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Old May 23, 2005, 1:15 AM   #11
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.. last one of the whole setup:

BTW - gotta (*heart*) the ME !
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Old May 23, 2005, 10:17 PM   #12
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Question: Why not just get a metal reversing ring made for this? I think I spent maybe $5 on mine on eBay - works great!
post some pix??

cheapest i've seen on ebay is about $20, delivered.

post some pix or did you waste your $5 ??
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i didn't spend a dime but so what??? just trying to show people something..
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post something you've taken. i know i'm interested..

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Old May 24, 2005, 2:06 AM   #13
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Holy crap, those are awsome pics of the spider. I still havent been home yet to have a shot at making this.

I only found 1 reverse adapter on ebay(australia), already with 6 bids at $6 AUS. Ill just make it myself - its more fun that way.

What would they retail for in the shops though, just curious
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Old May 24, 2005, 11:11 AM   #14
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One thing to remember with this setup, the rear element of the lens was never meant to be facing out and has no protective coating like the front element has. It is very easy to scratch the soft optical glass at the rear of the lens.

This method has been used for years as the poor mans macro lens, and it works great, although it does not replace the true macro for photographing flat full frame items like documents. For that you need a real flat focus Macro Lens.

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Old May 24, 2005, 4:05 PM   #15
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that's true and i should have mentioned it. i've known this since the late 70s but never did it. i've got a smc 100 f4 that shoots at 1:2.. but does not give the detail i want. hopefully the sigma 105 f2.8 isn't too far down the road.
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Old May 26, 2005, 12:13 AM   #16
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Old May 26, 2005, 6:31 AM   #17
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first one is great, second one i would probably deleted. it's good but the focus or camera shake got you. please resize next time. anybody on dial up is not going to wait on the download. i shoot almost everything in raw and have gotten to the point of deleteing anything marginal. i'm getting around 1 in 4-6 shots using this setup. what's your average?
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That is where mirror lock up and at least a tripod comes in handy. Those are really big files, even on a fast connection. You can trim them down quite a bit and still get a sharp looking file.

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Old May 26, 2005, 10:32 AM   #19
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Yeah, the second one is a bit blurry, the other one i took of it was better.

And I couldnt be bothered cutting them down i just threw them up

I also forget people use dialup still, i just upgraded to 8mbit adsl

EDIT: They come through slow because i am hosting them on my server, which is only on 1mbit/1mbit SDSL
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Yeah, the second one is a bit blurry, the other one i took of it was better.

And I couldnt be bothered cutting them down i just threw them up

I also forget people use dialup still, i just upgraded to 8mbit adsl

EDIT: They come through slow because i am hosting them on my server, which is only on 1mbit/1mbit SDSL
they still need to be smaller. whenever i post pix i try to keep it at 900 width or smaller and no bigger than 150k. there's still a lot of people on dialup using 15'' monitors. most times i only post at 700 wide.
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