Default Copy Work?

Hey $25.000 is a lotof $$$$ and a big jump from my 995. I'll look into the Nikon 4500 tho.

I have been thinking also about the Leica line. Would the larger CCD's be an advantage. I'm retired and do not sell any art work but I do like to give away pastels and just keep a print or two.
normc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 3, 2002, 9:21 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
gibsonpd3620's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,585
Default

I used my C4040 for a similar project. I was photoing old family pics inti family history book
gibsonpd3620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:49 AM.