Nikon FA with MD-15 and 50mm f/1.2 (updated version)
Equipment used: Nikon D7000 with Really Right Stuff (RRF) right angle bracket, Carl Zeiss 50mm Makro Planar f/2, mounted on Gitzo 2220 with Acratech ball head. Hari and Sons light table, Manfrotto Super Clamp and 196 arm
Manual Exposure, ISO 100, f/11, 1/200 sec.
Strobist information: A black textured paper sweep was placed on the light table.
One Elinchrom FXR 200 (with snoot) on a Elinchrom Polystand was used to create the spot.
One Elinchrom FXR 400 (with 20X20 softbox) on a Elinchrom light stand was used to give the front lighting and also the light on the lens elements. The color on the lens elements is due to the coatings No gels were used. This was the fill light and was aimed up to prevent light falling on the background as well as front of the camera.
One Yongnuo 560 strobe with Adorama Flash Point 16X16 softbox. This was placed on the right to illuminate the right side of the camera and slightly pointed upwards to prevent light falling of the sweep underneath the camera. Most of the softbox was covered with a black cloth to prevent light spilling on the sweep (background). This strobe was mounted on a Manfrotto 196 two section arm fixed to a Manfrotto Super clamp.
All the three strobes were fired with cam's built-in flash set at 1/128 power in manual flash mode. An SG-3IR was used to make the camera’s flash output into an IR pulse and hence block all light from this flash.
This photograph is largely due to the effort of Rajasekhar (AKA RBP). If you like this image think of him! If don't like it then you know whom to blame:)!