For hobby-grade, the AM3111 and AF3113T which offer 640×480 pixel settlement, 10x-220x magnification range, and free imaging software are recommended. good stands for hobbyist include the MS33W and RK-04.
For one of the most popular models for coin applications, the Edge Series AF4115ZT offers 1280×1024 pixel solution, 10x-220x exaggeration range, modern state-of-the-art design lens and detector for better visualize quality and coloring material, built-in polarization for controlling glare, interchangeable cap options, wireless-ready connection ( WF-20 WiFi arranger sold individually ), and free imagination software. other popular options include the AM4111T and AM4113ZT which are not part of the Edge Series syndicate but do offer alike enlargement range as the AF4115ZT. Popular stands include the MS35B and RK-06A which offer accurate and uncompromising adjustments. The MSA2P extension pole for MS35B and RK-06-PL annex pole for RK-06A can be used for extra work outdistance if needed for coin slabs and other large objects .
From our professional line, the AM73115MZT offers USB 3.0 connection for faster ensnare rate ( up to 45fps ) and sharper images, 2560×1920 pixel solution, 10x-220x magnification, Edge Series image timbre, polarization, exchangeable caps, and barren imagination software. A comparable professional choice is the Edge Plus AM4517MZT which offers USB 2.0 joining and 1280×1024 pixel resolution with Edge Plus quality. master table-top stands include the RK-06F and RK-10A. The RK-06-PL extension pole can besides be used with the RK-06F for extra work distance and the RK-10-VX vertical arm fastening can be used for the RK-10A. interchangeable caps ( included with Edge Series models ) and diffusers such as MSAA112D can help soften the LED lights for better imagination results. The MSAK826W PhotoBox can besides help eliminate ambient light .
Helpful Tips for Imaging Coins
- ALWAYS turn off the built-in ring lights on the scope for slab shots. This is usually needed for any WHOLE non slabbed coin shot as well. The ring lights can be used for when viewing or inspecting coins under magnification.
- A white background is typically recommended (some people prefer gray or even black; black will help hide shadows created by side lighting).
- If you are viewing a “cameo proof” coin then remember that the mirrored surface area is just that…a mirror. To avoid getting a direct reflection of the actual scope or scope light bulbs, etc. (they will appear as these little green spots in the image)… simply tilt the scope until these spots or other reflected “artifacts” are out of the image (FOV) or “hidden” behind a non-mirrored area.
- The slightly tilted (without any noticeable distortion) scope trick is good for preventing those pesky overhead lights from interfering as well (a dome will help with this too). Simply tilt the scope away from any overheads and preferably towards a dark area.
- Oblique or angled “applied” external lighting used for your imaging (OTT lamp or other regular desktop lamp) helps a great deal. It will also help eliminate any scratches on the surface of the plastic slab AND it will help you attain a nice black “field” appearance on your proof coins. (PS: using purely diffused light will make the cameo look milky, which most people like but some do not. However, it will make things easier overall). Note: many of the professional shots in catalogs, etc. are taken using diffused light which is why so many of the proof coins have this “milky” field.
- The saturation feature in the software tools is good for all colored/toned coins (you can set it and still use for silver coins too). You can do miracles with this on toned coins without having to tilt the coin for effect AND it is not cheating (RGB white balance will actually ADD or SUBTRACT colors… a common trick to make gold more yellow, etc….saturation does not actually do this in the same way. Contrast can help with toned coins too. Of course, you do not want to over do it with these “real time” tools/settings.
- If you happen to have any “articulating” type lamps (like the ones used at the coin shows), then you can easily and cheaply convert these to VERY effective external light sources AND you can set a desired position without having to have a lamp light in your hand and moving it around and holding it while you get that perfect shot. You would need to get rid of that incandescent bulb and go to any hardware department to buy a “compact fluorescent” OR an LED bulb in “daylight white” realm.
- Follow these simple guidelines and with a bit of practice, inspecting and imaging coins will be a breeze.
More information :
Dino-Lite Coin Applications Video : hypertext transfer protocol : //youtu.be/4jGEcIUYwfA
Dino-Lite Coin Applications Pages : hypertext transfer protocol : //dinolite.us/coins
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