Using digital camera as a scanner


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gneseew

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Has anyone try to scan using a digital camera ?? How is the quality like, is it acceptable ?

How to scan better using digital cam ?:dunno:
 

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Originally posted by gneseew
Has anyone try to scan using a digital camera ?? How is the quality like, is it acceptable ?

How to scan better using digital cam ?:dunno:
Use a Coolpix 9xx, 45xx, 5xxx with the Nikon ES-E28 Slide Copying Adaptor. As long as your slides are not overly contrast, it will produce good "scans".

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Snap and transfer 2 your com.... wouldn't it do the trick? :D
Theoretically, yes. But most cameras can't do close ups well, and you need to get very close to the film for this to work. A good lightbox is also necessary.

Here's a shot taken with a Coolpix 990, ES-E28 Slide Copying Adaptor and a Kaiser 5x7" lightbox:



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Maybe there's a slight confusion of my question ...sorry...
I'm actually asking about taking pictures of text / documents..as if the digital cam as a scanner.

Can it take the place of a scanner for scanning text/document ? what other techniques that could be used to improve the lighting
 

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Originally posted by gneseew
Maybe there's a slight confusion of my question ...sorry...
I'm actually asking about taking pictures of text / documents..as if the digital cam as a scanner.
ooooh that's tricky. technically it can be done, but usually not with very good results. i've read this somewhere before... you need to make sure the document is perfectly flat, no crinkles and is evenly lighted up (using a softbox or flash diffuser mabbe?). you can't really use a piece of glass to flatten the paper too cos it'll catch reflections off any light sources.
 

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Taking pictures of text/document

Using a film or digital camera to do the above task
requires proper lighting setup, a lens for close-up
work such as a Micro/Marco lens.

So when investing in photo equipment, do take
this into consideration else you will not be able
to do the job.

If you cannot afford to have studio lighting
equipment, use more powerful torch light
or florescent lighting and make the necessary
colour correction.

A piece of glass is essential to keep the document
flat and keep it free from dust. Just make sure that
it is very clean. Have a black board placed over
the lens to avoid the reflections from any light source.

A dc with abilities to do very close focusing is
more ideal for such task. It is better than trying
to add Close up filters (+4; +10 etc).

Try this: click here

Happy experimenting.

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