Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Reverse close-ups...

Went out to try more take a bit more serious shots with the reverse ring set-up, there was a gray overcast so it wasn't not that bright outside but the wind was calmer than yesterday.

The Nikon D90 was mounted on a Manfrotto 055 XPRO B and I used a wired remote. Lens used is the AF-S Nikkor 35mm/f1.8 G.

There had been some rain recently so almost everything was covered by droplets.
It's very hard to find the correct focus and it has to be adjusted by moving the camera back and forth until one is satisfied. Smallest wind and the object is out of focus!
Turning the focus ring on the lens does little or nothing for the focus range. I had do adjust the aperture with the finger just to see anything through the viewfinder since it was so gloomy weather.It sure is demanding using a reverse ring for macro shots but the close-up range makes it fun to explore the micro universe! Thankfully it started to rain so I had to end the shooting before it got late. :)

I forgot my Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 at work so I had no chance to try it, should be easier to use since one can adjust the aperture with the aperture ring on the lens.


  1. So there's my "why would you do that" question answered properly then :-) Stunning shots!

  2. Hehee.. Thank you! =)

    The waterdrops was clearly a bonus.

  3. "it wasn't not"? :D

    Nice shots though!