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MIMAEL
Joined: 25-Dec-2016
Posts: 193
Hello
Has anyone the same experiences or ideas?
I do not like pictures from my microscope,, platinum,,



That's how I made it, from an old paper box-,,photobox,,I stuck the inside with A4 paper. At the top of the box I stuck an old lamp. Through the macro function, from photo apparatus the Nikon 330.

First results:


It was already on the forum, in the past.
This quality is already sufficient?
Ivan
Peter M. Graham
Joined: 1-Jul-2015
Posts: 892
I have something very similar, with only mediocre results. My daughter has become quite the photographer (using my 35mm I purchased for coin photos). One tip which has been successful............

Make the back and bottom surfaces of your "tent" black. This helps reduce unwanted reflection into the camera lens. Also, you may try tin foil (good for chicken wings too) on the camera side, with a hole cut for the lens thus reflecting light towards your coin.

After many hours with my daughter, photography truly is an art form. I still have to use GIMP for editing and I will probably have to get a macro lens for the camera.
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MIMAEL
Joined: 25-Dec-2016
Posts: 193
Quote: "Peter M. Graham"​I have something very similar, with only mediocre results. My daughter has become quite the photographer (using my 35mm I purchased for coin photos). One tip which has been successful............

​Make the back and bottom surfaces of your "tent" black. This helps reduce unwanted reflection into the camera lens. Also, you may try tin foil (good for chicken wings too) on the camera side, with a hole cut for the lens thus reflecting light towards your coin.

​After many hours with my daughter, photography truly is an art form. I still have to use GIMP for editing and I will probably have to get a macro lens for the camera.
​Thanks for your answer and advice, I try a black background, and also use aluminum foil.
Thanks Ivan
fourmack
Joined: 25-Jan-2013
Posts: 462
Background for a silver coin---black
Background for a brown or copper coin --white
Background for a brass coin -- depends on how dark the colour of the brass is ???
​Background for a gold coin --grey-white or ???

Please add your thoughts
Cheers Don
CassTaylor
Joined: 30-May-2014
Posts: 4361
Quote: "fourmack"
​I've used black for gold coins on multiple occasions, and it turned out smashingly:


I'd argue the white background rule also works well for coins in metals like zinc or brass, and black for white metals (steel, aluminium, copper-nickel, iron). Depends more on how darkened a few of those are. I personally use my black leather pocketbook as a background, works out fine most of the time and I can carry it about with me.
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