Re: OT: camera for small work
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 08:59:03 +0100
John Stumbles <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > Ideas?
> Magnifying glass on a stand?
> The depth of field with a camera is likely to be so shallow it'd be
> useless for 3D work.
not sure about macro work, but consumer digital cameras have a rediculous depth
of field due to the tiny ccd. Thats one of their big issues in proper portrait
anyway, not sure if there is a linux driver or anything more then an api but I
know that the canon a740 (not very cheep but a very nice camera if you also
want to use it later) has the possibility of working as a webcam. I don't
think that earlier ones have the interface. I can try to ask what interface
exists (have seen it done on windows)
At least the older nikons don't have that ability either.
As said before though, what about a good magnifying glass, or is this an excuse
to also spring for a digi cam