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Old Jun 15, 2006, 10:07 AM   #1
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im considering getting a lens of a SLR and reversing it to give me better magnification. what type of lens works best when reversed? what factors come into consideration?what do you use?


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Old Jun 21, 2006, 1:42 AM   #2
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I don't recommend reversing lenses - the depth of field is too small (around 0,2mm or less).

But if you have testet +4and(!) +8 dioptersand the results were perfect ;-) :

Buy a used SLR lens with f:1,8 or better f:1,4. The open aperture will reduce vignetting.

Just read this:

http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam.../Reversal.html

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