coin photographing ??

Tuberale

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I use a cheap Sony Mavica which isn't made anymore. Probably cheap on Feebay and elsewhere. Takes photos and saves them on floppy disks. I know, you don't know what a floppy disk is.

Anyhoo, my camera is a Sony FD Mavica with 10x optical zoom. In almost any light I can get a coin to fill the view finder and snap the picture. May want to use a tripod if you shake much, as shaking will put the image out of focus.

Just my solution.
 

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Macro setting on the camera, natural light is the best. Look at some of the other photos of coins to pick the best background color. Blue & light green seem to work pretty good.

I've seen a few people recommend a book titled "Numismatic Photography" and claim that it's very informative. I saw a few listed on ebay last week averaging about $22. I'm interested in it but haven't purchased it yet.

Take a few practice photos when there's no pressure to get them posted in a thread. :thumbsup:
 

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thanks...i'll give it a try !
 

Charlie P. (NY)

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Out of the image to either side place a white sheet or light cardboard. Then put a piece of paper or white foam in front of the flash. That diffuses the flash and gives even light.
 

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Minrelica

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Nylon works best for a flash diffuser. I never thought about using white paper like that though.

I'll try it, thanks Charlie
 

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