Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by justyn p, Jun 12, 2021.
My jam jar bottom specs just aint cutting it haha
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Hi and welcome to CT. If your scope is able to be raised enough to show the whole coin, you already have what is required. The internal light on most scopes are next to useless. 3 external lights placed at 10 o'clock, 2 o'clock and either 12 or 6 is much better. Light the coin, not it's surroundings. Also, when the images are uploaded to your post, click the Full Image button for each image before you hit Create Thread or Post Reply.
p.s. I’m using it with Windows 10 on a laptop, with a second 17” monitor. I was using a 22” HP monitor but it died after 14 years.
Hi Inspector I was looking at this Scope with the R & P post cheers looks like a decent bit of kit I wont post any pictures of my office yet as it looks like a hand grenade exploded in the loose change vault of a bank from the 1930's hahaha
I also have a lousy cheap digital scope, but I prefer this Bausch & Lomb - it's much prettier anyway (relatively new acquisition to me)...
Most scopes say they will take the full coin, but they won't. My scope is a Mustcam, 5 mega pixel, 10X-300x. The stand that comes with it is too short and you need a taller post. Welcome to CT. We will help any way we can.
I use supplemental lighting as well, but every light tends to have it's own idiosyncrasies.
Some leave a yellow tone, some leave a grey tone and others are too bright or too dim. Sometime you need an acute angle and sometime an obtuse angle. I've tried several types of diffusion with less than satisfactory results.
I have mine hooked up to my 52" TV as a monitor.
I'd love to have control over lighting and focus through the camera electronically while under magnification. But to get that appears to require replacing my $20 setup with a $10,000 setup. That's not going to happen.
So for now, I settle for less.
Nice thread and good luck.
ps I saw a new poster who got extraordinary results somehow with his cell phone. I don't know if he had a special app (or whatever they are called) since I just switched from my flip phone to the extraordinarily difficult android.
It took me two weeks just to learn how to answer my phone and I still don't know if I'm actually sending a text or it's going into some sort of document.
@Marshall I want my flip phone back.
I want the $20 version that was intuitive to use. Every time I purchased a replacement for more money, it became more difficult to use and the question trees became obtuse.
You are correct! I just fabricated a taller post to accommodate the field desired, replaced the camera lighting
with 3 adjustable filtration lights for generally total circular illumination. Other modifications were necessary for more
optimum conditions, but it is an improvement over the past design.
I've used small desk lamps and book lights. Diffusion attempts with Dryer Sheets and thin white boxes. But the auto adjustment for lighting and manual focus are problematic. I need control of the lights and the ability to focus when I'm zoomed in and not at full view.
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