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Thanks, yeah–I’m pretty darn pleased with the results. I think I see relief in the denticles and MPDs as the coin is turned.

This was sorta an accident from shooting with my lighting technique, but I noticed an improvement in relief doing it this way. IHCs have such low relief that normally only a few focus steps would capture much relief at all. But, when you angle the coin, you are effectively spreading the details of the coin over a greater amount of steps, so more detail is captured. You take more shots, but you also collect more relief data–a rough diagram of what’s happening.

flat coin vs. angled coin in focus steps

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