The USB microscope cameras we handle for jewelry documentation at
take-in, inventory records, E-Bay selling etc., have built-in LED
lights surrounding the lens. They produce a light that records as
white (daylight), BUT…because this is axial lighting we recommend
they NOT be used for photographing jewelry.
We created a number of unique accessories for photographing jewelry,
inclusions in diamonds, girdle inscriptions, etc., but we
do not include lighting accessories as users seem to have varying
needs. We are not in the lighting business, but I use these cameras
on a daily and continuous basis and I use the Dazor 3-tube Daylight
fluorescent light, often used in jewelry stores for diamond and
colored stone grading and available from many jewelry supply houses.
I like Frei & Borel at julesborel.com Ott lights also work well, as
will most daylight type fluorescents.
The proper lighting of the subject is paramount, and our small,
collapsible light boxes were designed specifically for these
cameras, as are the other fixtures we make to make these cameras
very easy to use. Incidentally, they work seamlessly with The Edge.
so they are ideal for quick inventory pics or repair take-in.
Having a good image of the repair job at take-in could save your
bacon if a problem arises downstream.
If you have any questions, call me any time at (563) 355-0891. Or
see the Dazor and the cameras at www.thelittlecameras.com
Anyone wishing further should contact e directly as I do
not feel comfortable using Orchid as a selling platform. Thank you.