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leyo04
07-06-2007, 10:37 PM
no moolah to buy a decent macro lens. a poor man's macro lens.

flash @ manual 1/16
manual shooting mode
lens set at f11

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1386/744229327_7f5ad24cf6.jpg

tcadwall
07-06-2007, 10:40 PM
Now you just need to grab a different camera and take a picture of the setup.

Rooz
07-06-2007, 10:49 PM
very nice quality leyo.

here ya go tc...:eek:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xtwizx/533848117/

leyo04
07-06-2007, 11:01 PM
this is the rig.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q283/leyo04/IMG_6151_sml.jpg

Rooz
07-06-2007, 11:03 PM
how does it work and is it a nikon ring ?

leyo04
07-06-2007, 11:10 PM
how does it work and is it a nikon ring ?

got this thing by accident. I was looking for a 52mm ring on both end to mount an SLR lens to my s3is. But the staff showed me this. One side has the f mount and the other has the 52mm thread. It's really cool.

cam + ring + 50mm 1.8 reverse

Rooz
07-06-2007, 11:14 PM
whats the closest distance you can focus on something ?

leyo04
07-06-2007, 11:19 PM
whats the closest distance you can focus on something ?

5++ inches is the focusing distance. I bought this ring (not made of plastic) for around 45 SG Dollars.

Rooz
07-06-2007, 11:41 PM
thanks mate. :)

tekriter
07-07-2007, 07:18 AM
I think I still have one of those from back in the old film days. The idea was that reversing the lens allows you to focus much closer than the 50mm normally would. Of course, you lose all automation - no autofocus or exposure help. With my old Nikon FM, it didn't have any automation anyway.

But with the instant feedback you get with digital, that's really not a problem. I don't know what 45SG is in American currency, but these rings should only be about $10 US.

XaiLo
07-07-2007, 07:37 PM
Pretty cool leyo :) I ordered the +1,2,4 close-up macro set from 2filter a couple of days ago going to see how it works with my 18-55mm.

XaiLo
07-07-2007, 07:38 PM
Pretty cool leyo :) I ordered the +1,2,4 close-up macro set from 2filter a couple of days ago going to see how it works with my 18-55mm.

XaiLo
07-07-2007, 07:38 PM
Pretty cool leyo :) I ordered the +1,2,4 close-up macro set from 2filter a couple of days ago going to see how it works with my 18-55mm.

XaiLo
07-07-2007, 07:39 PM
Pretty cool leyo :) I ordered the +1,2,4 close-up macro set from 2filter a couple of days ago going to see how it works with my 18-55mm.

XaiLo
07-07-2007, 07:40 PM
Pretty cool leyo :) I ordered the +1,2,4 close-up macro set from 2filter a couple of days ago going to see how it works with my 18-55mm.

wh0128
07-08-2007, 06:57 PM
Thats pretty neat how you can do that. I'd do it if I had the money to buy the 50mm 1.8.

I wonder if this is the only lens that can do this?

rawpaw18
07-09-2007, 04:53 AM
Hey X we heard you the first time:D

Something must be going on, I see an awful lot of double posts, sometimes
3x and 4x, on the forum lately. I wonder if it has anything to do with the new ads added to the threads?

leyo04
07-09-2007, 06:47 AM
Thats pretty neat how you can do that. I'd do it if I had the money to buy the 50mm 1.8.

I wonder if this is the only lens that can do this?

i've tried it with my sigma 70-300 and got some decent result. so far with all my arsenal. the 50mm is the sharpest.

LittleJazz
07-12-2007, 08:39 PM
Thats pretty neat how you can do that. I'd do it if I had the money to buy the 50mm 1.8.

I wonder if this is the only lens that can do this?

I have used a 28mm lens with the ring with good results. You should be aware that there are 2 reversing rings from Nikon. The BR-2 was used with the non-auto film cameras. The BR-2A is for auto cameras with contacts in the body. My BR-2A is from Ebay in the original box with the price of $47.00 from the camera shop.

Max