I've struggled to take nice, clear photos of coins. Silver coins seem especially dificult. They can quickly become mirrors. I'm now using a Nikon Coolpix. For close-ups I have rigged up a device to use my OLD binocular microscope. It invloves the macro setting on my camera and a toilet paper tube. Don't laugh it works pretty well. Here's a photo of my set-up less camera and an example of what it can do on a Morgan Dollar. The black spot is an artifact of the microscope. Like I said, it's old.
I am not having much luck with taking quality macro photos with my Samsung galaxy s5., or anything else for that matter.Does anyone have a quick coin photography lesson or pointers we could share on this blog? What kind of lighting for copper, silver, what size and resolution for posting here on ANA site etc.Thank you