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Wanting tips for photographing small PROOF coins


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Make sure you use the MACRO setting on the camera to get in close without losing resolution and detail. You may want to get a good focus on the coin WITHOUT filling the field and then tap the ZOOM button a couple of times to get in tighter. I have used that technique with some of my Cents.

 

For the proofs you will probably need a circular light source so that you can illuminate the entire coin, and then put a thin piece of cardboard in front of a corner of the light source to create the shadow effect that makes the proof photos look so good.

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Make sure you use the MACRO setting on the camera to get in close without losing resolution and detail. You may want to get a good focus on the coin WITHOUT filling the field and then tap the ZOOM button a couple of times to get in tighter. I have used that technique with some of my Cents.

 

For the proofs you will probably need a circular light source so that you can illuminate the entire coin, and then put a thin piece of cardboard in front of a corner of the light source to create the shadow effect that makes the proof photos look so good.

 

 

Do you have any pics of your own work?

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For photographing larger coins like Morgan sized proof coins, I don't find it too difficult. However when it gets down to the size of let's say nickel size, I find them amazingly difficult to photograph. Does anyone have tips for these? :ninja:

 

Don't know if you see these two posts I made the other day gx, but it might give you some ideas.

 

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