Bug eyed, part two.

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Here are some more with the same theme, again all with the 28 mm reversed, SB-800 for lighting and a milk jug material diffuser.

These are heave crops, processed in capture and cs2 and tlr capture and creative sharpening used.

Small bee or wasp?
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Earwig.
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Hoverfly.
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Damselfly.
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Tiny pollen eating fly.
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Those are quite incredible.

So how do you reverse mount the 28? And on what lens?

These also make me thank goodness that bugs are as small as they are!
 
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cwilt said:
One word comes to mind.

WOW!
I will second that!

I have the BR reversing ring and a 50mm lens on order, but probably won't get as close as the reversed 28mm. Any advice on where to start? I will need to find a few dead bees/flies first I guess ;-)

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Jonathan
 
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Martin,

These are fantastic. I assume that these are shot from a tripod. I think I have asked before, but I forgot. What is your working distance with the reversed 28mm?

Thanks,
 
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Thanks for the comments.

These are all hand held on active subjects, the working distance is two inches from the end of the lens.

I use a Nikon BR-2a reversing ring to reverse an old Yashica 28mm low end lens on the camera.

The success rate is low since at f11 the depth of field is about 1/3 of a mm, sometimes I have to combine two or three pictures to get a decent depth of field and I will take this in account when taking the picture, the Earwig is a combination of two pictures.

Martin
 
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