• Hey,

    Nice pano! Have you ever tried to use an inverted lens in front of the regular lens, instead of the extension tube? I made some tests with it the other day (see my flickr page), and found that magnification was awesome, but the working distance was like 3 cm. Would the extension tubes be better for this?

    November 27, 2007
  • Neil Creek

    Thanks Thiago! I’ve never tried reversing the lens. I suppose it seems to me to be a very tricky and difficult technique. Trying to hold everything in alignment, while pressing the shutter, focusing and trying to keep my own arms from casting a shadow with the flash. I suppose with a filter-body adapter it would make it easier.

    I couldn’t say if tubes would be better or not, since I haven’t tried reversing. Tubes largely solve the above mentioned problems, but they’re not free :) Incidentally, at 75mm extension, maximum zoom and closest focus, the working distance with my Tamron and extension tubes is also about 3cm.

    I’ll have to give it a try, just to see if it’s as good as everyone says! Thanks for the encouragement :)

    November 27, 2007

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