Thursday, May 14, 2009
Day 134 of 365
I came home for lunch and experimented with my 18-55mm f/4-5.6 lens as the base lens with my 50mm f/1.8 has the reversed lens. The photos came out looking like I took them with a microscope...not as if I was that close but rather the aperture on the 17-55mm was so small the photos were mostly black with a small round hole in the center. I was less than thrilled with those results. Later in the day I was sitting at work and remembered I have a bunch of lenses from my old Pentax film camera and my Dad's old Minolta film camera and gear. I dug them out when I got home from work and found that I have a 50mm f/2.0 lens.
The above shot, as well 3 more I took and posted on my Flickr, we shot with my 50mm f/1.8 attached to the camera and my old 50mm f/2.0 reversed. Because so much light was able to get in I was able to shot handheld with just a couple of shop lamps directed at the flowers. This one was shot with a shutter speed of 1/60 second and ISO 100.
If you would like to see some really nice reverse lens macro work check out Julie Mcleod's 365 Photos in 2009 blog. Julie decided to try it out after seeing me do it. I would say her first time was pretty successful :)