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There is one more thing I need to add to the tutorial:
It is important to know that besides the narrow DoF, lighting can be an issue with reversed lenses too. You need a lot of light in the motive with a reversed lens, so if you are not outside in daylight you must use your flash most of the times, at least whenever shoting moving subjects.
Also you need to move the lens really really close to the motive, somewhere between 1cm to 8cm is where I usually find the focus point, depending on focal length.
So you might end up creating a flash diffuser, just like I did. I found this tutorial in a quick search here, but there are many ways to do it: [link] .
Without a diffuser you might have the problem, that the front end of the lens drops a shadow on the motive when using the internal flash.
Ok, this is a lot of text, but I wanted to create a tutorial about the reverse lens technique that really covers most questions one can think of.
I decided not to feature any of my own photos here, but redirect you to the group #Reverse-Lens-Macro
. You can find a lot of reverse macros in its gallery.
As always, I would appreciate it a lot if you
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