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Fishbowl effect in my image

Hi, I am trying to take pictures of old documents. The librarians recommend this as a safer alternative to scanning or xeroxing them. When I do so with my Canon A710, though, I get a fishbowl effect. The middle of the image is bowed out and the tops and bottoms are pulled in. I am seeking a faithful, square, reproduction. I've been unsuccessful with the users manual when trying to change a setting or fix the set up.

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Consider moving the camera further from the document, and then using the zoom (with a tripod) to close in on the document. You may also need to use a "book holder" with this technique. The A710 also has many manual features that you can tweek. Consider using manual focus to ensure sharpness in the image of the document. Also try varying Shutter and Aperture priority (Tv and Av) settings. Recommend first doing this at home to find what works best before going to the library.

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