rev 50 revisited.
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Alf Beharie
Registered: Apr 18, 2007
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Jim Barnaby wrote:
Lauriek

Can you ( or anyone ) suggest where to get a 4/3s reversing adapter? I have been looking but the closest I can find is a Om reversing adapter that I would have to mount onto my OM-4/3s adapter.

I'm hoping to use it on my 50mm 1.8 or 28mm f 2.8.

Thanks
Jim


Use an M42 reversing ring with a filter thread to match your lens and then you can mount your reversed lens via an M42-4/3rds adapter and use cheapo M42 extension rings as well if you wish.



who me
Registered: Oct 09, 2004
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Ok, I finally have been having some fun with my Rev. 50mm with motivation from this thread and the fine advice from many.
Here is a nice garden spider. The best of about 30 shots hand held.
Shot with my 20D and FD 50mm lens reversed.
Spider is about 1" long
f16
1/40th
on camera pop up flash
hand held
converted from RAW to JPEG, resized and minor tweaks







Techuser
Registered: May 19, 2008
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mananetwork wrote:
How do you reverse a lens on a point and shoot, don't they already have a lens on it?

They do, I just hold the 44mm unattached in front of the camera lens



fredv
Registered: Apr 13, 2005
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this shoot is a hoot..... THANKS





BRAVO Tom


rocco61
Registered: Jan 14, 2007
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Excellent series



chupacabra31
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Can you recommend a specific 50mm to reverse for a canon eos 1dII mount (preferably the most affordable but not sacrificing image quality too much)? These are spectacular images! You should be extremely proud!



Tom Hicks
Registered: Feb 16, 2003
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chupacabra31 wrote:
Can you recommend a specific 50mm to reverse for a canon eos 1dII mount (preferably the most affordable but not sacrificing image quality too much)? These are spectacular images! You should be extremely proud!


follow the link and look at the magnification differences between the different 50's then pic the one you want , all can be had for under 40 $ on e bay.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/619903/0?keyword=rev,lens,s#5473004



Classicam
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
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Great photos. I like insect eyes--they are the original pixels. I'm glad I have old fashioned analog RGB eyes--with diopters.



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
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Awesome shots! Great PP! Nice tutorial at http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/619903/ too!

Thank you!

I like the spiders best! Especially the last one!
Are those Raybans or Okleys?
Such a cute little codger.

The flies as George Carlin would say, are at least as interesting as golf.





jesphoto
Registered: Aug 14, 2005
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I tried the reverse 50 tonight for the first time and was able to take some photos. Is there a way to control the DOF (would like it to be wider) and extend the focus distance (I have to get about 6 inches from the subject for it to be in focus)? Note, I don't have a reverse ring yet...just holding the lens up to the camera (20d). Thanks for all the good info here!!



Tom Hicks
Registered: Feb 16, 2003
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Country: United States

jesphoto wrote:
I tried the reverse 50 tonight for the first time and was able to take some photos. Is there a way to control the DOF (would like it to be wider) and extend the focus distance (I have to get about 6 inches from the subject for it to be in focus)? Note, I don't have a reverse ring yet...just holding the lens up to the camera (20d). Thanks for all the good info here!!



DOF is DOF be it at 2to1 with a rev 50 or 28mm , or 100macro lens and tubes or a 180mm with tubes or extender. 6" is great wait till you get to 3x and have a working distance of less than an inch. that's Macro.

Keep trying it can take weeks and weeks and weeks to get good.



jesphoto
Registered: Aug 14, 2005
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Thanks Tom



Brenton Biggs
Registered: Mar 07, 2007
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Simply excellent images Tom!!!



zjchaser
Registered: Nov 08, 2008
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I do have to say I was inspired by this thread and always interested in macro. I bought an FD 50mm 1.8 and reverse ring on ebay for cheap. They both arrived today. I just got home and took a quick couple snaps. This could be a new expensive addiction....the rev 50 might be the gateway drug.

first couple shots just testing it out...excuse the ISO 800 grain.




abam
Registered: Apr 25, 2005
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the two flies getting it on are probably my favorite pics. well done.



Bunno
Registered: Nov 22, 2006
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I tried this trick also with 2 50mm's, one on the body(the Canon 50mm 1.8) and an old 50mm 1.8 Pentacon taped reversed on the other lens. (because I don't have an adaptor)

It is the wire of an Halogen lamp






Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
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I love the color combination in the second image and the similar rainbow in the spider image near the last in the series. While the detail in all of your shots is excellent, the color really adds something compared to the white backdrop/high key look.

First image of the flies "getting down to business" would sell like hot cakes for stock.

Jim



Matt_3D
Registered: May 11, 2008
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Country: Australia

Great shots. I realised the other day that my reversing adapter fit onto the end of my Sigma 105 macro...super close ups, but I don't think any bug is going to stay still with a lens 5cms from it's face!



scubacrazy
Registered: Feb 05, 2008
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Country: United Kingdom

I have a Nikon system, and use a 105 micro, sometimes with a Canon 40D on the front of it. I have bought an old Nikon 50mm prime man focus lens, and a reverse/coupling ring to mount it on the front of the 105. I am currently practicing with this setup.
My main question is this: I have ordered a 52mm reversing ring to Nikon bayonet mount to enable me to reverse directly onto the camera body, but how does this work? I have also ordered a set of tubes.
What I mean is aperture, metering etc? I understand that to focus I move the camera, but what about exposure mode? I dont have a problem with manual, as most of my photography is underwater, with twin strobes, all on manual. I normally use an SB-800 with a newly made difuser for topside stuff.



bobcan
Registered: Aug 16, 2008
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Country: Canada

You Betcha!! Grrreat Stuff for sure... as always, you can tell a Craftsman by how well he uses his tools for sure!!



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