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Said the spider to the fly

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Winnie, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. A couple of shots with reversed lens technique. D200 + reversed 28mm sigma.

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    He was about 3mm long
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    Nikon D200 ,Reversed Sigma 28mm
    1/200s f/11.0 iso640 (forgot it was set to that!:redface:) 

    Comments welcomed.


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  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow great shots.
  3. Those are fantastic.
  4. Cheers Gale and fuss.

    They were from my garden this afternoon. I was trying out the reversing ring again after having some problems with it on my D200 a while back. Hopefully it's ok now.

  5. Gale took the words right out of my mouth -- Wow, Great shots!
  6. SSchex


    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Great shots Alex. Off camera flash?
  7. holy crap those are amazing
  8. sypher


    May 24, 2006
    Cougar Country
    Those are some nice shots Alex. I have heard reference to reverse lens technique before, but how is it accomplished?
  9. Great work. You nailed focus on the eyes!
  10. _Jorge_


    Jul 3, 2007
    Great, great shots Alex, your focus is spot on, very sharp. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
  11. Wow! Great! That spider is kind of creeping me out.
  12. Thanks all, appreciate the kind words.

    Thanks Scott. No onboard flash with a diffuser made out of a milk carton (copywrite Mark).

    It is done using an adapter that connect to the lens mount of the camera that has a filter thread the other side. You then connect the filter thread of a lens to the adapter and away you go. You have to set the aperture manually via the aperture ring and use manual metering too. Flash is a must to ensure you can use a high enough shutter speed.

    Mark is the real master of this technique in my opinion and has created a webpage with details of how he does it. http://www.mdsign.nl/blog/

    His great shots are here :- http://www.mdsign.nl/fotos/D70/

    Hope that helps.

  13. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Excellent shots.
  14. Cheers Torben
  15. yip, job well done sir.
  16. Thanks Kevin.

  17. sypher


    May 24, 2006
    Cougar Country
    thanks for the explanation and the links. This looks like a lot of fun :) 
  18. No problem.

    Fun yes, frustrating sometimes ;0)

  19. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Excelent work Alex.
  20. dt6366


    Dec 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    Great shots. Thanks for posting the link too. I tried this with a 50mm lens and reverse ring. Nothing like yours though.

    The fun is in the learning.
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