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davidw

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Best Camera Choices for a rig - budget cameras?
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:44:28 PM »
Hi,

I'm currently considering a rig similar to ones i've seen for up to 8 cameras. I realise that DSLR or mirror framed cameras are the best choice but i'm on a budget for the whole rig and wanted some options.

The DSLR's i've looked at so far is the Nikon D1100 and the new NIkon D3400.

Does anyone have some suggestions?

Thx

ikercito

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Re: Best Camera Choices for a rig - budget cameras?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 12:42:26 AM »
I guess you mean Canon 1100D and Nikon D3400...? In that case Nikon has a great advantage in megapixels (24mp vs 12mp).  My belief is that any camera above 12 or 14mp can do a very fine job (the more, the better, obviously). Most people here will suggest buying better prime lenses for the task, but being on a tight budget I think you can manage to get good results with the kit lens. Other factors you should consider before you invest in one system or the other are, having your cameras AC powered instead of using batteries, being able to shoot in sync and download images remotely, and light... The more light equals less noise, so better results. 8 cameras can get you pretty far in head scanning, but forget about doing full body scanning for now.  Good luck!

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Re: Best Camera Choices for a rig - budget cameras?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 01:20:08 PM »
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Re: Best Camera Choices for a rig - budget cameras?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 01:21:01 PM »
I'm going to be using one of these
    Canon eos-m6 mirrorless, 24MPixels, APS-C
    Canon eos-m50, mirrorless, 24MPixels, APS-C

Probably with the CANON EF-M 22MM F/2 STM LENS.

Test with a single camera here with a mannequin
    https://skfb.ly/6HLSW
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Re: Best Camera Choices for a rig - budget cameras?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 10:44:22 AM »
I recently did this
     http://paulbourke.net/reconstruction/humanscan2/
Used Canon EOS 1500D, 24MPIxels, working great.
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Re: Best Camera Choices for a rig - budget cameras?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 06:56:57 PM »
I recently did this
     http://paulbourke.net/reconstruction/humanscan2/
Used Canon EOS 1500D, 24MPIxels, working great.

very a good result with respect to textures. However the shape still comes out more crisp, when done with 96 Raspberries.

Certainly the advantage of not needing projection and double shooting is immense, but you might want to grow a little more the number of points of view in order to capture finer details.