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Old Jun 29, 2005, 8:32 AM   #1
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I say eye but its the head, just that the head is probably 90% eye anyway



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Old Jun 29, 2005, 9:40 PM   #2
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Wow that's a fantastic shot.

That's amazing.

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Old Jun 30, 2005, 4:45 AM   #3
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WTF? Did you use a micrsoscope?
Amazing shot!
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 8:44 AM   #4
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WTF? Did you use a micrsoscope?
Amazing shot!
Thanks...

Its a Ricoh 35-70mm reversed in front of a Sigma 105 mm.
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 9:15 AM   #5
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Please could you explain the equipement used there.



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Old Jun 30, 2005, 10:08 AM   #6
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Please could you explain the equipement used there.



Fantastic pic.
Its just a lens reversed and attached to the front of another lens. In the image below I have the a digital rebel 18-55mm kit lens attached to the front of a sigma 105. This is not what I used to capture the mosquito but its similar. You can also attach a reverse lens directly to the camera.

Advantages of a double lens setup is more magnification and the lens attached to the camera can still work as normal, for example exposure can still be obtained by the camera (although I use full manual on everything). You also get more light coming through since the reversed lens is normally wide open on aperture so its easier to see the subject in the viewfinder and focus on it.

The single lens setup is full manual and depends on the lens for manual aperture setting. It requires more light to even see the subject well through the viewfinder, less magnification but more working distance and DOF.

You can purchase different adapter rings to attach the lenses together via their filter threads.


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