A&P Bought a lens reversing ring for my 50mm f1.8......any tips?

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  1. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    I've shot a couple of times while physically holding the kit lens backwards. Mainly expirementing, but they turned out decent. I just decided to pick up a cheapy reversing mount off of Ebay ($15) and give it a shot. I have only had time to mount it up, but not much time to play with it yet. Anyone have experience with this setup? From the little time I got to check it out, everything looked pretty soft...... :hs:
     
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    dof is TIIIIIIIINY.
    so you need to close the aperture. hold down the DOF preview button with w/e aperture you want, then twist the lens off. the aperture will be locked in. i like f11 or smaller, but you're gonna need some lights. strobist?
     
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    Hmm....I have never tried the holding the lens backwards I think I would end up scratching the shit out of the front element...:hs:

    I have an extension tube and it seems to work well with my 50mm. :dunno:
     
  4. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    As long as you are careful you won't scratch anything. Takes a little coordination.

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    cliffs on why you want to reverse your lens?
     
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    Ghetto macro
     
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    sure beats buying a $1000 macro lens for just fuckin around!
     
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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    This....
    ....and that.....
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