I have taken hundreds of photos of archaeological artifacts and have done a lot of copywork with a 55mm 3.5 AI lens on a F2A, and it is one of my favorite lenses. If you have not done much macro work, one piece of advice would be to systematically check the range of focus with the depth of field preview. It is definitely an advantage to have a camera with that feature, unless you are photographing in low light for some reason.
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