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Can Someone Please Recommend A Good Coin Scope!

 
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 Posted 10/29/2020  09:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MTay21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My coin scope I have now is good but can't get the resolution I want when I zoom in and can't get the whole coin when I zoom out! I'm frustrated....
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What is your set up?
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 Posted 10/29/2020  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add shantiom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The resolution may be due to the video of the image, it is not a still like a stereoscope. I have the one in this pic as my first scope, and the res on photos is difficult at higher mag, I think this one is 250X max? Check out DinoLite, or AmScope--have scopes under 200, but then you need a high MP digital camera compatibility, and those are $$$.
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When I used scope like that I had to place it farther from the coin. Only if I put a couple thick books under the scope's stand to increase the distance was I able to get the whole coin in the image.
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If you can find a microscope with glass lens then they will give you a lot better images. I prefer an infinite zoom scope. Fixed power two lens scopes only give you two choices with the two/three lens. With the zoom scope, you can go in between and get the images you really want. I use an older style scope.

It is a 3.5-35X scope. 10X lens. When you get the cheaper scopes with the plastic lens, the images always look pink, and there is a real loss of clarity on the images with them. Editing software can adjust the color, the the sharpness is the big loss on them.
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@coop thank you! Also can you
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