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Posted 06/30/2022   11:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Gizzmo4222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



Looking for a camera similar to this to take actual size up to 5x stamp photos.Mine is on its last leg. This is a clipper that I bought on eBay about 10 years ago. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks Mike
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Posted 06/30/2022   11:32 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Personally, I would recommend a flatbed scanner. A decent Epson scanner will run less than $200.00.
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Posted 06/30/2022   11:35 am  Show Profile Check jamesg's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just buy a scanner. Even the least expensive will take better pictures. A better one like (Epson V600 photo which I have) will cost you, but several others are available sub $100 last time I looked (who know what inflation has taken place.)
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Posted 06/30/2022   11:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I fully agree with the above. A scanner takes far better pictures,


Peter
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Posted 06/30/2022   5:05 pm  Show Profile Check ericjackson's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ericjackson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely. A scanner is the only way to go.
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Posted 06/30/2022   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
By all means, go with a scanner.
The image produced by a scanner is much easier to judge for centering & such than that produced via a camera. Photos are usually taken at an angle, however slight that angle might be, making stamp dimensions more difficult to accurately discern.
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Posted 06/30/2022   7:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Currently using Epson "Perfection" V370 photo
Council sale, paid $10

Last Epson I had (10 years) possibly 40,000 passes >
then developed a Moire problem.

Can isolate up to 40 stamps on the platen
using the carousel, you can scan each stamp individually
whilst you make a cuppa.

If you decide to go second hand, make sure you get the DVD installation disk/s

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Edited by rod222 - 06/30/2022 7:39 pm
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Posted 06/30/2022   8:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bed scanner as part of my printer works well for me on larger formats.
I like my USB microscope for individual stamps as I can zoom in.

As stated before, not technical, but these two work for me.
Pat
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