Weight and Stuff Report – 10 December 2013

Weight: 222.2 pounds (15 stone 12.2 pounds, 100.8 kg)
Steps taken: 4,921

Hmmm, down a bit today. How random…

A while ago, some shop or other slipped me[1] some funny money. What should have been a shiny five pence piece turned out to be a US Dime. Well, it was something new for my neglected coin collection, so I wasn’t really bothered. More to the point, it had potential as a photographic subject.

I’ve always struggled to get good images of coins. Even using a macro lens, a tripod and a decent flash, it was a bit of a struggle. But with the Fujifilm X-E2, the 60mm Fuji lens and a secret weapon I’ll mention in another post, I got a pretty good shot hand held and with remarkably little effort. Here’s the first good one:

Dime

Dime

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/180s
Focal length: 60mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 10 December, 2013

And a not quite so good one of the other side:

Mmmmmmmmacro!

Mmmmmmmmacro!

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 60mm
ISO: 250
Taken: 10 December, 2013

For the benefit of those, like me, who aren’t familiar with US coinage, the actual diameter of this coin is a little under 18mm, or a little over 0.7″. So that’s quite some magnification in the images above.

[1] Inadvertently, I’m sure

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