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 Post subject: Reverse lens macros
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:52 am 
Shot these with a reverse soligor 28-35, some directly and other with tubes, I wont remember wich ones now
I hope they serve as an insight for those who also cant afford a macro lens :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:15 pm 
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wow these are awsome i cant believe no one hasent commented yet

#3 is my fave


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:27 pm 
Well done sir.
Amazing!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:40 pm 
Wow amazing shots

+1 on the #3 favorite!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:59 pm 
excellent, beautifully composed and nice detail in the fly compound eyes.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:47 am 
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Nicely done!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:33 am 
Great shots and good detail


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:54 pm 
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Fantastic shots!!!

I dont have the money for a Macro lens and looked into alternatives but got a bit lost with it all.

Would you be able to advise me on what to get with my setup?

I have a Nikon D300S and the following lenses with it

Nikon 18-200MM F3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX Lens
Tokina ATX 116 PRO DX AF11-16mm F/2.8 Nikon Lens
Nikon 50mm F1.8D AF Nikkor Lens

Is there such an extender or tube or reverser that will work with one of my lenses? I have done a lot of digging but did not seem to get anywhere with it...

Any help or advice would be gratefully received.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:20 am 
Thanks for looking

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since you have a tele already, the cheapest and easiest would be to use a diopter on the 18-200, Raynox are good ones but I've heard of vignetting problems in that particular nikon lens

Another option would be to get some tubes on the 50mm, and maybe a diopter on it as well, you would easily get more than 2:1 but wouldnt be exactly cheap since tubes with contacts go for around U$150 and the diopter U$60

I have a 50mm and played a bit with the combination I said above, it works but I used it mostly for curiosity since my fave setup at the time was the 70-300 with a +8 diopter.
My close-up is a DCR250, the bee was only with it and the 50mm, and the two others had also 20mm or 32mm of tubes

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But still the cheapest would be reversing lens, any old wide U$15 lens would work
Reversing modern lens is no good because you lose aperture control, with the old ones you just dial it on the lens barrel itself. If you wanna reverse one of yours (the 50mm would be the best) just out of curiosity, the reversing rings go cheap on ebay, like around U$4 I think


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:20 am 
Awe inspiring lenses! I am very impressed!!!


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:51 pm 
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what did you use for light?? pictures are awesome!

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 1:14 am 
Hi Techuser,

Lots of very impressive macros! An interesting - and somewhat scary - view of some of the smaller co-inhabitants on our little blue orb.

Great lighting of the subjects and some fine focus-control you exhibit there.

I see that GMAZZA has already spotted your work - he too has an evident passion for them little critters and is also a very accomplished macro-shooter.

I'm backing your play here, with regards to your comments on the Raynox attachment-lenses. I have the DCR 150 and 250 and have never had any reason to complain. Their quality, versatility (will attach to a range of different diameters of lenses) and their budget friendly pricing, makes them obvious candidates.

Thanks for sharing :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Great macros!

Have you noticed that fly-like being on the fourth to last photo - it looks like it's pretending to be something "bigger" because if you look at its wings, they contain some kind of fake eyes.

Cool.


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