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Led Ring Light With My Celestron USB Microscope

 
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 Posted 11/25/2020  8:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add the_sifu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everybody, I am testing out a new LED ring light from Amazon that I received this afternoon. So far no glare at all, but you have to brace the stand or it will tip over in the position displayed in the picture.

3 color modes and 10 brightness settings with this model.

This is the model I purchased below.
https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Brigh...C216&sr=8-13

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11/25/2020 8:18 pm
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 Posted 11/25/2020  9:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can we see some picture of coins taken with the ringlight vs the onboard LEDs?
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 Posted 11/26/2020  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks great for selfies , not sure if it will be good for photographing coins .
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 Posted 11/26/2020  10:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add the_sifu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Can we see some picture of coins taken with the ring light vs the onboard LEDs?


Eventually, yes. I am still playing with the settings for toned and untoned coins last night.

FYI, I still work for a living and I have a family. If I like it for coin photography, I will keep it. If not, it either gets returned or repackaged as a gift.
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 Posted 11/28/2020  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Synozeer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd be interested in seeing results from this as well.
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 Posted 11/28/2020  1:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add the_sifu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My testing picture results for the ring light below. It will be re-gifted.

The ring light is great for untoned shiny coins. But very poor for copper, bronze, and fully toned coins.

The on-board LED lights from the Celestron are great for close-ups ONLY. The Celestron on-board LED dimmer light is a real pain in the ... for taking pictures of the entire coin.

Shiny coins, warm light setting - Ring Light



Warm light setting - Ring Light below

White light setting - Ring Light below

Myself using a rectangular LED Lamp light below

Warm light setting - Ring Light below

Myself using a rectangular LED Lamp light below

White Light Setting - Ring Light below

Myself using a rectangular LED Lamp light below

Celestron on-board light closeups

Celestron on-board light

Celestron on-board light

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 Posted 11/28/2020  4:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I Like the " my self" pics best.
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Thanks for sharing...I won't be buying..thanks again for saving me a return...
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 Posted 11/29/2020  12:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add the_sifu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Synozee hey there


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 Posted 11/30/2020  12:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Synozeer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey hey :)

Thanks for posting the pics. So far I've just been dabbling in coin photography. I'm waiting on the new macro lens by Sandmarc for my iPhone 12 Pro. Once I get that I'll start working on some photos and see if it's doable.
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 Posted 11/30/2020  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jafo50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm more of a fan of individual lights because they can be moved around to eliminate any shadows. You can also use a range of different light bulbs to help get the photo you want.

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 Posted 11/30/2020  10:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the_sifu - you have ESP. Was just looking at these on EBay. Will be using a Canon SLR with macro although none of my coins are in mylar flips so may help. Am in the process of threading a 1/4" rod to use in conjunction with a laboratory retort stand and boss head to hold the SLR horizontal at any given height. I like the idea of having light projected in a ring from all angles however even with the diffuser it seems from your image that the light is still projected mainly downwards (an inherent issue with LEDs). This may also be why your darker less reflective coins don't photograph so well as the light is too dim in the centre. May still get one to try but am also thinking strip LEDs on the inside of a cone section would be better in order to throw the light into the centre. Maybe time to hit Fusion 360 and design something. Might dismantle and cannibalize the ring as I like the ability to change the light tones.
Thanks for posting.
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