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April 1989

Total Body Photographs of Dysplastic Nevi-Reply

Author Affiliations

Medical Photographer, Photography Section Department of Dermatology New York University Medical Center 562 First Ave New York, NY 10016

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(4):566-567. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670160114029

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In Reply.—  Schosser et al consider that "any modern single-lens reflex camera body fitted with a macro lens is satisfactory." Although this is generally true single-lens reflex cameras vary in durability and the quality of macro lenses also varies. We are pleased with Nikon systems we use.We shot 2.5 ft from the subject so the image that is viewed on our viewer (460 Ektagraphic) we project as half its actual size.The studio lighting that we use is made by Speedotron (Model 1201A). There are two diffused lights set at a 45-degree angle to the patient. Although use of an on-camera strobe light can be effective, the use of the above equipment eliminates many of the problems encountered with such a strobe light. There are modeling lights so that one can see how well the subject is lit. This is especially true when 1:1 photographs are being taken. On-camera strobe lighting

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