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Yashica Dental Eye - No Longer For The Teeth

Yes, there are new uses for specialized camera Yashica Dental Eye. Befriend a dentist now and get your hands on one of these!

I just found this amazing camera at a yard sale. It is called a Yashica Dental eye, based on the Yashica FX-3 Super Body which has been extensively modified . A one piece single lens reflex camera with focal plane shutter and built in flash. It was sold to me by a dentist who used it in his practice for many years.The camera is packed in a tight little case which looked like a makeup case with foam cut to fit the cameras contour. When I first saw it I thought it was one of those odd telephoto lenses with the big black dot in the middle of the glass. I picked it up and realized it was a ring flash built into the lens. The camera is auto exposure sync with the flash at 125th second, you just set the ASA and get to work. It has a 55 mm F1:4 Macro non removable manual lens.

This camera is for close up shooting only. The lens has a built in ring flash with a little b light for focusing. The battery pack for the ring flash looks like a motor drive. The ring flash shooting gives off a nice even almost shadowless natural light. I can not Imagine how he used this 55 mm on his patients; he had to have been pretty close to them, within inches. This camera got bad reviews for making the patients uncomfortable because the doctor had to get so close. Yashica made a few more models of this camera with 100 mm lens so the doctor does not have to work as close to the patient.
I have been using this Dental eye for close up shooting for little insects and super close ups of flowers.

written by blue-dog

39 comments

  1. ndroo

    ndroo

    WOW!!!!!! Amazing!!!

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  2. cyan-shine

    cyan-shine

    OMFG !!!!!! T3H H4xX0rZ !!!! Phantastic !!!

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  3. stinketier

    stinketier

    What The Hell, This Camera Is Amazing!!!!

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  4. callumbum

    callumbum

    i want one! more teeth pictures though!!!

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  5. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    This camera is right up my alley. Wish these were easier to find. Thanks for the review and the great gallery.

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  6. mattydk

    mattydk

    dude, this camera is nuts!! Awesome gallery

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  7. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i want it! :D

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  8. wil6ka

    wil6ka

    TOLL

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  9. stouf

    stouf

    HOHOHO !!! Never heard of it ! Turned your macro shots into masterpieces !!! Excellent !

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  10. vicuna

    vicuna

    Wow!! What a camera!! And the macro shots are beautiful!!

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  11. zark

    zark

    Awesomely amazing!

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  12. zoe191

    zoe191

    cool! lucky find!

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  13. alpacaangel

    alpacaangel

    great art-tickle . it looks like some of us have our jaws dropping on this camera

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  14. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    SHEEET i want one! such a great bargain

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  15. larslau

    larslau

    Amazing gallery. Without a doubt this is the Camera review of the week!

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  16. deeseeohecks

    deeseeohecks

    Awesome camera! I wonder how it would work on a night out???

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  17. dogma

    dogma

    wow amazing gem!

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  18. laineyrocks

    laineyrocks

    that camera looks amazing

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  19. moochie_lomo

    moochie_lomo

    Awesome! I love macro & this is bordering on Ultimate Macro(tm)! LOL. Excellent shots!!

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  20. kdstevens

    kdstevens

    Good job on the review and the photos.

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  21. charwang

    charwang

    absolutely amazing. i love the macro. kind of reminds me of national geographic.

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  22. singleelderly

    singleelderly

    It's an interesting camera! nice closeup photo : )

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  23. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    i wanna shot my cat eyes with this camera wooohoooo!

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  24. cubilas

    cubilas

    nice camera! the sharpness! I'ld like to see some pictures of eyes or noses or fingers or objects. Cool shots though, it's like looking into a copy of national geographic.

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  25. lovesmesumcake

    lovesmesumcake

    Omigod, this is incredible and I NEED one of these!!

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  26. blue-dog

    blue-dog

    Thank you all for your comments and shared wonderment for such a great new camera find.

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  27. blue-dog

    blue-dog

    deeseeohecks; yah taking it to a club could be nuts...
    charwang and cubilas Wow National Geographic thank you.

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  28. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    That is one of the best yard sale finds in the history of yard sales. Great shots!! I love macro photography. Gonna have to find me one of these. Thanks for introducing it to us!

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  29. clichecliche44

    clichecliche44

    I want one nowwwwww. But please stop taking pictures of bugs.

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  30. skullnbone

    skullnbone

    class photos
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  31. tracyvmoore

    tracyvmoore

    WoW!!! I love these shots! Great review. I want one now ;) haha.

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  32. danie

    sounds interesting!:)
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  33. pulex

    pulex

    wow! years ago i worked for yashica in summer, if i knew back then that im would be an analog freak nowadays! i could have get this cheap as hell or for free, we had them lying round!

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  34. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Amazing gallery!!

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  35. ihave2pillows

    ihave2pillows

    I love this :) Great shots!

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  36. jeyku

    i've just tracked one of these...looking forward to giving it a play

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  37. bigproductions

    Found one of these yesterday,10 bucks, any one know where to get user manual?
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  38. detroitlomo

    detroitlomo

    what kind of batteries does this beauty take?

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  39. blue-dog

    blue-dog

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