Lester Wareham wrote in post #18450350
BTW, I used to use a reverse 28mm lens for macro in my film days (old Canon FD system back in the 70s), very hard way to do macro although a lot easier with digital, so well done.
I have really been experimenting with reverse-macro. Thomas Shahan has done a lot of great work with reversing 28 and 50mm Pentax/Vivitar lenses.
I use 3 focal lengths mainly 50mm, 28mm, and 20mm ... on 2 bodies (a FF and APS-C).
- A 50mm lens reversed on a FF = 1.1x (on an APS-C = 1.7x);
- 28mm lens reversed on a FF = 2.1x (on an APS-C = 3.2x);
- 20mm lens reversed on a FF = 3.4x (on an APS-C = 5.1x).
I use these primarily for studio, but also (as in this case) the field.
If someone doesn't want to carry 3 lenses, there are also certain AI-S manual zoom
lenses that go from 1:4 (1/4x) ... all the way up to 3x ... and to me are just terrific macros for the field.
I do have a dedicated 1:1 macro too, which I use mostly, but sometimes it's nice to get in there close