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'.
"The Nikon did the work; I just happened to be behind it at the time." TP
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.
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
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.