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 Posted 03/21/2012  04:39 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add chris beatie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi guys

So since I joined the forum I have started being able to take quite clear pics with my mediocre nikon coolpix and home made copystand. Mostly thanks to the regulars here like SuperDave.

Now I am having another prob that I just can not overcome(yet). Taking pics of slabbed coins. The camera always seems to want to focus on the light reflecting off the case and not focus on the coin itself. So I have been getting pics that are pretty clear, but not the super crisp sharp ones I get if they are not slabbed.

So how do you get around this when using a point and shoot? Please help :D

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 Posted 03/21/2012  12:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One thing I do when shooting slabs is back the lighting angle off somewhat, trying to minimize the glare from the slab - even though it may not be affecting the coin itself, it may become something the camera wants to focus on.

Does your camera have the ability to specify focus points? What model Coolpix is it?
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