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 Posted 07/17/2019  10:47 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Tridmn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Do I need one of those coin magnifies? Ik the quality is better. Do I actually need one though? Will I be able to make my images small enough size to go by guidelines here for 300kb?

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 Posted 07/18/2019  01:32 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's always better to get the best you can afford, don't worry about the 300kb size, larger image files are better, you can always crop the image or use an editing program (Photoshop, or similar freeware) to resize the images for the web (CCF also provides an optimizer app on the upload area that works nicely. Sometimes you want the size to show off a smaller area enlarged. There are many USB camera microscopes that work quite nice these days for little cost. You really don't need as much magnification as most people think, my main loupe (magnifying glass) for visual is a 7x, even when I'm using my stereoscope I'm under 10x 90% of the time. The 200x is way, way too much for all but extreme close ups of mint marks, I find. When I use my DSLR my main two lenses are a 100mm macro and a 75mm lens on a bellows for real close-ups (that lets me shoot at around 2.5x) which I can crop down for varieties I'm shooting. 95% of the time I use the 100mm at about 10-12" away which is just enough to fill my camera frame with a Morgan dollar, for smaller coins I can just lower the camera to around 6-8" from the coin.
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 Posted 07/18/2019  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps the best moderately-priced setup for coin photography is descrbed in this thread:

http://goccf.com/t/158182

That thread started long ago, so look towards the end for more modern suggestions.

I use a setup similar to that for my coin photos. With that setup, a 4x to 5x microscope objective is plenty for most closeups of mintmarks, etc. For whole coin photos, I also use a 75mm bellows lens.
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 Posted 07/20/2019  12:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tridmn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My issue with equipment is I'm on a fixed income. I have some magnifying glasses, but that's all I've been able to get thus far.
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 Posted 07/20/2019  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why do you need a camera? Is it for taking photos to share with others? Selling? what type of photos do you want to make, extreme close ups, overall full coin images, pretty pictures? There is a lot of different ways to go into photography. You can get inexpensive older used digital cameras that still work just fine too, but to recommend what is best we need to know what your end goal is.
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