Photographing A2 Drawings

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  1. Veronica_Castillo

    Veronica_Castillo TPF Noob!

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    Hello all,

    I don't have a camera, but I'm looking to buy one. That's why I'm here. To ask what camera would solve this problem I have.

    I need to scan serveral A2 Format Drawings into my PC, but it's a tedious task doing this. I need to cut the drawings into four parts and scan them one by one and reconstruct them in Photoshop...

    Buying a A2 Big format scanner is not an option. Because it costs more than 5000 $. Which is rather expensive for my taste.

    So I came with the idea of photographing the A2 Drawing. But before buying a cam, I want to know which one will give me a good quality. It need not to be perfect but as good as it can get.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Veronica.
     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It really depends on what level of quality you need from the final images, but assuming that they're line-drawings any >8Mp P&S will do the job.
     
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    choudhrysaab TPF Noob!

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    like tirediron said ... any P&S should be able to the job.
     
  4. Annamas

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    You may suffer some degredation when shooting. You're also going to want to control the light suffeciantly. If you want an exact representation of your drawings, I would either spend the 5k (which I will admit is very expensive), or cut and reassemble.
     
  5. UUilliam

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    My Pentax optio e-3 done a good job of this sorta thing
    Just make sure your in a well lit room
     

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