Yashica Dental Eye - No Longer For The Teeth

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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 on 2009-09-10 #people #gear #yashica #macro #review #35mm-camera #yashica-dental-eye #close-up-photography

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39 Comments

  1. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    WOW!!!!!! Amazing!!!

  2. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

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

  3. stinketier
    stinketier ·

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

  4. callumbum
    callumbum ·

    i want one! more teeth pictures though!!!

  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.

  6. mattydk
    mattydk ·

    dude, this camera is nuts!! Awesome gallery

  7. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i want it! :D

  8. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    TOLL

  9. stouf
    stouf ·

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

  10. vicuna
    vicuna ·

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

  11. zark
    zark ·

    Awesomely amazing!

  12. zoe191
    zoe191 ·

    cool! lucky find!

  13. alpacaangel
    alpacaangel ·

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

  14. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    SHEEET i want one! such a great bargain

  15. larslau
    larslau ·

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

  16. deeseeohecks
    deeseeohecks ·

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

  17. dogma
    dogma ·

    wow amazing gem!

  18. laineyrocks
    laineyrocks ·

    that camera looks amazing

  19. moochie_lomo
    moochie_lomo ·

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

  20. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Good job on the review and the photos.

  21. charwang
    charwang ·

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

  22. singleelderly
    singleelderly ·

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

  23. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    i wanna shot my cat eyes with this camera wooohoooo!

  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.

  25. lovesmesumcake
    lovesmesumcake ·

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

  26. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

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

  27. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

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

  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!

  29. clichecliche44
    clichecliche44 ·

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

  30. skullnbone
    skullnbone ·

    class photos

  31. tracyvmoore
    tracyvmoore ·

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

  32. danie
    danie ·

    sounds interesting!:)

  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!

  34. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Amazing gallery!!

  35. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    I love this :) Great shots!

  36. jeyku
    jeyku ·

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

  37. bigproductions
    bigproductions ·

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

  38. detroitlomo
    detroitlomo ·

    what kind of batteries does this beauty take?

  39. blue-dog

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