Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by bgalbrecht1
25 Mar 2015, 19:29
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning
Replies: 20
Views: 20050

Re: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning

I don't think the D3300 is a mirrorless camera. I was hoping for some discussion of mirrorless cameras in the $300-$500 range, which I think is near the bottom of the mirrorless new camera price range. The books I will be scanning are mostly paperback or 6x98x10 inch hardcovers, and I am also wonder...
by bgalbrecht1
25 Mar 2015, 01:54
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning
Replies: 20
Views: 20050

Re: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning

Another mirrorless camera I'm looking into is the Sony Alpha A3000, which also appears to be supported by gphoto2. It's also about $350 locally. Has anyone tried it?
by bgalbrecht1
24 Mar 2015, 14:27
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 45906

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

I have a 10 year old Opticbook 3600. The cathode lamp has been problematic, and I've had to open it up to get the lamp working again a couple times. I also had to send it back once because a pixel failed so there was a red line across the entire scan.
by bgalbrecht1
24 Mar 2015, 14:22
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning
Replies: 20
Views: 20050

Re: Mirrorless DSLR for bookscanning

The Nikon 1 J4 has been discontinued, but I found a couple new locally for $350 each. Is anyone using either the J3 or J4 for scanning now? Are you using jpg or raw for your images? When I was scanning with my Opticbook 3600, I normally scanned with png images because they are lossless.