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I am a casual but obsessive collector of Lincoln Cents (down to errors and Cherrypicker varieties) and whatever tickles my fancy. Just starting to branch out into Morgan's. I'm not as obsessed with grades as much as I am with eye appeal, uniqueness, and curiosity about how certain errors occurred.
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  • Studied EdD-Higher Ed; MEd-Instructional Systems; BS-Software Engineering at PennState, Univ. of Arkansas, and Colorado Tech
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  • Macro lens question…
    Do the dedicated macro lenses have a finer adjustment for manual focus than standard zooms?
    I am just getting in to the coin shooting, mainly to document my collections. I’ve done tons of astro shooting and most of my lenses were picked for the infinity side of ranges and little light lol.

    For the coin setup, I’ve got a low end Nikon D3400, mounted on a swing arm. Built an axial light box (45degree glass setup) to really try out some lighting. Still tweaking on lighting and color, but focusing is my issue right now.

    The lenses I have available that can focus in the 12-24” range all have very very sensitive focus rings. A tiny move one way or another blows past the focus point. Even getting dialed in just ok and then flipping the coin will end up slightly different focus. :-/

    Tried different f stop as well to get a deeper focus range but that is still iffy. Looking at a used Nikkor 108 micro AF-S (d3400 is limited on lens comparability). But wonder if the investment will make a big diff. Less temperamental focusing would be diff enough for me lol
    Macro lens question… Do the dedicated macro lenses have a finer adjustment for manual focus than standard zooms? I am just getting in to the coin shooting, mainly to document my collections. I’ve done tons of astro shooting and most of my lenses were picked for the infinity side of ranges and little light lol. For the coin setup, I’ve got a low end Nikon D3400, mounted on a swing arm. Built an axial light box (45degree glass setup) to really try out some lighting. Still tweaking on lighting and color, but focusing is my issue right now. The lenses I have available that can focus in the 12-24” range all have very very sensitive focus rings. A tiny move one way or another blows past the focus point. Even getting dialed in just ok and then flipping the coin will end up slightly different focus. :-/ Tried different f stop as well to get a deeper focus range but that is still iffy. Looking at a used Nikkor 108 micro AF-S (d3400 is limited on lens comparability). But wonder if the investment will make a big diff. Less temperamental focusing would be diff enough for me lol
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  • Looking at the images on my phone and more than a few times I’ve caught myself tilting the phone around to try and see luster.
    Looking at the images on my phone and more than a few times I’ve caught myself tilting the phone around to try and see luster. 😜
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