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Old 10 October 2021, 09:29 AM   #1
1981Eagle
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Some macro (My method) - pic heavy

I like really pushing in - but macro lenses can be really costly. So the way I do it is to take a 'standard' lens, and put a 'reversing ring' on the front filter thread, this allows you to mount the lens backwards.



Then for the prior rear of the lens that is now the front I put on a threaded ring to protect the unused bayonet mount and a nice skylight to keep dust out. I also made an aluminum ring to mount my ring light.





Since I lose my autofocus and the type of photography this gives has a very shallow depth of field, I needed to make a fine focus rail - here is what I made - the carriage has an Arca Swiss mount and runs on linear bearings.







Then - I wanted to be able to tilt and adjust the watch into any position and keep it still ... I took my inspiration from a machinist's indicator holder.







Then - with a lens not reversed, but with exension rings, I can get photos like these









And if I use the extension ring AND the reversed lens I can get photos that look nearly like microscope photography







I am working on my technique and I am trying my hand at photo-stacking, but so far I am not happy with any results I have gotten.

Hope you enjoyed.
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Old 10 October 2021, 05:46 PM   #2
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Great images.
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