I spent some time on Doug Smith's site trying to improve my pathetic coin photographs. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/ Some of the camera rigs on display were impressive. My goal was to find improvement at a total investment of $0 (it's how I roll).. I was mostly using my iPhone previously and sometimes a webcam type device. Perhaps others can get great photos with phones but no matter what I tried the quality wasn't consistently acceptable. So I found a small digital camera in a drawer that hadn't been used since circa 2011. (found some fun photos of the kids still on it - added bonus!).. As all good Canadian's do I cut a hockey stick and rigged this up...haha. I know these are far from perfect but from what I was producing previously this is an incredible improvement. These are exactly the type of coins that caused me the most trouble - mostly dark patina with rough surfaces and some hard to grab detail.. Any other pointers are greatly appreciated (as long as we stick to the budget!) Also - Doug - thank you for creating such an informative website!