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Taking Photos, Type Of Camera, And What Type Of Lens.

 
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 Posted 01/12/2021  7:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Minnimarine to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Ok I'm done using this phone for coin pictures. I would rather have a SD card and be able to save these pics. I am thinking of getting a cannon camera and tripod, but what type of camera. I know I need a lens but I dont know what kind of lens. I also am gonna need to learn what to set the shutter on and ISO. I have a coin I want to submit 1937 Lincoln wheat that has what's remaining of reeds on the rim. Now all the pics I send in get shot out of the sky and the number one thing is my pictures. I want to be able to take better picks to prove it's not a scratch or other details that cant be seen from a smartphone camera. I have learned so much here and as I learn I want to be able to help with my experience. Right now I cant even take a decent picture. Oh also distilled water help take black either corrosion from wishing well or from being stuck in a road for 50 yrs? Any and all ideas is learning for me. Please jump in and let me hear it. Great forum. Still got to figure it out though.
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 Posted 01/12/2021  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is all I need and use.




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 Posted 01/12/2021  9:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just get a Canon, Nicon or even a Fuji. If it's an SLR where you can change lenses, you can always get different ones to Play with. Main thing is make sure any lens can take Macro shots. Even if you get a standard lens, close up filters are always available. With variable adapter rings for filters you can do almost anything. Experimenting is fun in photography.
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 Posted 01/12/2021  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gymcoachdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suggest reading through the coin photography section of the forum. Lots of great info there. That is where I learned the what and how...
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 Posted 01/13/2021  02:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikev50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
any point and shoot---just make sure it has a macro or close up setting---i use nikon coolpix cameras---
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 Posted 01/13/2021  10:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This the Canon setup I have it is hard wired to the computer once you have it hooked up you do everything through the computer.

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 Posted 01/13/2021  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The "<$400" is still just as relevant today as it was when it was posted over 7 years ago, with minor changes, and general reduction in pricing. Take a look here:

http://goccf.com/t/158182

The basic system summary is:

Canon XS camera, body only: $175 (now ~$100)
EOS-M42 Adapter: $5
M42 focusing helicoid, 17-31mm: $30 (now recommending 25-59mm, same price)
M42 extensions, 2 sets 7/14/28mm: $15
M42-M39 adapter: $3
M42-RMS Adapter: $15
Nikon 75mm EL-Nikkor Lens: $40 (now typically $50)
Nikon M5 or Plan4 objective: $30 (now typically $50)
Tripod: $30
IKEA Jansjo LED lights, two: $20 (no longer available)

Total $363 (now $298 plus lights, or $253 without the details objective and adapter).
Contact me for photographic equipment or visit my home page at:
http://macrocoins.com
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 Posted 01/13/2021  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Minnimarine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@gymcoachdon ya I found the forum after I posted this.
@just Carl do they make a cannon macro lens under a grand? I was looking at and I think I'm gonna go looking for maybe a used one. Was going to hit a few pawn shops in the area and see if they have anything.
@mcshilling nice set up. Might be a tad out of my league as a beginner. Although I have thought about taking a photography course at the local college. Might become a second hobby.
@MOS0239 is that USB, bluetooth and cheaper then a cannon? I was looking at some of them so I can point shoot save on my laptop or sd card.
@mikev50 nikon? Havent looked at those. Had my attention on Cannon and Fuji. I dont want to just point and shoot though. I need to zoom in for good detail on is it a scratch or error. This phone picture stuff is not good enough and I even seen they have zoom lenses for smart phones.
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 Posted 01/13/2021  3:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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@mcshilling nice set up. Might be a tad out of my league as a beginner.


Mine is from the setup that Ray has posted the <$400 and I was a total newbie to this when I started, just take it show and you will get lots of help.
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