Go to home page Go to home page
Page Up

Coin Photography with Nikon Coolpix

This page is not generally advertised except to those interested in digital coin photography.

I've cobbled together a "stage" for photographing coins. The parts are from a flash bracket (Stroboframe LP Macro Flash Bracket) and the low profile quick release plate (Bogen/Manfrotto 3270) from a Bogen tripod. The merits of this device are the portability, the ability to orient the coin to catch the light (the slight adhesive quality of the cork on the Bogen quick mount allows 45 degree tilt), ability to shoot hand-held since the coin is connected to the lens, and the positioning of the stage parallel to the "film plane". Here's what it looks like:

CoinStroboframe-1.jpg  CoinStroboframe-2.jpg

Here are links to interesting web sites concerning the Nikon Coolpix:

Nikon 990 Firmware update 1.1

Nikon France Page en français

Nikon USA

Doug Smith's page on general digital photography

Digicams - Nikon Coolpix 990

Shortcourses.Com Nikon Coolpix 990

Imaging Resource Nikon Coolpix 990 Review
     Nikon Coolpix 990 Data Sheet
     Nikon Coolpix 990 Test Images

Online Resource Guide for the Nikon 990

DigiSnap 2000 to remotely trigger the shutter

Digital Secrets - Peter iNova's excellent web site and information on buying his (mandatory!) eBook, Mastering Nikon Digital Cameras 

Unofficial Nikon Coolpix 990 User Guide by Ching-Kuang Shene 

Using the COOL-LIGHT SL-1 with Coolpix cameras

This page last updated 27 Feb 2021

Page Up
Home Site Index Site Map Feedback New Items Tech Info Search

Online since 28 March 1998
Copyright ©1998-2021 Edward C. D. Hopkins, all rights reserved

Click button to support Parthia.com   Click button to validate this page as HTML 4.01 compliant Click button to validate this page as CSS 3 compliant