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Old Jan 28, 2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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Well its Chinese New Year, and usually we celebrate it on the eve with a reunion dinner........and this Lynx also planned to have its own reunion dinner....though by himself (loner!). Not sure what it ate, but it was a real flat insect.....not sure how much it was into it when I saw it.

Its a montage and posted afew of it in full.
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+Ext bounce flash, F8, ISO50, various speeds

#1:Montage


#2: Side view
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Taken with 6T filter only.


#3: Hanging down
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6T+Sigma CU


#4:Close up
Reverse lens
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 2:08 PM   #2
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Hi ya tchuanye

Excellent shots my favourite is the one where you've used the 6t Only

Excellent.

No can i just ask bearing in mind tnat i know bugger all about photography. Slowly learning I Think.

Whats the idea of the reversed lens ? Basically what does it do ?

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 4:13 PM   #3
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More great shots! Jim
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 4:25 PM   #4
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I was also curious about the reverse lens technique. Besides, didn't the spider bother with the flash? Something like "C'mon, I'm eating!"
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 1:10 AM   #5
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Thanks Jim, Wadge and Jose!

Well, reverse lens is basically reversing a 35mm lens to the camera to act as a very powerful close up lens. For a 50mm lens, its reported to be about >+20 dioptre.

I use a Minolta 50mm F1.7 lens. I reverse it using a reverse coupler (male-to-male) thread to screw on the lens to the end of the FZ. As the 50mm lens is 49mm thread, and I have a phayee 62mm thread, I have a 62-49mm step up ring between the coupler and the prime lens.

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Hi ya tchuanye

Excellent shots my favourite is the one where you've used the 6t Only

Excellent.

No can i just ask bearing in mind tnat i know bugger all about photography. Slowly learning I Think.

Whats the idea of the reversed lens ? Basically what does it do ?

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Old Jan 29, 2006, 4:30 PM   #6
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That sounds interesting...
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Old Feb 1, 2006, 1:47 PM   #7
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tchuanye wrote:
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Well, reverse lens is basically reversing a 35mm lens to the camera to act as a very powerful close up lens. For a 50mm lens, its reported to be about >+20 dioptre.

I use a Minolta 50mm F1.7 lens. I reverse it using a reverse coupler (male-to-male) thread to screw on the lens to the end of the FZ. As the 50mm lens is 49mm thread, and I have a phayee 62mm thread, I have a 62-49mm step up ring between the coupler and the prime lens.
How about the weight? Don't you fear sometimes it could be too much for the FZ?
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Great Shots, as always from you, Tchuanye.

José I think it would be heavy if he was using the plastic panasonic hood, but that's not the case
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Old Feb 2, 2006, 1:04 AM   #9
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Thanks Narmer.

Jose, the set up is not too straining for the camera. I would say it won't be too different than attaching a telecon or wideangle lens to the FZ camera.

Thats the physical part. To take pics with the set up is a challenge as the DOF is real shallow, and any slight movement, and the focus is off. Thus, many missed shots....but when you getone that is in focus...the results are rewarding.
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