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Old Mar 28, 2005, 8:06 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Have started a new topic so as not to clog up the others, and as it's reversed lens then it should really be a new topic:-)

Ok have tried the reversed lens...very good but needs loads of light!!

Have only taken a couple so far as it's a busy weekend.
To get depth of field you need the camera on the highest F-stop which in turn reduces the light hence you need a really bright sunny day. I know, we are in the UK and these are very rare happenings but I got this handheld very awkward position. The aperture was atF4 any higher and a tripod would be needed so couldn't get the shot in this position.Not the best place to try and it's very dull! still it's stopped raining for a while.

Will post some others when I take them may wait for a better day but will try.

I don't think it's too bad for first try, this little fella was less than 5mm long.

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Old Mar 28, 2005, 12:17 PM   #2
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What setting of the zoom did you use? Nice Mosquito!

I'm not surprised you discovered there is little DOF ...... the 50mm lens is acting like a +20 Dioptre supplementary lens ......that's asking a lot for hand held! Even your +10 would be tricky to use.

My 135mm pieces act like a +6 Dioptre ....I suspect that might be the limit for me using hand held and high zoom settings.

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Old Mar 28, 2005, 12:41 PM   #3
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Hi KK,

That was full zoom, the reversed lens was about 5cm away from mosquito.
I had to pull back a little to get into focus.
The Canon lens was at full aperture(found out how to do it with a pair of tweazers)
I set the zoom length to infinity.

The M410R was aperture priority at F4 set in macro mode.

Your right very difficult to get good handheld but the results are exactly what I was after.

May even work better with my filter extension tube to bring the Canon lens closer to the camera lens, just need to get 49mm to 52mm step-up ring, looks like I will only need1 blank filter ring, the step-up ring then the 52mm coupler(there is a fair bit of room from the Canon's filter threads to the glass soshould be ok)

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Old Mar 29, 2005, 6:33 AM   #4
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Hi Guys

That is pretty good Ian! Glad you have found something that gives better quality than the close up filters u got.

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Old Apr 2, 2005, 7:52 AM   #5
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Here's another couple of shots taken through the window.

This time I used my own adapter tube which I think has made a huge difference, it must have bought the reversed lens about 5-10mm closer to the camera lens!
These are straight from camera just resized to post.
There are loads of these little dudes on the stamen of Daffodils! Very small, I tried to get a rough measure but they are very quick, but I would say 3mm full length.

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And another, this was less than 5mm long!
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 8:31 AM   #7
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Ian

Seems to me that the cheapo lens you got is amazingly good at getting close!

Been a bit quite on here of late.

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Hi Tony,

Yep been very quite.

The Canon 50mm lens reversed is excellent, all shots so far have been hand held full zoom, difficult to catch anything alive as it moves so fast!

Really pleased with the results, just what I was after.

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Old Apr 2, 2005, 10:14 AM   #9
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Ian

I have been working all hours and saving hard so i can have my SLR for my birthday in June. The lil time i have had for my self i have been researching the Canon 350D which is what i have decided on but not with the crappy kit lens.

Not had much chance to do photos but did go to Portsmouth over Easter. The flash was just to poor on board the war ships with the M410R as i expected and the camera could not handle the flashless indoor aquarium pics very well which i also expected.

My M410R does have its uses but i do find i need the flexibility of an SLR and better lense quality more and more.

Glad to see someone has the time to take pics. I will put the M410R thru it's paces when i am in italy in 2 months. It will then take 2nd place beside the SLR. I just love complete manual control which i really miss from my SLR 35mm days !

So what you been uo to and where did KK go?

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Not been upto much busy with work!

Managed to take these shots today, first time it's been ok weather.
Haven't seen any posts by KK maybe he's gone away as it's holidays.

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