Extreme Macro

posted on 8th of may, 2012

Hello, i haven't posted for a while and i wanted to share with you my new photos made with a reversed 55mm lens on extension tubes. I will try to go even closer with a reversed 28mm lens, as you know as the focal distance goes wider the reversed lens zooms even more, so at this focal range i should have about 4X magnification. Will post again with the new results, in the meantime i hope you like my photos, and advice is welcome.

Comments (22)

Posted by Radub85 on July 23, 2012
Thank you for your nice words, i finally made a good diffuser for the light so now i can take even better photos. Just got a few approved a short while now. Thanks again.
Posted by Bobbrooky on July 23, 2012
Excellent macro images Radub85, very well taken.
Posted by Mpalis on July 22, 2012
Your macro photo are excellent. Just bought Kenko extension tubes but I need to try also the reverse lens approach.
Posted by Tonnywu76 on July 04, 2012
Great Macro.
Like your Giant Mosquito.
Posted by Jdanne on May 21, 2012
Nice photos!
Posted by Joezachs on May 15, 2012
Great pictures.
Wonders of nature.
Posted by Inyrdreams on May 15, 2012
the incect eggs is my favorite too!
Posted by Laurasinelle on May 10, 2012
Great images!
Posted by Mark6138 on May 09, 2012
I particularly love the shot of the insect eggs although all of the images are very interesting. Well done.
Posted by Egomezta on May 09, 2012
Congratulations, your images are amazing...
Posted by Hanbaoluan on May 09, 2012
Pictures are very beautiful!
Posted by Radub85 on May 09, 2012
I use 52mm extension tubes, your problem is that you use an 85mm lens and that is why the magnification is so low. You get higher magnification if you use a lens with smaller focal range like a 24 or 28mm and also used it reversed on the extension tubes. On lenses higher than 50mm is best to use the Raynox system or close-up lenses.
Posted by Unteroffizier on May 09, 2012
Yep. May i know the extension tube total length? 4X magnification is quite a lot. My 50mm extension on a Nikon 85mm 1:1 true macro gives about only 1.75x.
Posted by Parkinsonsniper on May 09, 2012
I respect your experiments and I'm waiting for the results with eager! :) Maybe you can give some information about how to use the reversed lens technique too :)
Posted by Grafvision on May 08, 2012
Very nice photos!
Posted by FabioConcetta on May 08, 2012
Beautiful macro, congratulations!
Posted by Picstudio on May 08, 2012
Great pics!
Posted by Kezza53 on May 08, 2012
Wonderful images with fantastic details :)
Posted by Cammeraydave on May 08, 2012
Very Nice !
Posted by M4rio1979 on May 08, 2012
Very impressive, I have started with reverse lens macro photography a few weeks ago...I use old Sigma 24mm M42 reversed with some extension tubes, and I have about 4:1 magnification...just uploaded one image of jumping spider yesterday, and still waiting for aprooval...details with this magnification are great, but it is pretty shallow DOF.
Posted by Halilin on May 08, 2012
Posted by Jdanne on May 08, 2012
Very impressive photos!

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