Photographing book text - and Nikon's answer

Started Jun 6, 2011 | Discussions thread
Der Steppenwolf
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Re: Photographing book text - and Nikon's answer
In reply to seekr, Jun 9, 2011

seekr wrote:

I recently had to copy many pages from an old printed book using my D90.

The camera was handheld, under office fluorescent lighting, and I used the built-in flash, with the 18-55 kit lens with a protective skylight filter.

As many said before stop down to F8 or something around that, increase contrast and WHY would you have "skylight" on your lens for this work ? As I can see you were inside so no sky there !

Any bit of glass in front of the lens WILL degrade quality regardless. Use these filters just when necessary.

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