reverse lens adapter?

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    I have the 100mm 2.8 macro lens from canon, and was wondering if anyone has used the reverse lens mount from Macro Lens Reversing Ring or any other reverse lens mount. Any feedback positive or negative would be great!
     
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    If you have a macro lens, why use a reversing ring?

    That question aside, while I've not used this particular one, I don't recommend ANY reversing rings. Yes, they can get you some great results for a minimal investment, but remember, the filter threads on the front of your lens were made to support the weight of a filter, NOT the whole lens. As well, the "inside" end of your lens is not always especially well sealed, and using it in the open like that makes it much more likely that you're going to get dust and crud inside your lens.
     
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    I used a reversing ring with my Minolta SLR lenses for many years with excellent results. I never had issues with dirt or weight. I then bought a 50mm Macro and went that route. I now have gone dSLR and have a 100mm macro and don't see any purpose to a reversing ring with this lens. I still carry my set of 3 close-up lenses around when I don't want the weight of the macro in my kit and don't expect to do macro work -- it is lightweight insurance for the unexpected. I wish I did have a reversing ring for my walkaround 17-50mm.
     
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    Thanks guys for the input! So there would be no benifit to using one with the 100mm? What about my kit lense the 18 to 55? Im just curious because I would like to take some pictures of ants and I cant quite make the ant big enough in the picture at 1 to 1 with the 100mm. Any advice?
     
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    I guess they just didnt fill the frame like I hoped they would. I can crop the picture but my camera is only a 8mp camera and it just doesnt look as good. Maybe Im not using it correctly. I turn the focus ring all the way to 1 to 1 and move the camera until they are focused. I guess I was just expecting a little more, but all other larger insects it works great!
     
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    well, you want greater than 1:1

    I use an 8mp (Canon 30D) and I can mag an ant up enough to be happy with it ... I don't blow my images up huge, though.
     
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    Thanks again! So how else can you achieve greater than 1:1?
     
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    Another option that I forgot about is to put extension tubes between your macro and your camera.
     
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    Well that lense wasnt as expensive as I thought it might be. Have you guys used the macro extension tubes?
     

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