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comment What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
Great. Is there anywhere that lists the minimum aperture of a camera? I use my camera primarily for photographing documents for my research, and I generally use a smaller aperture to give a wider depth of field, so that more of the item is in focus (especially for books and other documents which are bent or curved, e.g. due to the spine of a book). It seems that most specs I find list the maximum aperture (which I asked about here, and I'm interested in, but I want to know the full aperture range).
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accepted What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
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comment What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
Got it. So one reason why the S95 has a maximum aperture range of f/2-f/4.9, vs the S110 with a range of f/2-f/5.9 is because the S110 has a longer telephoto?
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comment What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
Got it. So if the range for maximum aperture is F2.0-5.9, does that mean that I can only get a maximum of F5.9 in certain conditions? What kind of changing conditions would enable me to get F2.0 vs F5.9? E.g. is one for when I have the widest angle, and the other is when I am more zoomed in?
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asked What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
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comment Photographing microfiche readers: Bright light forces camera to darken image
I agree. It would be best to use specialized equipment but I don't have access to it, and also many of the research institutions don't allow personal scanners. Would you recommend using HDR?
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asked Photographing microfiche readers: Bright light forces camera to darken image
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comment Best camera settings for photographing text?
"I hope that your uses are appropriately respecting copyrights" - Yes, my work is with documents outside of copyright restraints (I am a historian, mostly studying late 19th century europe)
Feb
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comment Best camera settings for photographing text?
Can you suggest a good (and relatively inexpensive) tripod which would be useful, and allow me to flip the camera over so it's facing parallel to the pages I am photographing? I have looked at the Joby tripods and they look promising, but I've heard that they often shift when you hit the shutter.
Feb
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comment Best camera settings for photographing text?
That's a really good suggestion to shoot with max MPs, and then then downsample on the computer. I can imagine that sharpening + extra contrast will lead to much sharper text, easier to read.
Feb
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comment Best camera settings for photographing text?
"Can you elaborate on your workflow?" - I convert the JPGs to PDF and work with them on the computer, printing some of them off to mark them up.