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kkeesy Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 10:31 PM
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"Reverse Lens?"


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What do I need to reverse a lens?I use a D7000,D2Xs.I have several Macro lenses plus a 50f1.4 351.8Just want to try something new.Thanks

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four eighty sparky Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2011Sun 06-Jan-13 10:53 PM
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#1. "RE: Reverse Lens?"
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Sun 06-Jan-13 10:55 PM by four eighty sparky

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To start, a BR2A.

Adorama: http://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?kbid=64628&searchinfo=br2a
B&H: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=br2a&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Sat 12-Jan-13 10:54 AM
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Sat 12-Jan-13 10:56 AM by glxman

South Australia, AU
          

Hi Howard,
Something I have been playing around with myself,
I am a novice at this stage but have discovered a few "opinions" about the process,
As mentioned, a BR2A will reverse your lens allowing you to focus very close,
Exposures are are trial and error with manual shooting

The second "trick" to play with is to "stack" a reversed lens,
For example,
You can reverse a lens on the front of your existing lens, wide angle usually gives a better ratio
To "join" the two lenses, you will need a "male/male" ring to join the both together
Both the required tools, BR2A and the male/male rings can be picked up on ebay
The BR2A is a Nikon part whereas the male/male rings are after market,
You can get them in stepup and stepdown, like a 67mm/52mm for example
Have fun,
Regards,
Gary

  

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