reversed lens technique

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  1. Sk8man

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    i'm not sure if many of you know this technique but basically you take a lens, reverse it and place it on your regular camera lens.

    the result is a very high magnification.

    here are some samples:

    this is my custom made ring
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    a pin
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    lion ring
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    fbi clip in the size of a fingerprint
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    bolt
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    stuffed animal fur
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    a book page:
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    a piece of fabric:
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    a match:
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Holy cow!!!! Those are AWESOME!!! How do you reverse a lense?
     
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    Sk8man TPF Noob!

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    my dad have a Zenit-E camera. I removed the lens from that cam and placed it reversed on my fuji adaptor ring.
    after that, i took a toilet roller and removed the hard part to make a tube.
    finally i put the toilet paper tube on the adaptor ring and the lens and taped them together.

    as you can see here:

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  4. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Thats going to make for some super ghetto macro dude. Ill look forward to seeing more, cos I love the texture in the one of the book page :D
     
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    Or, if you aren't that handy you can spend the $20 needed for a macro coupler ring (male threads on both sides) to hook two lenses together.

    To determine the magnification ratio you divide the focal length of the front (reversed) lens into the focal length of the lens mounted (normally) on the camera.

    For example- with a 135mm lens mounted and a 50mm reversed you'd get 2.7:1 (135/50=2.7). Using two 50mm lenses you'd get 1:1.

    Great pics Sk8man, and I applaude you ingenuity in creating your Macrostein lens. ;)
     
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    Sk8man TPF Noob!

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    tnx guys, i do need that male-male ring but it's hard to find.

    also the DOF is very poor so it's hard to place the object in the frame.
     
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    Can someone show me a link as to where to get these rings or whatever....cause I have a close up filter But I realllY! want a macro lens.
     
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    photobug TPF Noob!

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    I lied, they don't cost that much. See this thread.
     
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    freaking amazing, i have always wanted to try out some macro but i am a poor colage student and cant buy a macro lens thanks for the info i just made one and am pumped to use it.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome macros! Very ingenious of you, mad props for working this out and getting these great results.

    Thanks for sharing all this! :D
     
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    Dude, those are awsome. I never knew you could do that with a lens. The fiber texture on that page is really cool.
     
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    Great pics!

    I'd be interested in trying this...what kind of lens is needed for this?
     

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