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We currently have the following models of camera for use in digitization.
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We have the following models of camera for use in digitization. See [[Camera Lenses]] for more information about lenses and their optimal settings.
  
==Canon EOS 7D==
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==In Use==
  
* Locations
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===Canon EOS 5D, Mk III===
** room 215, on the old scanback workstation(Galvatron)
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** room 216, on the homemade workstation (Optimus Prime)
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* Lens Compatibility
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** 50mm lens is optimal
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** 100mm lens will not be very useful (unless you are shooting ''very'' small items)
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** 14mm wide angle lens is fine for the taller 216 workstation but should not be used on the smaller 215 workstation (due to lighting setup)
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==Canon EOS 5D, Mk III==
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* Location: in room 214, on the old captureback workstation (Snapdragon)
 
* Location: in room 214, on the old captureback workstation (Snapdragon)
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* Use For Items: small, medium, large, oversize, bound (book cradle)
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* Specs: 22 megapixel high-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor allows for very detailed captures
 
* Lens Compatibility
 
* Lens Compatibility
 
** 50mm lens is optimal
 
** 50mm lens is optimal
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* CAMERA NOT TURNING ON? If the power to the camera is unexpectedly cut (you unplug it, there is a power outage, etc.), when it reboots it will need some intervention. Otherwise, the camera will appear to not be working (i.e., the front readout will stay blank, like it's turned off). You will need to climb onto a stool and look down at the top of the camera so you can respond to the message it displays there. Then, the front readout should come on and the camera should operate as normal.
 
* CAMERA NOT TURNING ON? If the power to the camera is unexpectedly cut (you unplug it, there is a power outage, etc.), when it reboots it will need some intervention. Otherwise, the camera will appear to not be working (i.e., the front readout will stay blank, like it's turned off). You will need to climb onto a stool and look down at the top of the camera so you can respond to the message it displays there. Then, the front readout should come on and the camera should operate as normal.
  
==Canon EOS 5D, Mk I==
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===Canon EOS 6D===
  
* Location: room 215, on the reconfigured bookdrive workstation (Weirdwolf)
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* Location: room 215, on the new desktop workstation (Sixshot)
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* Specs: 20 megapixel CMOS sensor allows for detailed captures
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* Use For Items: small, medium, large
 
* Lens Compatibility
 
* Lens Compatibility
 
** 50mm lens is optimal
 
** 50mm lens is optimal
** 100mm lens will work well but only for smaller items (such as photographs)
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** 100mm lens is optimal
** 14mm wide angle lens should not be used (due to lighting setup)
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** 14mm wide angle lens should not be used (due to lighting and limited height)
* Software Compatibility: This model is not compatible with our current version of EOS Utility, so this workstation is not currently in use
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==Matching Lens to Camera==
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===Canon EOS 7D===
  
===Current (5D Mk I not in use)===
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* Specs: 18 megapixel CMOS sensor takes somewhat less detailed captures than the 5D Mk III or 6D
  
* 5D Mk III = 100mm
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====Small Station/Desk====
* 7D (215) = 50mm
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* 7D (216) = 50mm
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This is because we only have two 50mm lenses and the 5D Mk III is the only camera that is suitable for the 100mm. If the 14mm wide angle is needed for larger scans, it must go on the 7D in 216.
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* Location: room 215, on the old desktop workstation (Galvatron)
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* Use for Items: small, medium
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* Lens Compatibility:
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** 50mm lens is optimal
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** 100mm lens will not be very useful (except to shoot '''very''' small items)
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** 14mm wide angle lens should not be used (due to limited height)
  
===With 5D Mk I in use ===
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====Large Station/Table====
  
* 5D Mk I = 50mm
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* Location: room 216, on the old scanback workstation (Optimus Prime)
* 5D Mk III = 100mm
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* Use For Items: small, medium, large, oversize, bound (book cradle)
* 7D (215) = 50mm
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* Lens Compatibility
* 7D (216) = 14mm wide angle
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** 50mm lens is optimal
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** 100mm lens will not be very useful (except to shoot '''very''' small items)
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** 14mm wide angle lens is fine
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===Troubleshooting===
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====Out of focus corners====
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the EOS Utility Focusframe 
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[[Image:Focus_frame.PNG]]
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* EOS Utility has a focus frame which allows the center of focus to be shifted around across the image
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* Simply click and drag the focus frame to reposition it
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* If you are getting uneven sharpness around the periphery of your image, such as an out of focus bottom edge or corner
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** Try moving the focus frame, and then checking a test capture at 100 percent in adobe camera raw
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** Try aligning the item to the top edge of the liveview window (the edge away from where the blurriness is)
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** Make sure you have the f-stop set at its optimal focus setting for the lens you are using (for 50mm the optimal setting is f5.6)
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** Try running the focus process a few times in a row to let it "hone-in"
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==Not in Use==
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===Canon EOS 5D, Mk I===
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* Former Location: room 215, on the reconfigured bookdrive workstation (then named Weirdwolf)
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* Lens Compatibility
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** 50mm lens is optimal
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** 100mm lens will not be very useful (except to shoot '''very''' small items)
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** 14mm wide angle lens should not be used (due to lighting)
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* SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES: This model is not compatible with our current version of EOS Utility, so this workstation is not currently in use

Latest revision as of 09:27, 25 April 2014

We have the following models of camera for use in digitization. See Camera Lenses for more information about lenses and their optimal settings.

Contents

[edit] In Use

[edit] Canon EOS 5D, Mk III

  • Location: in room 214, on the old captureback workstation (Snapdragon)
  • Use For Items: small, medium, large, oversize, bound (book cradle)
  • Specs: 22 megapixel high-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor allows for very detailed captures
  • Lens Compatibility
    • 50mm lens is optimal
    • 100mm lens is optimal
    • 14mm wide angle lens is fine
  • CAMERA NOT TURNING ON? If the power to the camera is unexpectedly cut (you unplug it, there is a power outage, etc.), when it reboots it will need some intervention. Otherwise, the camera will appear to not be working (i.e., the front readout will stay blank, like it's turned off). You will need to climb onto a stool and look down at the top of the camera so you can respond to the message it displays there. Then, the front readout should come on and the camera should operate as normal.

[edit] Canon EOS 6D

  • Location: room 215, on the new desktop workstation (Sixshot)
  • Specs: 20 megapixel CMOS sensor allows for detailed captures
  • Use For Items: small, medium, large
  • Lens Compatibility
    • 50mm lens is optimal
    • 100mm lens is optimal
    • 14mm wide angle lens should not be used (due to lighting and limited height)

[edit] Canon EOS 7D

  • Specs: 18 megapixel CMOS sensor takes somewhat less detailed captures than the 5D Mk III or 6D

[edit] Small Station/Desk

  • Location: room 215, on the old desktop workstation (Galvatron)
  • Use for Items: small, medium
  • Lens Compatibility:
    • 50mm lens is optimal
    • 100mm lens will not be very useful (except to shoot very small items)
    • 14mm wide angle lens should not be used (due to limited height)

[edit] Large Station/Table

  • Location: room 216, on the old scanback workstation (Optimus Prime)
  • Use For Items: small, medium, large, oversize, bound (book cradle)
  • Lens Compatibility
    • 50mm lens is optimal
    • 100mm lens will not be very useful (except to shoot very small items)
    • 14mm wide angle lens is fine

[edit] Troubleshooting

[edit] Out of focus corners

the EOS Utility Focusframe Focus frame.PNG

  • EOS Utility has a focus frame which allows the center of focus to be shifted around across the image
  • Simply click and drag the focus frame to reposition it
  • If you are getting uneven sharpness around the periphery of your image, such as an out of focus bottom edge or corner
    • Try moving the focus frame, and then checking a test capture at 100 percent in adobe camera raw
    • Try aligning the item to the top edge of the liveview window (the edge away from where the blurriness is)
    • Make sure you have the f-stop set at its optimal focus setting for the lens you are using (for 50mm the optimal setting is f5.6)
    • Try running the focus process a few times in a row to let it "hone-in"

[edit] Not in Use

[edit] Canon EOS 5D, Mk I

  • Former Location: room 215, on the reconfigured bookdrive workstation (then named Weirdwolf)
  • Lens Compatibility
    • 50mm lens is optimal
    • 100mm lens will not be very useful (except to shoot very small items)
    • 14mm wide angle lens should not be used (due to lighting)
  • SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES: This model is not compatible with our current version of EOS Utility, so this workstation is not currently in use
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