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  1. SBlanca

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    I have never made one but it did cross my mind. One other thing I have seen is an adapter ring that screws into your body like a lens but only has treads on it. So you screw your lens into it so the lens is backwards making a low budget macro by reversing your lens. I'm tempted to try the ring since its only 10$.

    Here is an Ebay link to one.
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...item=320219300207&_trksid=p3984.cWAT.m240.lVI
     
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    I bought a $10 macro revers ring, which allows me to mount one lens backward onto another lens.
    Can you guess what this is?
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    Is it bread?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You could (and should consider) getting the reverse ring...but building your own stuff is fun. at worst you mess up a body cover. I might try this myself.
     
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    Please help me understand this whole reverse ring thing? How exactly does it work? And can anyone post a pic of what the set up looks like?

    Thanks
     
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    I don't have a picture, but the one I seen is just a metal ring with 2 sides. 1 side is the mount (ex. Canon EF), side 2 is threads. You screw the threaded end onto where a filter would screw onto your lens, then connect it to the camera like a normal lens (but backwards). Of course there is no AF but its a cheap solution.

    Note: I don't own one, but I want to buy one. So if I'm wrong anywhere in here I'm sorry.
     
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    Ok, I am all for DIY, and do some myself... but come on... the "Pringles Mod" is kinda stepping over the line... lol

    For someone that has the hard parts and want to do it themselves, fine... but I am not that hard up for cash that I cannot afford my own macro lens or 2.
     
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    i think its not about having or not having the cash, its more about loving your own camera, in the tutorial it doesn't mention once that you should make sure the inside of the pringles tube is clean, i know it might sound silly but more than one person trying that out will not clean it and have crumbs inside their camera..
     

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