Peek-a-boo!


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I've got my Nikkor lens!

First try out tonight in the garden.

K-3, Butchered FA 28-80 Zoom, Reversed EL Nikkor 50mm F2.8, Flashgun, Home-made Softbox
12/06/2014 - 22:35davidstorm
CategoryMacro
Shutter Speed1/160
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length150mm

drobbia

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 04:54
You have to love these bugs- like to borrow my fly-squatter ? -- fine image, subject and color eye is special - thanks for sharing your first try--- tg
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 05:57
A fine shot, David. Very sharp and arresting.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 07:07
Good one
PPG

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 07:09
That's great... If you told me it was from a sci fi movie I'd believe you...

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Ellida

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 07:26
Excellent clarity. Looks like the butchering was worth the effort. I notice that the exif details of the lens are not recorded - small price to pay for such great sharpness.
Graham

tyronet2000

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 08:04
Very nice David
Regards
Stan

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the_coach

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 13:58
Excellent shot David !

Quite comical expression.....with nicely spiked hair 😂😂😂😂

Photon

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 17:44
Good shot!

Effective and successful lighting!

What was your working distance with your set up?

In the past, I found that when reversing a 50mm standard lens onto a 100mm macro lens, the working distance reduced to approx 2cm which was too close for insects and too close to consider trying to fit a ring flash!

Regards
Colin
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davidstorm

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 19:21
Photon wrote:
Good shot!

Effective and successful lighting!

What was your working distance with your set up?

In the past, I found that when reversing a 50mm standard lens onto a 100mm macro lens, the working distance reduced to approx 2cm which was too close for insects and too close to consider trying to fit a ring flash!

Regards
Colin

Hi Colin, that's an interesting question! I've now tried this method with two different lenses and found as follows:

- The Nikkor EL 50mm F28 gives around 4-5cm working distance

- The Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 gives only around 2-3cm working distance

The magnification is greater on the Pentax lens, but the Nikkor is just that bit sharper. Pentax lens has great colours and contrast though.
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Photon

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 20:02
Thank you David,

The reversed lens that I tried was also the Pentax-A 50mm F1.7.

No Spanish Inquisition intended but was your flash Camera Hot Shoe overhead mounted, or to one side and camera bracket mounted? Your image suggests to me the latter and to the right as looking towards the subject.

Regards
Colin
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autumnlight

Link Posted 13/06/2014 - 21:55
Superb David, i think this little creature is quite cute too!
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davidstorm

Link Posted 14/06/2014 - 00:41
Photon wrote:
Thank you David,

The reversed lens that I tried was also the Pentax-A 50mm F1.7.

No Spanish Inquisition intended but was your flash Camera Hot Shoe overhead mounted, or to one side and camera bracket mounted? Your image suggests to me the latter and to the right as looking towards the subject.

Regards
Colin

Colin

The flash was hot-shoe mounted with a home-made softbox over it and therefore it was not firing from the side. The front of the softbox is almost resting on the lens, pointing down at 45 degrees. It does a pretty good job of spreading the light, but it's a 'work in progress' and can be improved quite a bit yet. I might post some images of the setup at some point soon.

Regards
David
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