Specialty Format Cameras (dSLR) Setup

dSLR set up


  • Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
  • Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens
  • Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Cameras
  • Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact-Macro Lens
  • Kaiser 60″ Geared Column
  • Kaiser Grid Baseboard (23” x 31.5″)
  • Kaiser RB 5070 DX LED Light Set
  • Kaiser Book Copy Easel (16 x 17″)


Features: Digital Services currently uses two different DSLR cameras when capturing specialty format items, the Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Camera with a Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact-Macro lens and the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera with a Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens. The camera chosen to use during capture depends on the size of item. The Nikon D810 is generally used during specialty format scanning and the Canon EOS 5DS is used for the capture of medium to large format items. The DSLR cameras are mounted to the Kaiser 60″ Geared Column which is attached to the Kaiser Grid Baseboard. Items to be captured are typically placed on the baseboard and lit with the Kaiser RB 5070 DX LED Light Set. On occasion the Kaiser Book Copy Easel with glass platen is used to capture items such as books, photograph, and other mediums that will otherwise not lay flat. 

How we use it:  Digitization of specialty format items such as coins, pins, medallions, books, photographs, negatives, glass slides, scrapbooks, and newspapers

Example Projects: 

DISCLAIMER: This equipment is used by the Digital Services department at the University of Florida Libraries. Inclusion on this list should not be taken as an endorsement of any manufacturer’s product. Those using this list as a guide for their own purchases should be cautioned that equipment suited to the department’s specific needs, source documents, or fitness-for-purpose determinations may not be suited to another institution’s needs, the source documents they intend to image, or meet other fitness-for-purpose requirements.