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For your needs, you don't need to go terribly overboard since you're looking for texture, not aesthetic image quality(unless i misunderstood you) Here i took a shot just for you, using an old t3i, tamron 16-300@300, plus 68mm of inexpensive extension tubes, and an on camera speedlight with a big bounce card. cropped to 10mp. the opal i measured with a ...


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Any modern camera will have more than enough pixels to meet your needs, especially if we’re just talking about web viewing. Take this image for example (my apologies on it being a screengrab from my phone. The OG is over the size limit and I’m unable to mess with it at this time): That was shot with a 5Dmk2 at 21 megapixels. For my use cases, I go with a ...


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It's all basically a trade-off between sensors size and image quality. Large sensor sizes give a better image but are harder to work with. If you want an 8mm bead to fill the frame, then on a DSLR you need a 3X magnification (full-frame) or 2x magnification (APS-C) because the sensor eight are respectively 24mm and 16mm. This is even worse for the 4mm beads:...


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Yes there is a contraption for such purposes. A Book Display Stand The come in many sizes and variations. They have little arms that can be positioned to hold open the pages. On some units you can adjust them for different sizes of books and it eliminate having to deal with problematic reflections created by glass or plastic.


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I wouldn't rule out putting a glass sheet on top, but don't just dump it on the book - using spacers under the glass so the pages only touch at one point (technically a line) and adjusting the glass height and possibly angle should allow pages to curve and get you most of the way towards the effect I think you're looking for. An alternative might be ...


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