Macro - Old Lens Reversed.

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  1. K_Pugh

    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've got an old 35mm-80mm lens from my old Nikon F50, thought i'd try the reversed macro thing. I've got a 58mm step-up ring on it so it fits over the mount nice without doing damage, only problem is i need to hand hold it on, no big deal.

    Thought i'd try a few shots to see colour rendition etc etc.

    Setup: 35mm end, SB600, light tent, D80. NO PP except resize & save for web.

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    Holy narrow DOF, Batman!

    Anyway, the lens sucks as a normal lens, i never use it, so it's demoted to the experimental Macro pile!
     
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    Do'Urden's Eyes TPF Noob!

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    all the reversed lens shots ive ever seen posted here are always of things from around the house. i want to see some better subjects!
     
  3. K_Pugh

    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ha yup, me, too.. i'll try going outside today... it's been raining so hopefully get something worth looking at.
     
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    Well i glued a couple of step-up & step-down rings together to allow the old lens to be attached onto the end of my sigma 70-300mm..

    only problem with reversed lenses is you have to be so close to your subject.

    few test shots of a needle:

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