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  • 1879 S Morgan
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  • What's everyone think of the photography over at GreatCollections? I've been playing the Guess the Grade game and am pretty impressed. At first I thought the photos all had the same lighting setup for each coin series, but then I noticed some of had axial lighting, which is pretty neat because they're photographing through the slab. Post your fav below.
    What's everyone think of the photography over at GreatCollections? I've been playing the Guess the Grade game and am pretty impressed. At first I thought the photos all had the same lighting setup for each coin series, but then I noticed some of had axial lighting, which is pretty neat because they're photographing through the slab. Post your fav below.
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  • I need to learn a lot how to use a mirrorless camera.
    Top photo: Apple iPhone 7
    Bottom photo: Canon EOS M50
    I need to learn a lot how to use a mirrorless camera. Top photo: Apple iPhone 7 Bottom photo: Canon EOS M50
    Mutilated Morgan Silver Dollar
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  • A little display I had some fun making.
    A little display I had some fun making.
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  • I used the back of my iPad as background.
    I used the back of my iPad as background.
    History of the 1904 One Peso
    "The total issue of Philippine silver coins made at Philadelphia in 1904 was 11,355 sets. None of these were struck specifically for circulation.
    Sold at the mint throughout the year was a total of 1,355 sets. These were struck on order and were regular Proof issues. Another 10,000 sets were officially ordered by Farran Zerbe (widely known numismatist, later a president of the American Numismatic Association) to be placed for sale at the Philippine Exhibit held as part of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis during 1904. The first striking of his order for 10,000 set may have been proof like in quantity and appearance, but the majority of them were struck as Uncirculated coins. Of the 10,000 sets delivered for sale at St. Louis, there remained unsold 6,746 sets. There were sent to the Philippine Treasury in Manila where another 500 sets were sold; the rest were placed in circulation as ordinary coins".

    Source/Reference: Page 32 - United States Territorial Coinage for the Philippine Islands by Neil Shafer
    https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015034960933&view=1up&seq=34&q1=1904 . . .
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  • I used the front of my iPad as background.
    I used the front of my iPad as background.
    My coin
    1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Official Medal
    The coin news
    https://coinweek.com/1904-st-louis-worlds-fair-coins
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  • Point and shoot camera
    Canon PowerShot SD770 IS
    Point and shoot camera Canon PowerShot SD770 IS
    1904 20 Centavos Large type
    Mintage: 11,000
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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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  • Another example of what a difference lighting angles can make!
    Another example of what a difference lighting angles can make!
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  • Same coin, the difference a little light can make.
    Same coin, the difference a little light can make.
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  • Does anyone use GIMP to edit photos?

    Asking because when I export RAW images with sRGB color profile to .jpg the images lose a bit of color in other apps like preview on mac and web browsers.

    Just looking for any clues as to what I might be missing. End results not horrible but when you compare color to the original it just bothers me a bit.
    Does anyone use GIMP to edit photos? Asking because when I export RAW images with sRGB color profile to .jpg the images lose a bit of color in other apps like preview on mac and web browsers. Just looking for any clues as to what I might be missing. End results not horrible but when you compare color to the original it just bothers me a bit.
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  • A quick photo shoot using iPad camera.
    A quick photo shoot using iPad camera.
    NEWPS
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  • Need to get another photo shoot.
    He got a shiny nose.
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    Need to get another photo shoot. He got a shiny nose. #KJuspi
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