Setting camera parallel to subject

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Tom Ferguson Senior Member • Posts: 2,317
Setting camera parallel to subject

I have a couple repeat customers where I shoot big flat products and need to keep them perfectly "square" (no keystoning). Think art copy work, except BIG. Far too big for my copy stand. I can get close to parallel... but I always have to tweak it in Photoshop transform.

I've been experimenting with two mirrors, one attached to the camera lens (plastic mirror attached to filter ring with a one inch "aperture" drilled out to the center) and the second mirror dangled at the center of the product. It is an improvement, but still not "perfect".

Is there a commercial or better  DIY solution out there?

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