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From: "Ken Healy" <>
Subject: Re: Re: [TMG] OT- 'mobile scanning'
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 06:43:56 -0500
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A tripod is always good for preventing camera shake, but, I agree, I have
also had good results hand held. My camera tripod is not useful for this
purpose because it is impossible to turn the head so that it falls between
the legs of the tripod. Also most tripods today have supports for the legs
that get in the way of the picture. A friend has one on which you can remove
the central shaft and insert it upside down so that the camera hangs down
between the legs of the tripod. I have had good results with that, but I
hate to keep borrowing his tripod!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Haas" <>
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] OT- 'mobile scanning'
> Saturday, December 4, 2004, 7:56:21 PM, Linda Hayball wrote:
> LH> Teresa,
> LH> The problem is often that the cousins would not let me take the photos
> LH> out of the house. I need something I could use in situ.
> LH> The T5 looks great and although quite expensive, it is easier to carry
> LH> a laptop. Quite often I travel around by train or coach, so the less I
> LH> to carry the better.
> LH> By the way, I love your byline!
> LH> Linda
> LH> Poole, Dorset
> You could use a digital camera to take a picture of the document. If
> you use a 5 MP camera and frame an 8.5x11 inch (22x28 cm) document so
> that it almost fills the picture, that's roughly equivalent to
> scanning it at 200 DPI. A tripod would be helpful, but I've gotten
> good results without one.
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