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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Macro By Reverse

Sometime December 2010, my beloved kit lens (Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) broke it's AF. Probably an electronic problem within the lens. Anyway, I didn't bother to have it repaired as I need to upgrade my glass. Okay, enough of the intro.

So, what is this macro by reverse? It's a cheat on macro photography where a lens, such as the kit lens, is reversely mounted on the camera body by using a reverse ring adapter. Instead of having the lens mount correctly in place, the front element of the lens is fitted with this reverse ring adapter.

At first, when the kit lens was my only glass, I didn't bother to try this macro thing by reversing the lens as I didn't want my inner lens element be exposed out in the open. Now that I have found a replacement for the kit lens, I tried this cheat and I am absolutely going crazy over the photos I was able to get. Take note, this is my first try to do this.

Let me share you some photos:




This way of doing macro photography is quite difficult as the DOF on this reverse lens setup is very thin/shallow and the focusing is very much manual.

Now, I really want a macro lens! :D