Having trouble photographing your coins?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by lowle harrison, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. lowle harrison

    lowle harrison Active Member

    I found this smartphone app that is great. It will enlarge the subject up to 7 times with each click and to top that there's a microscope feature built in. Thats super pictures! Called Cozy Magnifier and Microscope on the app store.
     
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Have you tried this app? Digital enlargements usually leave a lot to be desired.
    ~ Chris
     
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  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Post some examples so we can see what you mean........we love visual aids here on Coin talk. :)
     
  5. Woodman60

    Woodman60 Mercury Dimes Franklin Halves

    I use Cozy Magnifier and Microscope App also, it works very well, Photo taken with my LG Smartphone

    Example: Reverse of 2009 P Lincoln
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  6. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Sort of OK, but what about a shot of the whole reverse?
     
  7. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    It is not available for iOS. The app apparently has the same function as the normal camera as far as the zoom is concerned. I was hoping it would rectify the focusing/resolution issues often encountered with phone/tablet cameras, but it appears it is just a clone of the normal camera app that is default on the devices.
     
  8. Woodman60

    Woodman60 Mercury Dimes Franklin Halves

    Sort of ok? I think it's good better than many plus it's a free App

    Full reverse with Cozy Magnifier and Microscope App also, just a quick picture

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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2020
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  9. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    At what power do the grading co. Use? I thought i remembered reading 8x
     
  10. Woodman60

    Woodman60 Mercury Dimes Franklin Halves

    PCGS Many graders like 5 power, some like 8. PCGS will only use 10x or 15x, 20x if they are checking out some important variety issues on UNC or Proof coins. PCGS only uses a microscopes for counterfeit detection.
    This is what I always understood what they use.
     
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  11. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Yeah......because you only captured part of the coin, unless it was your intent on capturing something small within that photog. Most folks want to see the whole......
     
  12. Woodman60

    Woodman60 Mercury Dimes Franklin Halves

    Yes it was my intent to show what the App could do and the Cozy Magnifier and Microscope App does very good with full coin imaging and the capabilities of up close also. It took some getting used to before I got it right.
     
  13. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    I got this with an iPad with just the default camera app.

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  14. Woodman60

    Woodman60 Mercury Dimes Franklin Halves

    Very nice Images
     
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