science project- need equipment to take shots of subject from the exact same angles every week

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: science project- need equipment to take shots of subject from the exact same angles every week
In reply to stm08007, Jan 16, 2013

The best solution would be to use two cameras in a fixed mount with two arms.  If you need very fine precision, a swing-arm mount would not give you the necessary precision over time.  And custom-fabricating one with the required repeatability would be far more expensive than buying a second camera.  Fixed position armatures can be built a lot more quickly and inexpensively.

If you are using point and shoots for this project (and why not?) the direction to go is clear.  If you're using an SLR, you're stuck either way.  Another camera would be very expensive, suitable mounts less so but still not trivial.

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