Stay in the Loupe (photog tips from @thedamus)

5개월 전

Hi friends,

If you are interested in precious metals and iphonephotography as i am, then have a look at this secret weapon!

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I’m talking about that little black clip thingy. Of course there’s a standard 16x loupe in the photo too (as well as a Morgan Dollar for scale), but i’m talking now about the clip. Basically, it just clips on to your iPhone (or android) and provides a macro lense for close up pics. Check it out:

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Versus looking through a loupe,

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I have found i use it even when i’m not taking photos as the above Loupe is kinda’ fussy, although i still break it out time to time. Anyway, the attachment came with a wide-angle as well which gets screwed on, but i haven’t bothered, as i use this piece mostly for coins and rounds. I believe it can be bought at practically any good big drugstore for like $20, or surely at a camera shop, but it will really do wonders for your pictures when ya’ wanna’ show off some details.

Another tip is this: diffused lighting works the best for silver. Don’t try and shoot your silver in direct light — it’s too damn shiny! — and make sure you have sharp focus, even if ya have to pull back a bit from the subject, and then crop into your photo so the coin/round doesn’t look so small.

Happy snappin’!

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Cheers! from @thedamus
📸📸👈😡⚡️😁👉📷📷

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good pictures, good work

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I enjoy my loupe. It is one of the first supply I bought when I started stacking. It is always at my desk, and love just looking at my coins and rounds through the loupe, hehehe!!!

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The close up view really takes one into the coin — good fun 😁

I use a real camera to take photos of my coins but changing lens and to try to focusing it is a pain in the ass.

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I do almost all of my Steeming on my phone, so it makes sense to just have pics load to gallery. Also, the clip-on thing takes about 1/2 sec to attach. 😎👍

What a bad ass way to photograph your coins! I will me borrow this method thanks for sharing.

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You’ll love it!

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I gotta get me one of those.

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No more squinting!

That clip on one is sweet! I'm always trying to hold the loop up to my phone and then try to get the part I want, all while moving it farther and closer to get it to focus. I need to invest in one of the clip on kind.

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Oh man, it’s a breeze. And, you can look at coin with BOTH eyes at the same time!
You’ll like it vg 👍

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I just saw a full set of the clip on ones on Amazon for $16! It has all sorts of shit to hook to your phone to take pics with. Might have to toss it in my shopping cart and give it a test run.

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Sweet! Mine came with a wide and a fish-eye as well, but i’ve only ever used the macro — it’s actually a pretty low-quality plastic lense 😜

If you want your coins to have a macro shot, send them to thedamus and he will take the pic and keep the coin as payment,

Lol

Nice images btw buddy, them little clip on lense are impressive

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For such a trivial piece it really works good 👍

Good tips photo-ninja! It took me a while to learn the pull back and crop tip but it works great for a crisp photo.

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Cheers summertooth. I’m still learning too
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excellent device. very practical!!

Wow it really works,excellent ideas dear.

Wow!, thanks for the tips!! ♡