Reverse Macro? Can somebody explain the basics?

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  1. keith204

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    A lot of people are talking about reverse macro.... how does it work? I see a reverse macro adapter that will fit my 50mm 1.8....and it cost only about 10 bucks shipped.

    Obviously this won't be as good quality as a true macro lens, but what are some opinions? I'd like to get into some macro-ish photography, is this a decent starting place? (without having to pay 300-600 bucks)?
     
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    Or you can get a double reverse ring which allows you to reversely mount one lens onto the front of another. I have one that allows me to reverse my 50mm (52mm threads) onto another lens with 58mm threads.

    Here is an example
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    WOWWWW Would this work with my 52mm(filter) 50mm lens, and my 58mm(filter) 18-55 stock lens?
     
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    and do you have links to a place that sells them?
     
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    [FONT='Univers (W1)']Cool beans Big Mike. With that adapter, can you use lenses as usual? Say I mount the 18-55mm on the body and adapt the 50mm as a second, will focus, aperture, flash (iTTL) and zoom on the body lens function normally? [/FONT]
     
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    Alright, I bought the coupler and the little adapter. Paid about 15 bucks for both of them. I haven't received them yet...but I did hold the lenses in the positions to make sure this whole thing isn't a "Snipe-hunting"-like trick.

    :thumbup: Here's what I came up with:

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    also... I used my 50mm 1.8 attached to my camera, with the stock 18-55 backwards at the end of it.

    Overall I am very impressed. Sharp, sharp pictures.
     
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    WOWZERS!

    I had absolutley no idea this was possible.
    I had to try it!!! And it actually works.
    An elastic band isn't a very interesting subject but regardless..

    But why is it that I'm getting a black ring?
    I put my 70-300mm on the camera and the 28-80 on the other end.
    What if I switched them? Would it make a difference?
     
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    I just had to pick a flower.
    I've just spent the last hour and a half taking pictures of one silly little flower.
    Err... I will blame you guys in the future.
    You all just started my new addiction!
     

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