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    Lighting unit for photomacrography

    Started to photograph a collection of small Indian artifacts for our local museum. For the larger objects like bowls, a small standard studio lighting setup worked out fine. But for photographing hundreds of smaller artifacts, needed to have a very controllable multi light setup in order to accentuate the surfaces and textures of each of the objects. Was able to acquire 2 Bogen Light Modulators, one working and one not. Combined both into one unit with the ability now to use up to 6 separate lighting sources, and a "background" lightbox under the object. Please forgive the out of alignment glass object stage, this was the first time I turned on the Bogen to see if everything was wired correctly and working. Still have to label the switches with their corresponding lamp heads. In addition also have two Nikon MKII fiber lighting units with dual fiber optic lights on each unit. For the work at the museum will be using a Nikon D850 with various macro lenses. After that can't wait to use the unit with my Nikon Multiphot to shoot 4x5s.
    Comments welcome.
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    Re: Lighting unit for photomacrography

    To this day I kick myself for having sold my Multiphot...which had been given to me by a local anatomy dept - complete setup with all the lenses, backs, tubes, etc. Just an amazing device for its intended purpose. Rock Solid. Precise. Elegant. Brilliant.

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    Re: Lighting unit for photomacrography

    Quote Originally Posted by John Layton View Post
    To this day I kick myself for having sold my Multiphot...which had been given to me by a local anatomy dept - complete setup with all the lenses, backs, tubes, etc. Just an amazing device for its intended purpose. Rock Solid. Precise. Elegant. Brilliant.
    Took me about 10 years to build mine part by part. Fortunately I acquired the lenses first, when they were affordable. Still the Half Mirror and the Lieberkuehn Mirrors have always eluded me. Have seen them up on eBay a few times, but my highest bid was always exceeded by several hundred dollars.

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