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question about what camera to buy for this

andreii 5 1
3 Oct 2012 1:54PM
i want to appeal to those, who have knowledge on digital camera technology. i am a printmaker artist; in my field there is a medium in which you draw on a paper, then photograph it from a stand, print it on a special printer, transfer the image to a plate and print it manually from the plate to paper. for this i need a good digital camera, so pictures to be very detailed and to contain no "noise". i have been told that for this i should not look in megapixels - it does not matter how much they are; but in something else - the man was not knowlidgable enough to say what exactly. so any ideas what should i look in when i am choosing a camera? thank you very much.

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GarethRobinson 11 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 2:14PM
any slr and put a 50mm macro lens on it, also 2 continuous lights in softboxes either side to get even lighting. Shoot from tripod level and parallel. Thats how I done it when the material needing reproduced was not suitable for scanning.
Paul_Anthony 6 442 4 Wales
3 Oct 2012 2:18PM
Depending on the size of the output (in this case a plate) an entry level DSLR will be OK. Get a good quality prime lens though, it'll be sharp and make the most out any number of pixels the sensor has. An entry level DSLR will give you enough user control to alter White Balance and Aperture to give you the best results. Most lenses sweet spot is at around f8.

I'm sure you know this bit but use a bright evenly lit space with enough room to lay the work completely flat and to get the camera square on to the work.
Paul_Anthony 6 442 4 Wales
3 Oct 2012 2:18PM
I type to slow Tongue
andreii 5 1
3 Oct 2012 7:20PM
thank you for comments, but i am not sure that you understood that i am talking about compact digital camera, not something professional - i dont know what DSLR or SLR means. also how can i recognize that certain camera has this prime quality lens - how is it usually described in the product's features? thank you again.

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