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?

NOT. SO. MUCH.

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:

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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.

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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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