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Offline africancoins

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USB microscopes
« on: October 22, 2010, 12:18:48 AM »
I got one of these today... I have had a go at getting an assortment of images to test it out...

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

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Re: USB microscopes
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 02:27:11 AM »
Looks like good fun, Paul. Do the images feed right into the 'puter? What's the brand name of the Microscope? How far can it enlarge?

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Re: USB microscopes
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 11:31:37 PM »
(a) Yes.
(b) Celestron.
(c) magnification stated at times 10 to times 40 and then times 150. (Nothing inbetween times 40 and times 150 and scales quoted are said to be as on a 19 inch monitor.

More images...

These are all reduced to quarter length and quarter width of the original image. The token is quite a small one.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

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Re: USB microscopes
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 12:27:33 AM »
Neat stuff. (That also goes for the token)

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- Windows XP 32 & 64 bit, Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit
     -Users of Windows 7  32 & 64 bit, existing owners may have to download a new version of the software.
- MAC Version 10.4.9 and higher

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Re: USB microscopes
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 12:30:32 AM »
I was given one of these USB microscops last Christmas, (not the same type as Paul's)
The trouble I had was that it was a digital microscope - not an optical one, quite a difference
as a digital one takes a scan one size then enlarges it, whereas an optical one takes a better
quality scan in the first place.  Now I can get up to 1200dpi with the scanner, so by enlarging
this scan on the computer I ended up with a better quality image than the microscope.  I took mine back.....
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: USB microscopes
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 03:35:04 PM »
I also have one that plugs into the USB its good but doesn't like my 64 bit PC so have to use it on my old XP machine.

a couple of images; an Aussie dollar coin.. ELIZ....


and a hallmark on a teaspoon...

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