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I just read Lara's article on taking photographs of old photographs. I have shot an old record album cover using a Canon 5D, 100mm macro, F8, ISO 800. The problem I have is that the photo I take comes out too detailed. I see the grain of the paper, and every blemish that isn't even visible to my eye when looking at the original. It makes the restoration in Photoshop very painstaking. When I look at the original cover, what my eyes see looks so much better and smoother. Is there a way to make the camera see what my eyes see (if that makes any sense)? I have the same issue when I scan, no matter what dpi I try. BTW, restoration of this photo is for my personal use only.

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