Repro stands for copying.

Most repro stands are for home or hobby: Manfrotto Bogen repro stands would be a good example of entry-level, as would Kaiser Repro Kid copy stand. The Bogen Manfrotto mini and maxi repro stand are good for their target market. But for a professional photo studio you need a different size and structure of copy stand and professional lighting.

Since Linhof has an informal relationship with Anagramm, it is not surprising that Linhof makes repro stands (repro stand and copy stand mean about the same thing, but repro stand is the more high-end system for a professional digital photo studio).

Serious repro stands for professional digitization at libraries, archives, museums

Dozens of brands of copy stands are available, from tti and a dozen other companies. FLAAR comments on these copy stands also on our older web site, Cameras-scanners-flaar.org. But our newer reviews are on the present digital-photography web site.

Medium format compared with large format compared with 35mm digital SLR

Anagramm Repro

Anagramm production 2 large format digital camera scanning back at Photokina 2008.

FLAAR works at comparing and contrasting large format digital scanning and digital photography copy stand systems (Cruse and BetterLight are the two best known in the US; Cruse and Anagramm would be the best known in Europe).

We then work to understand the pros and cons of medium format cameras on copy stands, to compare their benefits and downsides with respect to large format scanning digitization systems.

The next step is to understand whether 35mm digital cameras are an acceptable solution to a professional photographer or a serious giclee studio. FLAAR has Nikon and Canon digital cameras so has experience, as well as decades of prior experience with Leica in it’s former heyday of 35mm slide and negative photography.

We have not initiated any study of the Anagramm with Linhof copy stand because we do not have either available, plus I have never seen either in use in the US (where 90% of the serious professionals use either Better Light or Cruse; 10% use medium format).

Linhof copy stand: Master Digi Repro System

Linhof Copy Stand, linhof reprographic stand
Linhof reprographic stand at Photokina '04.

The prime asset of the Cruse is its implementation into a solid copy stand repro system. It is all one unit, so nothing can be out of synch or unparallel.

The primary disadvantage of any 35mm camera for attempting to digitize a painting in a professional manner is lack of parallelism. Yes, a Zig-Align system can help (indeed Zig-Align is essential), but Cruse has all this built in.

But like everything else in life, each option has assets and downsides. The advantage of a tri-linear scanning back (BetterLight or Anagramm are the only major brands still available, since Kigamo has sort of disappeared and currently Phase One makes only medium format one-shot camera backs) is that a tri-linear scanning back (and all medium format backs) are totally portable.

Yes, there is a portable Cruse model, but if you fly all over the world as FLAAR has to do, a portable solution is a useful option (Cruse for studio, an additional solution for when I need to photograph in Europe or Guatemala).

Anagramm is available primarily in Europe

FLAAR has had an office in Europe for many years: Switzerland, Austria, and Europe. But presently our primary offices are in Guatemala and the US. But we intend to open an office in Europe during 2009, and at that point will consider evaluating the Anagramm (since it is not widely available in North America).

Large format digital backs need to be in a solid camera, not a floppy one

FLAAR has had an office in Europe for many years: Switzerland, Austria, and Europe. But presently our primary offices are in Guatemala and the US. But we intend to open an office in Europe during 2009, and at that point will consider evaluating the Anagramm (since it is not widely available in North America.

Anagramm digital

Anagramm tri-linear scanning back for large format digital cameras.

Large format digital backs need to be in a solid camera, not a floppy one

Large format (4x5) with only one side-frame are traditional for studio cameras (I have several) but these are not rigid enough to be an acceptable standard for holding a tri-linear scanning back. Thus it was nice to see Linhof coming out with a better system to hold the Anagramm back, namely the Linhof Techno. As soon as it is possible to have access to either I can comment further. I saw the Linhof Techno and Anagramm at Photokina 2008.

Currently all our studies are based on sponsored research programs. So we currently test the BetterLight and separately the Cruse and also the Phase One P25+.

 

Most recently updated December 1, 2008.
First posted October 8, 2008 after Photokina 2008.

 

Creating HDR with Photoshop HDR in photoshop CS3 Creating HDR with Photomatix and photoshop
You can order these reports from FLAAR Free Download

 

 

Free Reports (Inquiry Form)

HP Z3100
FLAAR reports
HP Z3100
FLAAR reports
Parrot Site Visit 2009
FLAAR reports
Epson Stylus Pro 7900
FLAAR reports
HP Z2100
FLAAR reports
ArtExpo 2008
FLAAR reports
HP Z3100ps GP
FLAAR reports
Giclee Paintings at ArtExpo 2008
FLAAR reports
Architecture Photography
FLAAR reports
Be Successful & Profitable producing Giclee Art Prints
FLAAR reports
Innovative Large Format Scanning
FLAAR reports
Exnibit of Giclee Prints of Guatemala
FLAAR reports
Sunshades for your CAMERA LCD
FLAAR reports
HP Z3100
FLAAR reports
4x5 cameras to hold your Large format Scan Backs
FLAAR reports
FLAAR medium format digital camera initiative
FLAAR reports
Conferences and Seminars for digital imaging
FLAAR reports
Conferences and Seminars for digital imaging
FLAAR reports

Additional links of our FLAAR sites

Rigid Printable Materials
Printing on Glass
Sandwich board for recyclable furniture!
Metallic Effects


Free Download Reports

Ceiba pentandra 3D DJI Phantom 2 review scanning Drone FLAAR Reports
Ceiba pentandra 3D DJI Phantom 2 review scanning Drone FLAAR Reports
3D scanning moving objects 2015 Flaar Reports
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Sketchbook pro software aplicacion dibujo pintura evaluacion AutoDesk FLAAR Reports
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Tabletas gráficas Wacom evaluación Como usar FLAAR Reports
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Digital Photography News, Digital Camera Equipment at Photokina 2012
Why is really a tall tripod needed? Examples from botany and zoology
Why is really a tall tripod needed? Examples from botany and zoology
Ants carrying red flowers at Copan Ruinas, Honduras
Canon PowerShot G1X Review by FLAAR Reports
Ants carrying lavender flowers at Copan Ruinas, Honduras. Leaf Cutting Ants mentioned in the Popol Vuh
Canon PowerShot G1X Review by FLAAR Reports
Canon PowerShot G1X Review by FLAAR Reports
Canon PowerShot G1X Review by FLAAR Reports
Scanners and cameras, Digital Imaging Capture at drupa 2012
Scanners and cameras, Digital Imaging Capture at drupa 2012
Suggestions for photographing landscapes: For nature photographer, landscape photographers, botanist
Suggestions for photographing landscapes: For nature photographer, landscape photographers, botanist
digital camera reviews photography Pdn PHOTOPLUS expo New York 2011 prepare for exhibitor list pdn PHOTOPLUS expo 2012
digital camera reviews photography Pdn PHOTOPLUS expo New York 2011 prepare for exhibitor list pdn PHOTOPLUS expo 2012
Book Review: Closeup Shooting, a guide to closeup, tabletop and Macro Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher
Book Review: Closeup Shooting, a guide to closeup, tabletop and Macro Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher
Interior Industrial Photography With ultra-wide angle lenses. Capturing wide-angle Images not possible with other lenses Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Interior Industrial Photography With ultra-wide angle lenses. Capturing wide-angle Images not possible with other lenses Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Interior Architectural Photography with Canon 14mm Prime Lens 114º angle of view
Interior Architectural Photography with Canon 14mm Prime Lens 114º angle of view
Sigma 150-500mm zoom compared with Canon 100-400mm zoom. Canon EF 100-400mm tele-zoom f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, Canon digital camera lens review
Sigma 150-500mm zoom compared with Canon 100-400mm zoom. Canon EF 100-400mm tele-zoom f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, Canon digital camera lens review
Camera Review: Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Camera Review: Canon EOS Rebel T2i
digital camera reviews photography Pdn PHOTOPLUS expo New York 2011 prepare for exhibitor list pdn PHOTOPLUS expo 2012
digital camera reviews photography Pdn PHOTOPLUS expo New York 2011 prepare for exhibitor list pdn PHOTOPLUS expo 2012
digital camera reviews photography Pdn PHOTOPLUS expo New York 2011 prepare for exhibitor list pdn PHOTOPLUS expo 2012
digital camera reviews photography Pdn PHOTOPLUS expo New York 2011 prepare for exhibitor list pdn PHOTOPLUS expo 2012
Camera review Nikon D90
Camera review Nikon D90
Gigapan compared with Novoflex pano head
Underwater Cameras Housings photokina 2010
Gigapan compared with Novoflex pano head part II
Underwater Cameras Housings photokina 2010
Wideangleef14mm-f-2-8lusmlenszoomfisheyetelephotocanonnikondslrcamerasgigapannaturebotanicalplantsfl
Underwater Cameras Housings photokina 2010
Underwater Cameras Housings photokina 2010
Underwater Cameras Housings photokina 2010
Photographing birds nature photography Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III digital camera evaluation reviews tests results price comparison
Download
Photokina 2010 large format bodies for medium format cameras
Download
Novoflex panoramic digital photography tripod head Hasselblad Phase One medium format farm
Download
Fisheye-FIX underwater housing Canon S90 Sea&Sea underwater strobe flash digital photography
Download
Novoflex panoramic digital photography tripod head Hasselblad Phase One medium format Monterrico
Download
Portable Flash for out on location and studio flash lighting
Download
Novoflex Castel XL focusing rack digital photography macro tripod head equipment stacked focus reviews
Download
Digital Photography Software Beyond Photoshop
Download
flaar reports
Download
Hoodman RAW CF compact flash memory card reader speed price cost 16GB CF card 32GB evaluations
Download
Canon PowerShot D10 underwater camera equipment evaluations
Download
flaar reports
Download

Tripod head review museum studio photography
Free Download
Printers Reports
Free Download
Printers Reports
Free Download
flaar reports
Download
flaar reports
Download
Gray Balance Phase One 25+
Free Download
Medium format Cameras Lenses
Free Download
Lowell reviews and evaluations
Free Download
Westcott flurescent lighting
Free Download
Hoodman
Free Download
HDR in Photoshop CS3
Free Download
  Home  
VISIT OTHER FLAAR RELATED WEBSITES  
linkedin logo facebook-logo twitter-logo facebook-logo twitter-logo
Join the over 2,468 wide-format inkjet, digital imaging, signage, and related individuals worldwide who are linked to FLAAR Reports via Dr Nicholas Hellmuth. Wide Format Inkjet printers, inks, trade shows, consulting. Covers digital imaging, wide-format inkjet, inks, printable materials, digital photography, printer and/or signage trade shows around the world. Maya archaeology, iconography, ethnobotany, ethnozoology, caves (Xibalba), ethnohistory (especially Popol Vuh). Mayan studies tweets (Iconography, Architectural History, Sports & Games, Ethnohistory, Ethnobotany, Ethnozoology, Geology of Guatemala)

www.digital-photography.org is part of the FLAAR network © 2001-2017. If you notice a bad link, missing photos, misspellings, please report to the webmaster:Contact webmaster FLAAR for suport
Updates on wide format printers from 2007 onward are contained in the FLAAR Report. We update these reports constantly, so check out the over 187 titles which are now available.
FLAAR Logo