Get Glasses for Your Surface Pro 3 to Photograph Documents Clearly
One of my complaints about the Surface Pro 3 is that the fixed focus camera is totally unsuitable and unusable for capturing documents. You can’t get close enough and keep your documents in focus. All you get is a blurry mess.
I’ve tried using a macro lens designed for a smartphone with bad results. There have been some posts in Microsoft Communities about this, and lots of unhappy customers. Here’s a solution.
Your Surface Pro 3 needs glasses (or more correctly, a monocle).
I started with $17 rimless reading glasses +2.50 strength from WalMart.
Some snapping, twisting and bending to get to:
I hope to refine the above a little, but it was quick and dirty. I then put glasses on the Surface Pro 3 rear camera:
And took my first picture of a document. This is NOT retouched. Click or tap to open the image below full size.
Wonder if anyone will be inspired by this to Kickstarter a real accessory. Microsoft, you should make an accessory and provide it free of charge to your SP3 customers. You owe them at least that.