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Subject: Equipment for photodocumentation

Equipment for photodocumentation

From: Melina Avery <melinaavery<-at->
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
>Our Preservation Lab is in the process of upgrading the cameras and
>lighting equipment that we use to document our book treatments. We
>are hoping to get advice on the best camera and lighting equipment
>to purchase as well as recommendations from others on equipment that
>they use and like or equipment that they use and don't like and why.

We recently purchased a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, which we use attached
to a copy stand and tethered (via a very long USB cord) to a
computer in the photo studio for easy remote shooting using the
Canon EOS Utility software that came with the camera.  That system
is working really well so far.  We have several lenses for the
camera, but usually use a 24-70 mm zoom lens.  We have four LED
light panels for studio lighting.  My primary advice would be to get
a setup that enables remote shooting from a copystand--it makes life
so much easier.

Melina Avery
Preservation Department
The University of Chicago Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:15
               Distributed: Saturday, September 28, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 25 September, 2013

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