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 Posted 03/13/2019  12:11 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add zzve to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Great Wall coins are made from copper-nickel alloy. Various toning forms on this material. Some coins are uncirculated with nice luster bands. It is a tough job to highlight both the colors of the toning and the luster band at the same time. I have been trying different ways for that purpose, but so far have not been very successful. Any help from forum members would be greatly appreciated.




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 Posted 03/13/2019  06:53 am  Show Profile   Check Jadey's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Jadey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are great photos and I will be interested to hear what others think. Can you include some information about what you changed between the 3 photos? Different lighting, or different camera settings, or some combination?
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 Posted 03/13/2019  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ham1947 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very impressive photos. Ham
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 Posted 03/13/2019  09:24 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the first two show off stunning toning. Really nice photos
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 Posted 03/13/2019  1:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Capturing toning requires lights be at a very high angle and diffused, and to use relatively small lens aperture. Capturing luster requires a specific range of angles (both vs coin and vs each other)and minimal diffusion. I developed the "smile directors" specifically to overlap between these requirements. I don't know of a technique that can give BOTH great toning (axial is best) AND great luster (single small light is best) so you need to find a compromise between the techniques. The PCGS system does a good job, and seems to blend axial or pseudo-axial with small lights to give a mix of the two techniques.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zzve to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thank you all. Have a nice weekend.
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 Posted 03/21/2019  05:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zzve to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
my different camera settings or some combination. my working picture.





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 Posted 03/21/2019  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The lens mounted diffuser seems to be doing a good job. Which images should we compare for before/after?
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 Posted 08/04/2019  10:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zzve to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Newly taken photos taken with a lens mounted diffuser.Hello, everyone,What do you think? thanks.




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 Posted 08/05/2019  07:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those look really good to me! I find that the lens-mounted diffuser is the best overall method for lighting coins. You can control amount of diffusion very easily, and depending on design of the diffuser, light can be almost axial if desired, or you can force the light to come from outside the "glare circle" on slabs.
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 Posted 08/05/2019  10:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zzve to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Ray .
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 Posted 08/05/2019  12:37 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These look amaing! I wish I had photo skills like these!
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 Posted 09/01/2019  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zzve to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
china 2019 new coins,how do you feel#65311;
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 Posted 09/01/2019  10:34 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They looks almost cleaned
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 Posted 09/01/2019  11:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zzve to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Material is steel.I don't use coin chemicals.
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Not saying you do, just saying that's how it looks
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