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04/26/2006 02:27:32 AM · #1

So I watch this neat video on National Geographic's web site - and I think I'll try it with the old D70.

I can see nothing with my 28-70mm Tamron reversed as the video shows this guy doing. Am I missing something here?

Thanks in advance for your input.
04/26/2006 02:29:38 AM · #2
Got a good one here too :-)

04/26/2006 06:01:43 AM · #3
I appreciate that reply, but maybe you didn't watch the video. This guy is taking the lens off of his camera, reversing it, and shooting!

My digital won't even shoot without a lens - although I think he's shooting film.

Guess nobody else thinks this is interesting -
04/26/2006 06:13:07 AM · #4
I have done a shoot with a set up as he is explaining, but it was with film on an old and well-loved Nikon F.

Images were for evidence in an investigation for NCIS while in the Navy.

It allows me to show detail of an image that with a regular lens I would have had a major difficulty in getting.

Also when I did this, I did not have a coupler ring to attach the two lenses together with, I used electrical tape, worked great, and yes using duck tape did cross my mind, the clean up would have been a pain.
04/28/2006 01:24:59 PM · #5

I just read some stuff yesterday about reversing lenses. There's also something called reverse stacking. I'm pretty interested in trying this out also.

Here's some links with more info:

Reversing Ring:
Link 1
Link 2

Reverse Stacking:
Link 1

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