Tiny Tuesday ~ A Macro Experiment

I read somewhere last week that you could use a 50mm lens as a macro lens.

All you have to do is take it off your camera and turn it around.

Sounds simple, yes?


Turns out that it can be done, but it’s a serious pain. I used my trusty D80, which isn’t terribly versatile, but I didn’t want to get anything on my D300 sensor. *shrug*

I couldn’t see anything with the lens turned around. I had to guess if I was in focus. It was pretty tricky. I might try it again with my vintage 50mm and my Holga someday…

Here is the image of the end of a tree branch that had snapped off in the wind this morning.

D80, 50mm lens in reverse:


The colors and texture are interesting. You can see all the dust on the D80 sensor (I’m such a bad camera mommy!)

And here is the same photos, but with the lens properly mounted on the camera.


I had to zoom in post-production, but you get the general idea.

My Kingdom for a Nikon 105 Macro lens… I guess I’ll have to start saving up my pennies for that one. lol

Thanks for checking out this week’s #TinyTuesday!


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