Nikon 200mm f5.6 C medical macro lens for bug shooting?

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    does it even fit on the regular dslr? I can't tell if it uses a special mount, or standard nikon mount
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    I'm not quite sure. This photog said the tested it on the sellers d2x and uses it on his canon. I can only guess that it is an pre-ai, ai, or ais lens.
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    Based on this thread on flickr it looks like they are pre-ai which means they can be mounted without modification on certain bodies and with the AI mod on others.
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    This is a flat out crazy lens:



    (http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/special/250medical.htm)
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    Yeah I wish I had an extra $400 bucks for it! It would be fun to chase bugs as I usually just focus to 1:1 and leave it there, moving back and forth to focus.

    It would be cool to use the flash mounted in it as fill to your main off camera too.

    It would seem to be a great lens for focus stacking on a rail too.
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    I wish they still made these crazy optical devices still. Every now and then something cool will come along, like Sigma's 500/2.8 and 1m/5.6, or Fuji's IS Pro kit, but true "coolness" seems few and far between these days.
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    Very specific! But would be fun to use no less.

    I'm not sure. I would have to call KEH and ask for the serial number to be for sure.
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    My guess is based on the color chart on the front end of the lens. The 1962 model has a black and white chart.

    Before I bought something like that I would want to make sure the ring flash still works as well as the modeling lights or at least be able to get new flash tubes and lights Be a shame to have a lens with those abilities but not have them working.
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    Nikon does make a 200mm f4 micro.
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    ^^ this is a whole system that consists of multiple front elements designed to be used in conjunction with a lens with a built-in ring flash and f-ratio compensation to account for magnification. Like I said, it's a crazy lens.
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    Yep! [url="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006I5J5/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hdiumds-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00006I5J5]Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras[/url]
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    Yes they do. At a much different price point without extension tubes or a ring flash. I mean your talking about a thousand dollars more before you add those items. Obviously I want a 200mm f4 micro. I could also go for the 200mm f4 ai/ais micro as well. I know about these lens. I was just wondering if anybody has used this lens. Doesn't anyone like to just have fun with photography as a hobby anymore or is it only the latest and greatest that is needed these days?
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    No. Only hipsters.

    Yes, shamefully.

    Mark

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