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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stm08007 OP New Member • Posts: 3
Re: science project- need equipment to take shots of subject from the exact same angles every week

mosswings wrote:

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.

we're using cheap digital cameras (i dont know what a "point and shoot" is but im assuming thats what this would be?)... if we were to use a fixed mount with two arms, what would be wrong with attaching the camera to one arm, taking the picture, and then switching it to the other arm?

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