Adjustable Platform for coin photography

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Adjustable Platform for coin photography

Post by SP67 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:36 pm

Here is a tip-tilt platform I recently developed. Nothing very complicated, but it helps a lot for taking pictures of your favorite coin errors.

The platform allows to tilt your coin in any angle over +/- 45 degrees.

You can now optimize the rendering of the feature you want to highlight.

Cost: 16$ including shipping in Canada.

The set includes 2 inserts to accommodate various coin sizes.

Just send me a private message if you are interested to get a set or need more information.

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You can find some discussion here on the French side of Coinsandcanada.

Most of you know that it's not always easy to put in evidence the beauty of our coins or specific errors. We can obviously play around with the projection angle of the light source, but in many cases, this is not enough.
The additional trick is to adjust the coin's viewing angle (tilt) with the camera. Unfortunately, most of the time our setup makes it difficult to tilt the coin to large angles, unless you tweak temporary supports that may not be stable or ergonomic.

This new platform is based on a hemisphere sitting over a 3-point base. This configuration allows the angle of the sphere to be adjusted in all directions. The flat side of the hemisphere contains a series of rings adjusted to Canadian coin sizes, from 1 cent to 1 $ silver. A raised border keeps the coin safely in place. A set of inserts allow various coins size.

This small tip-tilt base is easy to use and very practical. I'm using it almost every day now, in combination with my Celestron USB microscope.

This picture shows the rendering improvment. The left side is based on conventional lighning from the microscope. The clash is barely seen. The middle picture is taken with an external light. Some improvment, but not the best. The right image has been optimize by tilting the coin to get the best contrast on the clash.
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Re: Adjustable Platform for coin photography

Post by SP67 » Thu May 20, 2021 1:32 pm

I just completed the manufacturing of a new batch of this tip/tilt mount.

The price is still 16$, including shipping.

It's a very useful tool for coin photography. You can safely adjust the coin angle with respect to the camera to maximize the image quality and contrast without manipulating directly the coin.

For example, many of you know that Die Clashes are especially tough to grab pictures. With this new adjustment you can easily increase the clash mark contrast for your own reference database or for coin selling.

Just contact me you you need more information.


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Re: Adjustable Platform for coin photography

Post by 09rich15 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:25 am

Re: Your "adjustable platform for coin photography. --- Do you ship to the USA? --- If so, What would the S&H charges be and could I get any discount if I were to buy a 2nd one for a friend of mine? --- Thanks

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Re: Adjustable Platform for coin photography

Post by SP67 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:52 pm

Hi 09rich15
I can certainly ship to USA.
Can you provide your Zip code? You will be the first un USA to get this gizmo. :D

Unfortunatly i have virtually no margin on Price except combining shipping. I'll see what i can do.

Thanks for your interest.

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