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Old Aug 3, 2002, 8:03 PM   #1
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Default Macrophotography with Nikon Digital SLR's

Hi folks, I have several macro systems I use with my Nikon film SLR's, PB-6 Bellows and the massive Nikon Multiphot. From what I've seen from the D100 info it appears that the metering system won't work with this type of application. Am I mistaken or will the D1X or Fuji S2 work in this mode? I need more magnification than what the 60mm Macro Nikkor can manage on its own. Thanks, Charley
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Old Aug 4, 2002, 4:15 AM   #2
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The MultiPhot is AI or AIS isn't it? If so, you should have no trouble at all with a D1x/h in aperture priority or manual. With the D100 you'd have to meter using the histogram/test shot method as there is no real way to use an external light meter effectively.

Have you considered the 200 Micro and a tube-set? I know the MultiPhot set will get you to ~40x, but in the field you'll be restricted to the two more conservative lenses anyway...
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Old Aug 4, 2002, 2:37 PM   #3
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Thanks Ron, The Multiphot has just the simplest of Nikon mounts, much like the PB-6 Bellows, not AI or AIS. I use this setup in my lab, often in conjunction with my Zeiss Pol microscope. For field work I use the PB-6 bellows. I know the Multiphot is abit dated, but it does have great stability and flexibility as long as you don't have to move it...
Regards, Charley
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Your best bet then is to use seat-of-the-pants reckoning for the first exposure, and check your histogram, regardless of which D-series digital body you use. Make adjustments based on the actual exposure shown on the histogram.
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