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First post, by mpe

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Bought this ISA card.

Was advertised as PS/2 ISA adaptor. Obviously the connector is not a mini-DIN PS/2.

My second guess was that this is a bus mouse interface InPort card. However, that one use still a different connector (non-round pins).

Any idea what I got?

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Reply 3 of 8, by Errius

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Oh I had one of those. (Actually a Scanman 2000). I got it because I wanted to scan books, which is difficult to do on a flatbed scanner because of the curvature of the pages. I was hoping a handheld scanner would be better, but it wasn't.

What do people use for scanning books?

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Reply 5 of 8, by adalbert

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Errius wrote on 2020-10-18, 11:22:

What do people use for scanning books?

I saw a professional setup used for archiving very old books and it was something like this:

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The one I saw had a regular DSLR camera mounted on top. It also had glass panels to make the pages flat.

Using regular camera mounted on tripod and even lighting also gives good results.

Reply 6 of 8, by Errius

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OK, that looks impressive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTkRMYlkDfQ

I don't want to see the price though

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Reply 7 of 8, by debs3759

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Errius wrote on 2020-10-18, 11:22:

What do people use for scanning books?

I haven't scanned any books, but the Canon CanoScan 5600F can scan things that aren't flat. I'll be using one to scan graphics cards until I get the head extender for my camera tripod.

Reply 8 of 8, by Errius

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Thanks for the tip. This looks interesting: http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artjan13/ … anner-type.html

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