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Old February 23rd, 2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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close up/telephoto lens for XH-A1?

I am trying to find a lens attachment that will allow me to focus closer with the lens on the XH-A1. I am working on a history project that includes lots of small photographs. I know the wide angle attachements are common, but can't seem to find a close focusing lens.

Any suggestions or ideas?

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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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I don't know if this is a possibility for you but why not just use a still camera with the lens you need? The resolution should be good enough to pan and move around the pic in post using the Ken Burns method.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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Your best bet quality-wise would be to scan the photos, then perform any movements in post. It will take a bit longer than recording with the video camera, but the increased quality is well worth it.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 10:07 AM   #5
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Old February 28th, 2009, 07:44 AM   #6
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Be aware that scanning pictures at high resolution can introduce some interesting image effects/artifacts, especially if it is printed material that has a regular dot pattern.
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