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    macro

    I've been using my medical nikkor since the 70's still working great. There are two available, I have the older one. None better for extreme macro. My Metz potato masher works great for middle macro with my 55mm nikkor with the head next to the lens and a white card on the other side.

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    Hey, Dan!

    Can we also curse EKCo for dropping Panatomic-X?
    Enjoy;

    Ralph Javins, Latte Land, Washington

    When they ask you; "How many Mega Pixels you got in your camera?"
    just tell them; "I use activated silver bromide crystals tor my image storage media."

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    Here's a book I'd recommend picking up:

    The Nature Photographer's Complete Guide To Professional Field Techniques, written by John Shaw. ISBN # is 0-8174-5006-8 . There's a section in this book that discusses ring flashes and other closeup rigs. Specifically John Shaw's homemade "Butterfly" bracket. Well worth the read.

    -J
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    Yashica Dental Eye!!!

    I /severely/ reccomend a Yashica Dental Eye (I have a III. I got one a year or so ago for $50 from a dentist, hadn't been used more than a few times. Has an amazing 100mm f4 lens with ringflash; 2 or all 3 elements (or none) possible to fire for various effect. You can get them on ebay $75-150; they come in a real cool case, too.

    Only drawback is the thing's pretty automatic (not focus of course!); only adjustments possible are +- 2 stop exposure; the shutter and aperture are auto. Fixed lens. Plus film speed is DX only. But with the high light you get a pretty good DOF, plus a real interesting 'chromium' relief look that has to be seen to be appreciated. (I shoot stuff like leaves, mosses, plant parts with this).

    Farthest focus is about 2m - there's youtr infinity for macro! I think it might make a decent portrait lens, actually (flash off!).

    I don't feel the need for any other ringflash setup with this; it's perfect for me.
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    Robert J. Liebermann
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    Dental Eye II is excellent for Macros and good for portraits too.

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    "While you're out there smashing the state, don't forget to keep a smile on your lips and a song in your heart!"

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