Amazing macro!

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  1. pursuer

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    This reversed lens technique really is addictive, I tried it on various plant leaves and was blown away by the results. Not only can you make out the cellular structure, but the stomata are visible in a couple of the photos. I had no idea this was possible without a microscope.

    I used a my 200mm zoom with a 50mm prime reversed in front. I held the leaves with a close pin and used a flash light to light them from behind.

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    WOW! Awesome! This is addicting isnt it? i have been doing this for 2 days now nonstop!
     
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    Excellent work, and very original. It has surprised to me pleasingly. Good work. Greetings from Spain.

    Excelente trabajo, y muy original. Me ha sorprendido gratamente. Buen trabajo. Saludos desde España.
     
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    Now that's CLOSE up! Good shots - very abstract!

    Rob
     
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    nice, youve gone from macro to microscope!
     
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    That's it. Yes. From Macro to Microscope.
    What a magnification!
    How could you hold your hands so steady?
     
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    thats incredible. I think i'm going to add that to my list of things to try.
     
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    Woah, that is impressive. Can I ask how you meter for that?
     
  9. pursuer

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    Thanks guys, LaFoto I didn't have to hold the camera. I set it up on a table with the reversed lens just sitting in place and used a 10sec mirror lockup to let the vibrations from pressing the shutter release die down.

    ZaphodB, Im shooting digital so I just let the histogram guide me, trial and error basically.
     
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    Ah ok thanks, I was just wondering if the camera can meter properly with the lens reversed like that.
     
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    Oh yes, the in camera meter still works properly.
     
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    Cool, maybe my negatives won't come out blank then :D (I've just taken a couple of films of reversed-lens macro shots, mostly using the camera's TTL meter).
     

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