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my 1st reversed lens macro shot

 
mahanee
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Jan 23, 2004 16:14 |  #1

using G3 with nikkor 50mm reversed,
digital iso 50, 1/160, 5.6, 420EX

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Jan 23, 2004 17:13 |  #2

Shot is great, subject...............​but it doesn't depend on you :D
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Jan 23, 2004 18:32 |  #3

Awesome shot,. one of the best "reversed" lens shots I've seen for pure clarity!


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Jan 24, 2004 05:49 |  #4

Whow! :shock: How did you take this pic? Does inverting simple close-up lenses have the same effect?

Very well done! Impressive :)




  
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Jan 24, 2004 06:32 |  #5

Great shot.

Can you tell us something about the technique you used? It's new to me

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Jan 24, 2004 10:42 |  #6

As stated already, great shot. The sharpness is amazing.
Like others would like to know more about how to "reverse" lens, mainly is there some form of adapter you must have to be able to reverse the 50mm lense. Seems there must be. Heard of technique several times but don't understand key point of how to connect lense reversed to camera.
Again great shot and look forward to seeing others.


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Jan 24, 2004 11:27 |  #7

The "Reversed" lens trick is an old tried and true macro tool,..

You take a standard lens,. (usually a 500mm... it will not actually connect to your camera so ANY 50mm.. manual focus FD is a good choice)

Then you need to get a thread reverser/adapter. B&H sells them ,. it is like a sted down ring,. but the threads are reversed on one side so you can mount two lenses face to face....

You mount the second 50mm to the front of your existing lens.. be it a lensmate on a "G" series,. or to the front of your 50mm f/1.8 on your 10D,. and thats it. Peice of cake...


...untill you try to use it! Obviously manual focus and extreme close distances as well as narrow depth of feild...

Again if you can find an old FD or other manual lens you are better off,. as then you can change aperture as well on the reversed lens.

//if you dig deep into the G3 forum,. you will find a thread with detailed deicription and images in it... :)


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Jan 25, 2004 09:54 |  #8

here`s the link about reversed lens on G3 ..
so sorry it`s in indonesian`s languange, but i`m sure the pictures on it can explain without reading...

my macro shot above also using this way article .. but i didn`t use a bracket flash and a off shoe cord for my 420EX ..
http://fotografer.net …artikel/57/Arti​kel_p1.jpg (external link)


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Jan 25, 2004 09:58 |  #9

Incredible. I have to get into this type of macrophotography. Lotsa wow-factor here!


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Jan 25, 2004 10:44 |  #10

mahanee wrote:
here`s the link about reversed lens on G3 ..
so sorry it`s in indonesian`s languange, but i`m sure the pictures on it can explain without reading...

my macro shot above also using this way article .. but i didn`t use a bracket flash and a off shoe cord for my 420EX ..
http://fotografer.net …artikel/57/Arti​kel_p1.jpg (external link)

After I found the article (you're link was missing). I searched google for a translator and... found one.

So here is the article in english (it's a machine translation!) in PDF format.Happy reading,martin (external link)


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Jan 25, 2004 11:11 |  #11

yes, u right .. even the writer ( Mr. Azwar H.K) wrote that his article is translated n based on MARK PLONSKY`S article ..
but too bad mark plonsky`s didn`t take a picture of the set of reversed lens on G3 on his article .. he only put a sample picture..
with a picture of the stuff, it will be more easier to make e reversed lens technic on G3 :D


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Jan 25, 2004 13:31 |  #12

I have been playing around a bit using this technique. Holding all loose parts in your hand isn't easy :D , but here are some first results.

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The above image was taken with the macro feature of a Canon Powershot A70 to compare the reverse lens result. (I never thought my keyboard was that dirty :( )

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This is also taken with the A70, but now holding a Prakticar 50mm f1.8 reverse in front of it. The f1.8 seems to be important. I also tried it with a Canon 28-105 f3.5-4.5 zoom, but this gives only a small viewfield with a lot of black around it.

Anyway it looks promising and Iwill keep playing with it. I'll get some reversing rings first.

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Jan 29, 2004 18:45 |  #13

mahanee,

What Nikkor 50 mm lense did you use. I tried the technique last week with a 50 mm F1.8 AI Lense, lensemate adapter and reversing ring and had a fair amount of vignetting.

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Jan 30, 2004 08:37 |  #14

Stunning photo.

PaulD wrote:
mahanee,

What Nikkor 50 mm lense did you use. I tried the technique last week with a 50 mm F1.8 AI Lense, lensemate adapter and reversing ring and had a fair amount of vignetting.

Paul

if you had to get a lens, get one with a larger aperture. You will still get vignetting. The larger the aperture the more you can get in.
YOu can buy a Canon 50mm 1.4 lens for under 40 dollars. I also have a canon 50mm 1.8 and there is a world of difference. Also set both your manual focus and lens set to infinity. From there kinda move in and sway back to find a point of focus. I find this works best.

I have never messed with the aperture on the 50 mm because you cant get enough in the picture. The only aperture i use would be the one on the g3, set that to f8. ill post some images on my site detailing this procedure

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Jan 30, 2004 08:52 |  #15

I play also with these kind of toys and my G3.
Before having a 50mmf/1.8, I tried with a 35-105f3.5-4.5 (not 100% sure), and noticed that the smaller the focale, the bigger the subject on the picture. So at 35mm, the subject was bigger than the 105 mm.
In the second-hand shop where I bought my 50mm, the owner (who luckily knew the trick and helped me search for a lens) said that was true, and with a 28mm the object should be nearer. (But I'm still in search for a second hand 28mmf1.8 or something like that)
Anyone's trying?


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