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02/16/2004 08:07:50 PM · #1
Well, I've been wanting to try reversing lenses to get greater magnifications in my macro shots.

I bought a $6 Olympus F1.8 and a $4 Macro Coupler on Ebay.

Macro Attack !!!

Now all I need is to find more dead bugs.

I like this one.

and this one

(no cropping)
02/16/2004 08:12:17 PM · #2
Brilliant (and cheap) way to get macro shots. Nice one!

Ron.
02/16/2004 08:12:28 PM · #3
hmmm....
02/16/2004 08:13:23 PM · #4
Those are great. Amazing details. You're already for the next Macro contest!
02/16/2004 08:16:09 PM · #5
Isn't that way cool! I love doing this. Can't wait to get the adapter for my G5 and see how it works. I'm hoping the vignetting isn't too severe. How is it with your setup?
02/16/2004 08:19:09 PM · #6
Funny you should ask. I did set it up on my G2, but there is quite a bit of vignetting. Best lens for the G series is to have a F1.4 lens with a filter ring of 58mm (the Olympus I bought has a 49mm filter size). That should avoid vignetting.

Originally posted by ScottK:

Isn't that way cool! I love doing this. Can't wait to get the adapter for my G5 and see how it works. I'm hoping the vignetting isn't too severe. How is it with your setup?

02/16/2004 08:21:35 PM · #7
Is there a way I could do this with me olympus e20n?

I've been looking for a way to do this, but the lens is 62mm, so I'm not sure if it would work or even if there is a lens that I would be able to use.

Thanks for any help
02/16/2004 08:22:16 PM · #8
ok.. you have gone mad. But this is very good idea to save some money and get excellent macro shot. Congrats
02/16/2004 08:28:04 PM · #9
beautiful shots jacko!!!!

i love macros!
02/16/2004 08:28:08 PM · #10
Originally posted by Jacko:


I bought a $6 Olympus F1.8 and a $4 Macro Coupler on Ebay.


Is this the same one you got Jacko?
//cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2987529182&category=3344

If so, I'm gonna get one too! Your shots are terrific!

Dave


02/16/2004 08:31:38 PM · #11
Looks like it Check it out here

Originally posted by dsa157:

Originally posted by Jacko:


I bought a $6 Olympus F1.8 and a $4 Macro Coupler on Ebay.


Is this the same one you got Jacko?
//cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2987529182&category=3344

If so, I'm gonna get one too! Your shots are terrific!

Dave

02/16/2004 08:35:52 PM · #12
Iím overwhelmed.
02/16/2004 08:36:36 PM · #13
Welcome to "reversed lens club" Jacques!

Originally posted by russi:

But this is very good idea to save some money and get excellent macro shot.

I don't think it saves any money, really (unless you were talking about Jacko's keen eBay shopping skillz). You still need a macro lens that is attached directly to your camera; the reversing ring and 50mm lens are simply another lens that extends the magnification to extreme levels.

My snowflake shot in the Macro III challenge was shot with a Canon 100mm Macro lens and a reversed 50/1.4:
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Message edited by author 2004-02-16 22:07:52.
02/16/2004 08:38:18 PM · #14
Can be done with Canon 50 mm F1.8 and Sigma 105 Macro F2.8?
02/16/2004 08:38:26 PM · #15
Its not even macro... its more like micro or something. The thread should be called, how to convert your lovely eos 10d into a microscope for just a few bucks.
02/16/2004 08:39:19 PM · #16
Jacko is your next purchase going to be an electron microscope, I bet you could get dam close with that!Great shots! Another couple of months and we will be buggy again!
02/16/2004 08:42:59 PM · #17
Originally posted by jrs915:

Is there a way I could do this with me olympus e20n?

I've been looking for a way to do this, but the lens is 62mm, so I'm not sure if it would work or even if there is a lens that I would be able to use.

Thanks for any help


You will need a step down ring, but it will work.

I did this with my 28-135 lens on the 10D which is 72mm: 10D Reverse Macro

Another one with my Olympus C-750UZ (55mm): C750UZ Reverse Macro

The amount of magnification that you will get is roughly equal to the ratio between the focal length of your lens and the focal length of the reverse lens. 50mm lenses are popular for this purpose because they are cheap, have fewer lens elements (less glass; better quality) and usually have very wide apertures (f/1.8 or f/1.4 is common).

A sample shot with my C-750UZ:

"Normal" macro with MCON40: Skipper

Reverse lens at maximum magnification: Eye of Skipper

:)atwl

Message edited by author 2004-02-16 20:46:32.
02/16/2004 09:10:14 PM · #18
Originally posted by Adrian Tung:

Originally posted by jrs915:

Is there a way I could do this with me olympus e20n?

I've been looking for a way to do this, but the lens is 62mm, so I'm not sure if it would work or even if there is a lens that I would be able to use.

Thanks for any help


You will need a step down ring, but it will work.

I did this with my 28-135 lens on the 10D which is 72mm: 10D Reverse Macro

Another one with my Olympus C-750UZ (55mm): C750UZ Reverse Macro

The amount of magnification that you will get is roughly equal to the ratio between the focal length of your lens and the focal length of the reverse lens. 50mm lenses are popular for this purpose because they are cheap, have fewer lens elements (less glass; better quality) and usually have very wide apertures (f/1.8 or f/1.4 is common).

A sample shot with my C-750UZ:

"Normal" macro with MCON40: Skipper

Reverse lens at maximum magnification: Eye of Skipper

:)atwl


Does it mater which 50mm lens I buy? So I could pick up a 50mm lens and a adaptor and get super close up shots? How close to the object do you need to be with a set up like this?

Thanks
02/16/2004 09:12:32 PM · #19
Originally posted by jrs915:

Does it mater which 50mm lens I buy? So I could pick up a 50mm lens and a adaptor and get super close up shots? How close to the object do you need to be with a set up like this?


It really doesn't matter (I've seen people use 50mm lenses from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, etc...) but if you can afford it, wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/1.8) is better to avoid/reduce vignetting. Also you may want to find one whose filter size better fits your camera.

Usually working distance is very small... depending on magnification, expect distances from 1~4cm to be normal.

:)atwl

Message edited by author 2004-02-16 21:13:16.
02/16/2004 09:15:12 PM · #20
I don't believe Jacko is a real person. I think he's an elf, about a quarter inch tall.
02/16/2004 09:16:49 PM · #21
That would explain it zeuszen.
02/16/2004 09:21:11 PM · #22
with the step down adaptor, does that mean I would have severe vignetting like mostly black with a circle in the center that has the image?
02/16/2004 09:45:06 PM · #23
Hmmmmm, methinks Jacko has too much time on his hands. I'm just jealous cause I don't have as much time to do this.
02/16/2004 09:54:52 PM · #24
Originally posted by Glen King:

Hmmmmm, methinks Jacko has too much time on his hands. I'm just jealous cause I don't have as much time to do this.

To live in Canada in Winter is not that easy! Either you have to do sex all the time or take photos in the basement....
02/16/2004 10:01:07 PM · #25
Very cool. Wanted to investigate this after the snowflake shot referenced in the thread, but got sidetracked.

OK. After a brief hunt in the photo closet, here's what I own right now. Oly 5050 (nice macro ability by itself) - Nikon 50mm 1.8 (52mm filter). 41mm to 52mm lens adapter (5050 has 41mm filter thread). So, I can put the adapter on my 5050, and that will get me to the 52mm size I need for the Nikon lens....so what do I need, a 52mm-52mm macro coupler - is that right?

Anxious to try this out as I also love shooting macros...
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