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From: "Bill Johnson" <>
Subject: Re: Re: [TMG] OT- 'mobile scanning'
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 23:12:40 -0500
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Healy"
> > That sounds useful, I will keep a look out for one like it. Any idea on
> > make?
> No, but it is quite old. All the current models seem to have the braces
> the legs that increase stability but prevent using a camera hung between
> tripod legs.
Most of the tripods from Bogen/Manfrotto do not have those braces, and if
they have a center column it is usually reversible. Their tripods with
braces are for heavier cameras (about 18-44 lbs.) and professional video
cameras. Many cheap tripods have those braces because they are too flimsy
I use a homemade copy stand made from two pieces of 1/2" plywood that bolt
together. It works very well with a compact digicam (mine is a Canon G1).
The two pieces are small enough that they fit into my laptop case. The base
is 10" x 12", and the upright is about 14" high and shaped to put the camera
over the center of the base. It can be used for books or flat sheets. Most
purchase copy stands have a large base and a vertical upright, usually a
piece of tubing with a camera bracket attached, and they are far from
Using the flash is almost guaranteed to give poor results, especially if the
subject is glossy.
Other listers have given good suggestions for lighting.