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So what happens when you shoot a XF to low AU coin? The results are mixed, because enough luster has been compromised by wear as well as enough surface chatter to be distracting. Here’s the same coin shot with two methods.

First, my method using stacking. While not nearly as bad as the coin above, it still amplifies surface chatter and discoloration to the point it looks cleaned:

Then shot with diffuse, directional light. The result has far more accurate color and tone:


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