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Good Usb Camera For Big Coins?

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 Posted 11/06/2018  10:23 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ACWhammy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all, I've been searching multiple threads on USB cameras and I've heard that many cameras don't work for larger coins.

I want the option of taking pictures of large coins (like the America the Beautiful 5 oz) as well as small coins.

I'm looking at these right now:

Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand for Windows, Mac, Linux (2 MP, 250x Magnification)

Celestron 5 MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro

But I can't find any information on whether they'll take nice pictures of large coins in the reviews or question/answer section.

Does anyone have experience with USB cameras and taking pictures of larger coins?

Thank you,

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 Posted 11/06/2018  11:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinBuffalo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have the Plugable but the largest I've taken was about a 31mm coin. The 5oz ATB is ~70mm? Not sure if that would work well or not. Maybe someone has both and they can test
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 Posted 11/06/2018  11:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have the Celestron 44302 and can fit a silver dollar no problem. I think I would use a point-n-shoot digital camera for anything larger.
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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