More experiments with reversed 50mm lenses


Mannesty

Link Posted 17/06/2013 - 18:29
Looks like I have some sensor cleaning to do.

First up,

Schneider Kreuznach Componon-S 50mm/2.8 enlarger lens - untouched image

This crab spider was about 2.5 - 3mm from top of head to tip of abdomen



K51_8469.jpg by Peter E Smith (AKA Mannesty), on Flickr

Reworked version



K51_8469-Edit.jpg by Peter E Smith (AKA Mannesty), on Flickr

smc Pentax-M 50mm/1.7 standard prime lens - untouched image - Unfortunately the crab spider disappeared between lens changes.

This praying mantis was about 15mm from top of head to tip of abdomen



K51_8484.jpg by Peter E Smith (AKA Mannesty), on Flickr

Reworked (scary) version (maybe a little overdone, or even a lot overdone)



K51_8484-Edit.jpg by Peter E Smith (AKA Mannesty), on Flickr
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davidstorm

Link Posted 17/06/2013 - 18:34
Very good Peter! I'm not sure which is best from these images, but I can I can confirm the M 50mm F1.4 is excellent reversed too.

Regards
David
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Mannesty

Link Posted 17/06/2013 - 21:57
Thanks David. Didn't you make the same point about your 50mm/1.4 lens here?

Do you have any images to show us taken with your 50mm/1.4 lens reversed?
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davidstorm

Link Posted 17/06/2013 - 22:31
Mannesty wrote:
Thanks David. Didn't you make the same point about your 50mm/1.4 lens here?

Do you have any images to show us taken with your 50mm/1.4 lens reversed?

Hello Peter, yes you're right I was referring to the same lens. I haven't taken many interesting shots with it but here is one example:




Regards
David
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Mannesty

Link Posted 17/06/2013 - 22:38
They're ugly beasts close up 'n personal aren't they.

Nice capture. It's too hot here at the moment for our local fly population to sit still for very long.

Fortunately (apart from the incessant noise) the Cicada season will soon be upon us and I hope to get some stacked shots of them towards the end when they become a bit more lethargic.
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Mannesty

Link Posted 18/06/2013 - 07:59
I should add that theseshots were taken with the two 50mm lenses reverse mounted on bellows. The schneider image was taken with the bellows at full extension to get the highest magnification. The Pentax image was taken at minimum extension to get most of the mantid in the frame. A 28mm lens reverse mounted in this way gives incredible magnification, but paper thin DOF.
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