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Old Jun 13, 2004, 3:03 PM   #1
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I shot this small fly, possibly a fruit fly, with my Kodak DX6490. I attached an old Canon 50mm FD lens (reversed) with a 55mm reversal ring.
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Old Jun 14, 2004, 9:29 AM   #2
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great shot, i wish i could understand what reversing a lens actually was. Hate to sound stupid here:-)
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Old Jun 14, 2004, 11:18 AM   #3
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Thanks much for your comments. I'm far from technical, but you screw the lens on with the end usually attached to the camera facing out. The pros are very close-up shots, and being able to use older 35mm SLR lenses. The cons are next to no depth of field and usually needing a external flash to freeze your subject. I am looking to purchase a focusing rail to mount on my tripod...focus becomes very critical with a reversed lens...at least from my experience. Woody
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