Ultra micro nikkor: Reverse it or not for 1/10 reduction?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by gratings, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. gratings

    gratings TPF Noob!

    Sep 19, 2005
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    Hi, I just won an ultra micro nikkor 28mm/1.8 on ebay. The seller says the best way to employ it for 1/10 reduction is to reverse it on a medium- to large-format camera, but use it normal for 10:1 (10x) photography. Is this correct? Thanks a lot!

  2. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2004
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    at work...

    Yep, that's correct. That is a technique also called reverse lense macro photography. They even make brackets for you mount a lens on backwards to your SLR to do the same thing or you can get a reversing ring that has threads on both ends so you can attach one lens to another at the fronts so one is backwards and the other shoots through it. Here's a tutorial I did a while back on how to do this.

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