Tried Reversing my lens today, see results

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  1. NYY

    NYY TPF Noob!

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    I had to do it handheld, so focusing was very difficult, but some turned out really well. I'll add more photos soon. These were done with a 300d and a reversed kit lens. I might try my sigma 70-300mm lens later.
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    I've found my shorter, wider lenses make the higher magnifications.

    (Is this right/normal?)
     
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    They will be better. Also, zooms are terrible for this kind of thing. Nose around eBay and see of you can pick up a cheap prime lens. It shouldn't cost much becasue you just need to make sure the filter is the correct size. :)

    So, having fun then, NYY? :mrgreen: :thumbsup:
     
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    NYY TPF Noob!

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    yeah i noticed the same
    im still trying to find out how this actually works

    posted at the same time :p
    yeah its pretty fun, but very akward
     
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    What is a 'prime lens'?

    NYY----so you're just holding the lens? I'm gonna have to try this!:mrgreen:

    Thanks,
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    A prime lens is designed for just one focal legnth e.g 28mm or 50mm as opposed to a zoom lens which has a range of focal legnths e.g 35-70mm
     
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    NYY, are you mounting the kit lens directly to the camera? Or are you mounting it to another lens? Like a zoom lens attached to camera, and reversed lens on the end?
     
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    NYY TPF Noob!

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    all i did was hold the lens in one hand to (in reverse) to the body of the camera. then i moved in on my subject until it came into focus
     
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    Go ahead and get used to that hook in your mouth because it's one that won't go away for a long while. :D
     
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    Is it possible to increase the DOF when reversing a lens or am I stuck with about 10mm? :lol:
     
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    You're stuck with the 10mm. It takes a while to get used to but after you shoot a few, you learn tricks to get around it.
     
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    I'm confused. You take the lens of and physically hold it in front of the camera? That can't work, can it? Tell me I've mis-read what you're all talking about.
     

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