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03-09-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Lester Dine macro question

Great lenses. My question is simple: has anyone ever seen a dentist use one? I never have, and my wife says she would leave the office if the dentist started taking pictures. Maybe I don't go often enough.

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Funny questions. I have one, too. My girlfriend teaches at a dental school, she says a lot of the residents have photo equipment to document their cases. I guess you can not really complain there.
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My friends in dental school take pictures of their fillings etc for their records. I imagine they are used more in academia than in practice. In a dentists office they are mainly looking to diagnose and fix problems, rather than record and share cases.
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I had some orthodontic work done a few years ago and the specialist used a Nikon P&S of some description. Not even the waterproof model...

He was part time teaching at the dental school so was both keeping records and using the more interesting cases as teaching examples.

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Well I haven't seen one used by a dentist either. I can imagine they may have at one time and at least some may still use them in a lab.
I found mine collecting dust at a local camera shop and the old man said he actually got it from a dentist who was the original owner.
I've seen a few photos of this lens, but not any with the the guide sticker still on it. So posting some here for posterity and for the pleasure of the lens fetishists









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03-21-2009, 09:58 AM   #6
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fyi...I just posted this lens FS in the marketplace, if anyone is interested.

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