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I don't want to RENT software!!!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 21:06 UTC as 817th comment
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Frank Bungartz: Like the much older 60mm Micro Nikkor this lens has ONLY a front lens filter thread. This means that the R1C1 Macro Flash can only be attached to the front lens element and not to the barrel of the lens. The weight of several macro flash heads (up to eight possible) is considerable.
For the 60 mm Micro Nikkor Nikon therefore provides the more than flimsy UR-5 adapter ring, so that the R1C1 can be attached to the barrel and not the front element of the lens. The new 40 mm DX Macro does not permit this. The R1C1 can ONLY be attached to the front lens, not the barrel. This incurs considerable wear on that extruding and moving front element and essentially means that this new MACRO lens is incompatible with Nikon's own Macro flash. Incredible!

Confirmed this fact with Nikon support: "The R1C1 is not recommended for this lens because the flash units can only mount to the front of the lens and not the lens barrel. This would add too much weight to the front of the lens. "

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 22:15 UTC
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