Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Laurie B, Feb 1, 2023.
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Some small led lights make for easy lighting... i use book lamps run on 3 aaa batteries.
And you may want to shop ebay for a used model that you found to of interest.
Yes I don't use it. Normally the flash reflects off the slab. I don't use it on raw coins either. I just use those 3 lights all the time. The bulbs are CFL daylight bulbs. Those are 75w specifically that I have.
75 watt-equivalent, right? I'm one of the rare ones who actually likes CFLs. Not so much a fan of LEDs, though naturally I use a lot of them. Because that's mainly what's available now and henceforth.
I took this yesterday using the pro mode.
I have this white thing I received in the mail.
I lean it against my coaster, the use PhotoScape (it's free) to crop.
Oh my now my secret is out
Idk I'll have to look. Probably something like that.
Some camera have a macro setting. Other camera need a lens. Macro lens aren't cheap. And require some knowledge to operate.
There is a very good, but dense, long-running thread across the street (ATS) on serious photography on a $400 budget.
There is also a DIY copy stand build for around $300 here: https://petapixel.com/2022/06/11/how-to-build-a-diy-t-rex-stand-for-macro-photography/
I personally use a copy stand I bought off eBay for $50 - they're hard to find now and cost $150, but it's been years.
A Canon T3i (2011 camera I bought in 2013). And the Canon (non-IS) 100 macro lens (since I'm using the copy stand, the extra $ for the IS seemed silly). Introduced in 2003 there are a couple newer iterations, but it's still a great lens.
TOMLOV Digital Microscope Gooseneck LED Fill Lights, 6-Watt Aluminum Auxiliary Spotlights with Dimmable Switch, Brightness Adjustable" which have recently gone unavailable.
They are too dang bright, even on dimmest setting. But an opaque water bottle cap and a wrap of electrical tape fixed that.
threads but they all seem to turn into a quagmire of acronyms and meaningless numbers (I set my wbl at 4.3")
or everyone declares there is no way to take a good picture.
For the record, degrees Kelvin are the same degrees as Celsius, but the zero points are different (absolute zero vs. freezing point of water).
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