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lizard
04-15-2007, 06:03 PM
So theres a little trick to get some major macro shots useing a 50mm lens reversed onto another lens = both front glass len's threaded together.

so I tried it today , quite hard to focus and very shallow DOF.(whats in focus)
as seen in this pic, still could be interesting with some more practice
heres the depth of field I have to work with , this is a drop of water on a leaf
50012


So heres the magnification that Iam getting
example 1
normal shot a spruce tree
50015



my normal macro shot using macro 1-1(lifesize) lens
50014

the shot with the reversed 50
50008




everyone knows a dandylion ......right?

heres a macro shot
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heres the reverse 50 shot , u can see the pollen on the stem :cool:
50010

Always broke
04-15-2007, 06:07 PM
What is the range of it set up like that James???



Cool pic's[36]

Mudgirl
04-15-2007, 06:09 PM
very cool

jesslee
04-15-2007, 06:17 PM
dude... those are awesome!! [38]

lizard
04-15-2007, 06:19 PM
range? its on a 100 macro ,focus is achieved by postion of camera to the subject but working distance is close to zero , lens is about an inch from subject and DOF is in mm

Taxidermy
04-15-2007, 06:20 PM
cool [cheers]

Troy
04-15-2007, 06:46 PM
that would be sweet for taking pics of that special "herb" in the greenhouse:cool:

Always broke
04-15-2007, 08:06 PM
that would be sweet for taking pics of that special "herb" in the greenhouse:cool:Good for checking for bugs eh!:dontknow:

BC_4RUNNER
04-15-2007, 08:12 PM
Nice James, very interesting.

REDNECK-WELDING
04-15-2007, 08:49 PM
wow those are awsome..how much does a camera like that run you if you dont mind me asking..very cool pics

nykoma
04-15-2007, 09:28 PM
wow thats some great pictures , wouldv'e never thought you get focus that close to something[36]

lizard
04-15-2007, 09:37 PM
wow those are awsome..how much does a camera like that run you if you dont mind me asking..very cool pics

cameras about 6-800 ....+ lens , lens are from 125 -5000

MundusPax
04-15-2007, 09:58 PM
shit man, sweet pics

BrentG
04-15-2007, 10:16 PM
looks wicked, I wish I had the patience to do that kind of stuff

showoff
04-15-2007, 10:19 PM
very cool pics ,and that's what gets my allergies all fucked up lol ahhhhhhhhchew

Evan the Blue
04-16-2007, 06:11 AM
Thats a dam cool trick .... going to try that [cheers] Liz

bob
04-16-2007, 07:52 AM
Try this for a 'fisheye" view, a lot cheaper then a fisheye lens, just take it from your front door

RIFF RAFF
04-16-2007, 08:18 AM
wow the macro makes even the ugly things beautiful...[36]

mista fitz
04-16-2007, 02:05 PM
Cool lizard.. I've heard of this trick before. Have you considered getting a ring flash to light up the shots? It goes around the front of the lens. It would allow you to get a LITTLE more DOF since you'd be able to step up the F Stop with the extra lighting.

Great results with the reversed 50mm though!

Stoleit
04-16-2007, 02:14 PM
Nice pics..[36]

BrokenToy
04-16-2007, 04:26 PM
pretty damn cool [cheers]
really liked the insect shots you did before, should be interestin with this method

kootenaycat
04-16-2007, 10:19 PM
Cool shots Liz! Never seen pollen in a pic like that!

Big_Ern
04-17-2007, 02:21 PM
Holy fawk James:eek: thats awesome[36] Cool cheap trick to re-use your existing more useful lenses rather than just buying a macro lens:cool:

lizard
04-17-2007, 05:20 PM
Cool lizard.. I've heard of this trick before. Have you considered getting a ring flash to light up the shots? It goes around the front of the lens. It would allow you to get a LITTLE more DOF since you'd be able to step up the F Stop with the extra lighting.

Great results with the reversed 50mm though!


Iwant one but there 4-600$ but the baby diapers keep my camera savings down :(

ryan77
04-17-2007, 08:12 PM
woah that looks really cool

mista fitz
04-19-2007, 04:27 PM
Iwant one but there 4-600$ but the baby diapers keep my camera savings down :(

ouch. I didn't know they were that much. There's these cheap little slave flashes for $20 at london drugs.. might help? I've got a lot of use out of them.