> > The buzz on the street is that dedicated scanners are going away now
> > that we have 24 and 36 MP DSLRs. Most of the people doing document
> > imaging are using DSLRs or mirrorless digital cameras these days, it
> > seems.
I hope people start using tripods on the cameras, we used to use "copy
stands" in the 35mm days.
I ran into this situation twice recently in research.
I have an old high school band record album from 1966, its a personal
favorite of mine from my high school. I recently ask the school library for
a copy of the yearbook pages dealing with the band and they sent fuzzy
camera shots because, "We don't have scanners anymore" according to a
library staff member. I don't know if that means just the library or the
The second situation is because I volunteered to read old time radio
scripts from the 30s for which there are no recordings existing and
summarize the characters and plot. The person (a noted author) photographed
the scripts at an archive with a camera. I suspect that was what was
allowed, a digital camera.
I do use a digital camera for photographing album covers, and large
posters, etc but I admit that I take pictures outside on cloudy days. No
artificial light or refection issues that way.