Camera and magnification setup

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Camera and magnification setup

Post by Kaleb » Fri Jun 02, 2023 2:25 am

Just looking for some options on how you guys set up your cameras and get such good pictures.

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Re: Camera and magnification setup

Post by DarksideVAM » Fri Jun 02, 2023 3:10 am

That's a good question. It requires a interest, desire and skillset beyond numismatics. The best numismatic macro photos I have were taken with a ink pen and check paid to the order of @messydesk

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Re: Camera and magnification setup

Post by messydesk » Fri Jun 02, 2023 1:37 pm

Are you talking about microscope close-ups or full coin pictures? I'm using two entirely different setups for these. Full-coin setup is optimized for quality, microscope optimized for workflow.
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Re: Camera and magnification setup

Post by DHalladay » Sat Jun 03, 2023 3:57 pm

This is my setup: Nikon DSLR, 60MM micro lens, 2 extension tubes, excellent copy stand, cable release, RAW file sizes setting, mirror up setting, Photoshop. I get about 4x lifesize at closest focus point.

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Re: Camera and magnification setup

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Sun Jun 04, 2023 2:59 pm

And if I may add Dennis takes excellent Pictures . If you would like the run down on how to do it on a budget please watch Messydesk's presentation that he shared on here a while back /
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