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Old Nov 6, 2002, 12:00 AM   #1
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I need to take close up pics of rare coins Silver, Gold and Copper...right now I am using an old Sony Mactiva on a copy stand...I am not satisfied with the results which are not consistant..can't find the proper lighting to bring out the true colors of the coin....I use natural light by a window.. most of the time..when it is a bright sunny day my pics come out satisfactory..but on days when it is cloudy the colors are all off...
Looking for a new camera , lighting, equipment etc..that will give me consistency in the pictures and nice quality......if this comes out here is a sample of a recent pic..coin in person is closer to white in color..



Any help would be appreciated.....
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Old Nov 6, 2002, 12:22 AM   #2
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hsturn,
I think this would interest you:

http://www.happenstanceproducts.com/
(I kept the link , someone post it before but I can't remember, thanks to that person)

You can also try to diffuse a flash , use a macro ring , or simply use one or two table top fluorescent . Don't forget to set the White balance accordingly . This is what I got ( it was for the purpose of evaluating the macro range, Minolta D7i, on tripod, some with +3 close up lens)

http://www.pbase.com/kcan/di7_macro

Hope it help you some way
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Check out the Nikon 995 or 4500 and the CloudDome gizmo:

http://www.clouddome.com/

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Old Nov 10, 2002, 12:25 AM   #4
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Whao! this is an excellent idea , thanks Steve!
Ha ha , I know lot of household will report missing Tupperware and salad bowl :lol:
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