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Best I Can Get On A $400 Budget? Help

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 Posted 12/06/2019  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Does anyone have a different opinion? If so, why?


My first iteration of the "$400 setup" used a Canon T2i. After the USB connection became flakey, I switched to the T6s. Despite the increase in megapixels, the coin images weren't markedly better.

Of course, it's possible that the newer camera might last longer?
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 Posted 12/07/2019  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think there would be much difference in reliability between DSLRs. The more expensive camera will just be more expensive to replace the shutter if it ever wears out. Other than the USB port, the shutter is the most likely component to wear out, at least in that list of components that matter to coin photographers.

Now, there are certainly newer cameras which could have a much longer life when used as we do. A few cameras are capable of full electronic exposure, with only electronic shutter. This is the case for the various USB cameras, and for a few MILCs. Even some DSLRs have full electronic option. For folks doing lots of focus stacking, it would make sense to look into this sort of camera, but they are well outside the price range of what we're discussing here.
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 Posted 12/13/2019  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pietrz44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Where can I buy Canson Opalux Diffusion Material because I can't find it anywhere?
If anyone knew about a store in Europe it would be great.
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In the US it's available at most art supply stores. Canson is a US brand so it might be hard to find in Europe. Other art vellums may work just as well. Try a local art supply store and get the heaviest weight vellum you can, and it should be fine.
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 Posted 01/11/2020  6:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pietrz44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi
I create another set below $ 400.
I'm close to the end. I am waiting for the ordered camera and a few accessories. But I've finished my copy stand. I bought an old Krokus 35l enlarger for $ 12 and replaced the base for $ 4, and painted the rest. Here are the results of my work.
Lighting is Ikea Jansjo
When I finish everything, I will put pictures of my work.



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