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1 Cent 1881 Doubling Letters Legend

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 Posted 05/18/2021  3:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Phil310 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks SPP.

I use a Canon Rebel T6i with 100mm Macro lens and use the camera flash for lighting. I have tried other lamps and light rings, but I like the detail I get with the flash. The color isn't very good, but I get the details which is what I'm looking for when studying dies. All the closeups are enlargements from a full side shot.
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 Posted 05/19/2021  11:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dan-in-crystal-lake to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with SPP, the shots are very good! Your setup is very similar to mine. I'm using a Canon Rebel EOS T3i with a 100mm macro lens on a tripod. I use a single side lamp with a daylight 5000k 1100 lumens bulb. I put the coin on a jet black background and use the timer on my camera for a 2 sec delay. The settings on my camera yield a photo that is a bit underexposed on purpose. Then I can adjust the exposure on the image to get the color right. As with you, my closeups are enlargements of the full coin shot.
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 Posted 05/19/2021  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Phil310 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dan, I use a white background for my photos. I've never tried using a black background. I'll have to give that a try and see how it affects the results.
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 Posted 05/19/2021  3:20 pm  Show Profile   Check 47P7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 47P7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
well fellows, here is my 2 cents to that:
have tried lots of different lights and methods, BUT never used the flash...will try that , thank you.
also use a Canon Ebel XS body with a 90 mm macro lens.
your photos are great using the flash.
what settings do you use? and does it work with a reflecting coin?
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 Posted 05/19/2021  3:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Phil310 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It only works well on toned copper. Bright copper and silver are too reflective. But since just about everything I have is toned copper, I pretty much stick to what has worked for me. I didn't really plan to use the flash, but accidentally had it turned on and I liked the result and have been using it ever since. I haven't been using any special manual settings. I just let the camera adjust automatically. It was all a matter of beginners luck.
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