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Old Aug 21, 2008, 9:42 PM   #1
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Greetings,

I will be involved in a project that requires me to gather a lot of newspaper frontpages ( about 6.000 of them) from various microfilm reels. After thinking about it for a while I decided that the best option would be to take pictures from the microfilm reader screen. Basically I will position a tripod in front of the reader and take pictures of the pages that I need.

To do this efficiently I have to use a camera that can shoot sharp pictures without using a flash. A shutter release cable is a MUST. Optimally the camera will have a swiveling screen.

Does anybody have experience with shooting microfilm from readers, or suggestions otherwise? Are there consumer level cameras (i.e not DSLR) which allow the use of a shutter release cable or perhaps a very responsive remote?

Thanks in advance
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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The deal breaker in your specifications is the need for a cable release. Would you accept an electronic remote control release instead? It would work in the very same way as a cable release. If you would, please check out the Sony H-50, I believe that it comes with an electronic remote right in the box.

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Old Aug 22, 2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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Dear Sarah,

this is the closes thing to what I was looking for. Thanks
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I am indeed glad that I could help out.

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