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Macro for computer

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  1. Marie909

    Marie909 Member

    What is the piece of equipment that you plug into a computer to see close up on coins called?
     
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  3. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk. A USB microscope is what I believe you are referring to.
     
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  4. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    A digital microscope.
     
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  5. Marie909

    Marie909 Member

    Thank you!!!!
     
  6. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Member

    You may want to check out Dino-lite.com. Digital microscopes.
    JT
     
  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

  8. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    If you decide to go with a USB scope, make sure and get a good one and practice, practice, practice. They use LED's for lighting and pics can easily get washed out so you might need to learn some additional lighting skills. And it not all about zoom as pixelization can destroy an image if too much magnification is used. There are plenty of folks here who can help you on issues you run into when the time comes.
     
  9. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Actually I did not miss it by that much....... USB Digital Microscope is the same as a USB microscope. If you google it you will see that is the case.
     
  10. Marie909

    Marie909 Member

    I will probably be asking more questions when I get one. Plenty of time to learn as the winters are long here in MN. I'm just happy I found a new hobby
     
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  11. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Make sure to get a 5MP one ...
     
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  12. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    One of our members posted images using his USB microscope listed below, and for the price, I was very impressed with it. I'll see if I can find that thread.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...n_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#customerReviews

    Whatever you do, please don't buy one just because it is cheaper. Too many of them aren't worth it.

    Chris
     
  13. Marie909

    Marie909 Member

    Thanks Chris, I will research them
     
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  15. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I didn't say you, I said me.
     
  16. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    LOL. I had to re-look after your post because I thought I had posted something incorrect. Sorry for the misinterpretation. I retrospect it looks like you posted just a brief time after me. I suspect your response and mine hit the site very close in time.
     
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  17. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's what I was referring to. We posted at the same time but your post must have beat me by a second or so. ;)
     
  18. Amos 811

    Amos 811 DisMember

    $20-25 range seem just fine.
     
  19. Amos 811

    Amos 811 DisMember

    add $30-40 for good lighting.....lol
     
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