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1982 American Nickel (Reverse) | by yaybiscuits123
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1982 American Nickel (Reverse)

I took this while trying to see if I could make my macro photographs bigger by using a flashlight as a lighting aid. I also learned that coins like this actually look better the further away you're zoomed anyway, because you see less of the nicks and scratches.


I came up with about 55 pixels per millimeter as the best ratio for my camera's macro mode while testing, but that's when the photos are kind of grainy and pixelated, at the 10 megapixel size, before I shrink them.

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Taken on September 19, 2009