Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by AirborneReams, Sep 23, 2020.
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Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux (2MP, 250x Magnification) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XNYXQHE/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_DJYAFbT7EDNB4
I agree. I am going to clamp mine to a tripod for stability, and also to control the focus for all the coin sizes. It is very lightweight.
Had one for years and it works really good for my purposes. Examples
I think these demonstrate possibilities with the little thing.
The only light is that on the camera. On the right is the stand that came with the camera. It is too short to be useful on larger coins. The one the camera is mounted on is a taller stand that I had from an earlier camera that quit working.
I did find the flexible arm too short and a bit awkward for coins larger than a Nickel, especially to keep parallel to the base. You'll definitely want to get an inexpensive bubble level to set on top to check (got one thru Home Depot for $2.36). For about $5 I made a nice, adjustable stand from parts I got at HD.
I have been very pleased with the results. I have a couple of postings with coin pics. I can send or post more details and pics of the apparatus, if you want.
I just bought this same microscope and it can not even be adjusted (on the set up that it comes with) to take a photo of a whole nickel. I purchased an extension piece of threaded "pipe" to be able to get full pictures.
That’s surprising you’d think Dino-lite would be noticeably top tier!
Sounds like the scope for me since so many people recommend it! Was your set up at home difficult to do?
What microscope are you using?
This is a MUSTCAM with 10X to 300X and 5 MP. For coins you should not have more than 300X unless you are doing some sort of professional work. The stand that comes with this is too short and is not a ratchet. Also, I won't use a flexible goose neck thing as they are too hard to get in focus and move easily. Good Luck.
Also see #7 post above.
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