Magification comparison:macro(1:1) vs reverse lens technique

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Magification comparison:macro(1:1) vs reverse lens technique

Postby Stany Buyle » Fri 20 Feb 2009 11:26

As I mentioned already in my first topic about lens reverse technique (viewtopic.php?f=21&t=181) I learned to use this technique from Mark Dijsselberge (http://blog.mdsign.nl/ ), a real master in this field.
Preparing myself to use this more in the coming months, when insects wll show up, I was training a little bit and I wanted to know how magnification ratio differ between the use of a classic macro lens(in this case a Nikkor 105VR) @ 1:1(closest AF point) and a 24mm nikkor reversed on a D700.
While a picture says more than a thousand words...

A ball pen with nikkor 105VR:
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Same ball pen with 24mm reversed:
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Re: Magification comparison:macro(1:1) vs reverse lens technique

Postby Guy Van Hooveld » Sun 27 Dec 2009 18:42

Interesting... did you ever try extension tubes or bellows ?
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Re: Magification comparison:macro(1:1) vs reverse lens technique

Postby Stany Buyle » Sun 27 Dec 2009 19:17

Guy Van Hooveld wrote:Interesting... did you ever try extension tubes or bellows ?

Hi Guy,
Yes, for macro I use extention tubes very often, depending on the situation...
The upcoming new nikon 2XTCII will also be in my bag as soon as it's available, it will be used with both my 105 AF-S VR and my 180mm macros.
For bees in flight, a 360mm macro lens seems attractive...
Underneath a picture with 105AF-S VR and kenko 2XTC pro300...

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some more pics with this combo here.
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