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chipshorter Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2012Sat 29-Dec-12 01:45 AM
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"Close-up Centipede in the 'wild' "
Sat 29-Dec-12 01:56 AM by chipshorter

Philadelphia, US
          

Caught in his natural habitat (my basement). I realize that a dirty basement floor is not the best backdrop for this kind of picture, but sometimes one takes what one can get.

This was a Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 35mm reversed. 1/60 with a flash, f16 or f22.

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OnTERRYo Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011Sat 29-Dec-12 02:14 PM
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Hamilton, CA
          

Hi Chris.

That is an excellent shot.
I believe you are the first Nikonian that I have found to also have a reversing ring. Mine is a BR2A but I have not had any results close to what you have in your basement 'studio'.

Keep shooting.

Terry.

OnTERRYo

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chipshorter Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2012Sat 29-Dec-12 06:38 PM
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Philadelphia, US
          

Terry-

Thanks for your generous comments I do wish he didn't have a hair on his face(mouth?). My basic Photoshop skills weren't sufficient to get rid of it cleanly.

I know a lot of people use proper macro lenses on here. I have a 60mm Nikkor Micro too, that's pretty fantastic, as well as a set of extension tubes. I got the reversal ring (the cheapo fotodiox from Amazon) because I love to experiment. I have found that some lenses work better than others when reversed, but they all need a little curve adjustment for clarity. This lens, the old 35mm f2, has been my favorite for magnification, ease of use and satisfactory results. The 50mm 1.8 is nice too, but the magnification is obviously not as strong.

Take care,
-Chris

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Sat 29-Dec-12 07:03 PM
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Great menacing attitude on this creature. I am just looking into reversing and never thought about just reversing a lens on the camera, as opposed to reversing a lens on the front of another. Will have to look into what lenses work best. If you have any hints please shar

Victor

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TEITZY Silver Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Nikonian since 14th Mar 2007Mon 31-Dec-12 02:25 AM
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WUNGHNU, AU
          

Nice job on this one Chris.

Victor, the 50 1.8D is a popular lens for reversing. Having a manual aperture ring also makes the job a bit easier.

Peter Forsell has some good macro lens info here if you are interested.
http://www.peterforsell.com/macro.html

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Leigh

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Mon 31-Dec-12 12:31 PM
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Ottawa, CA
          

Thanks. Spent part of yesterday experimenting with the 50 1.8, tubes, reversing, and a diopter to see what is most practical for field work and specifically what my maximum magnification is at a workable distance outdoors. I can get amazing ratios mmm's from the subject, but I need some distance in the field. The website you mentioned is certainly very useful. Last year I was working with my 105mm and a 36mm extension tube. We will see how it goes. Thanks again.


Victor

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nikocarol Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Jun 2010Tue 01-Jan-13 02:38 PM
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Santa Fe, US
          

WOW, now that is some shot. Everytime I have seen a centipede he is off and running..Bravo for getting him to sit while you took that shot.

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