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    I need help photographing coins

    I need help photographing coins. I have a Toshiba PDR 4300 digital camera, but don't know how to make clear macro photos of my coins. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    Have you tried in auto mode? If that doesn't work, set it to manual mode. You might have to take a picture from a little further back than you'd think. My Sony doesn't take good pictures when it's right on the coin, even with the "close up" option turned on. I checked yours, and it doesn't have a close up option.
    Sincerely,
    Randy Wright
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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    I had the same problem, try backing out and then cropping and zooming the photo way down. The best option I have found so far is to use a scanner.
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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    Try using a tripod and see if that helps.

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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    Depends on your camera but Tiffen makes Macro Lenses that can be attached to the outside of your current lens. These will magnify the object ( they are usually sold in sets of 3). Check em out http://www.tiffen.com/digital_lenses.htm

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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    I have a Canon 110 and I have the same trouble even though I have a macro setting. I too use a scanner as it works every time.

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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    W,

    try finding bigger coins
    And ditto what everyone else said.

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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    There is a photography section on here on TNET. Covers the basics. Check it out:

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...55&board=309.0


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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    Try turning out the lights in the room. That helps me alot when I am photographing jewelry pieces I've made. The flash is just enough for my HP digital. But, actually I don't have very good luck; I ussually wind up scanning. No macro setting on my camera
    Good luck. Trail and error...
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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    Quote Originally Posted by djui5
    Have you tried in auto mode? If that doesn't work, set it to manual mode. You might have to take a picture from a little further back than you'd think. My Sony doesn't take good pictures when it's right on the coin, even with the "close up" option turned on. I checked yours, and it doesn't have a close up option.

    Come on Randy,

    You didn't check the manual far enough in!

    You DO have a Macro Mode, but it's not where you would expect to find it! You have to go to the FOCUS MODE. Macro is under that. Go to page 59 of the owner's manual for more specific instructions. If you don't have the manual, just Google "Toshiba PDR 4300 Manual"

    The closest you can get is 10 centimeters (4 inches).

    Best,

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    Re: I need help photographing coins

    I didn't look hard enough to find the manual. Figured the owner would have one...you know.

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