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   Old Thread  #1441 14 Dec 2011 at 0.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Some very useful information on this site check it out
http://macrophotographyforbeginners.blogspot.com/
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   Old Thread  #1440 12 Dec 2011 at 12.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Reversed lens update
Canon strike again. It appears that the FD range of lenses are required to be attached to the Camera before manual aperture settings can be set.
The very old lenses have a fixing which allows this, the hunt is on. The lens does not have to be Canon as the adaptor has to be a canon fit but the other end is a screw fit so as long as the lens does not need to be attached directly to the camera in conventional mode to be able to manually adjust the aperture and the filter size is available you should be in business.
On the good side I have found a brilliant lens adaptor for FD to EOS. When fitted it fools the system into thinking it has a EF lens attached and you have selected manual focusing. On the exposure front you can still use some of the auto functions and of course manual.
The lens is Hoya optical glass for infinity correction and can be removed for true macro work thus using a uncorrected lens.
Made by an ex Canon technician at £60+ it is streets ahead of the Plastic/rubbish glass lenses found in overseas offerings and does not fall to bits.
Will give a report when it arrives
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   Old Thread  #1439 11 Dec 2011 at 11.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Neil for the link.
I think I must give this approach a go. Reversing rings are only around £13 but the down side is that you need to be able to manually set the aperture on the lens so you need to get a non electric lens which is not a problem with Canon FD lenses.

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The working distances are very short from subject to lens coupled with very, very limited depth of field. Lighting the subject could also pose a problem but the good thing is that this approach is not driven by buying ultra expensive gear.

It canít be as easy as it sounds otherwise everybody would be doing it. The photos illustrated are of live subjects taken in the field which poses its own set of problems.

I did notice a number of Carl Zeiss std lenses for sale, which are superb optics, expensive but perhaps something to work up to.
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   Old Thread  #1438 11 Dec 2011 at 8.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Here's your link mate

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   Old Thread  #1437 11 Dec 2011 at 7.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks 60s rules, I have the same problem mate, can't get the hang of posting links on here.
Amazing shots
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   Old Thread  #1436 11 Dec 2011 at 6.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks David
I think I did read something about the blurring problem on a forum linked to my research on adaptors. Appeared to be how the adaptor was fitted to the camera. If I can find the link I will let you know about it.
On a different topic check out this web page. www.thomasshahan.com, sorry canít do links.
This guy produces world class shots using the reversed lens technique on equipment that most people would consign to the bin.
He shoots a number of shots of live subjects in the field and slightly alters the focusing point for each shot and them layer stacks them.
There is an article in the November issue of Digital SLR photography which outlines his approach.
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   Old Thread  #1435 11 Dec 2011 at 5.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Still got all my old FD lenses , i did get a converter to use them on my Nikon D5000.
My 28mm f/2.8 and 70-210 works ok though had to go Manual without any metering.
Pity the main lens i wanted to use my 50mm f/1.8 produces blurred shots, think this is something to do with the distance between compositing lens and the sensor.
You should get much better results though converting to your EOS
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   Old Thread  #1434 8 Dec 2011 at 9.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Finally decided to go down the Macro route. On its way is a Canon FD 35-70 Macro Zoom. Not wanting to spend shedloads of money I have opted for the later FD version with a top quality convertor to attach to my EOS.
I can live with manual focusing and using in aperture priority mode as this is how I take close ups anyway
Will be interesting to see if it was £90 well spent
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   Old Thread  #1433 25 Nov 2011 at 12.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
A couple from this morning..





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   Old Thread  #1432 20 Nov 2011 at 11.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!

Raw file Photoshoped
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   Old Thread  #1431 20 Nov 2011 at 9.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yep along with uv filter, gorilla pod and remote
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   Old Thread  #1430 20 Nov 2011 at 9.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Stunning shots !!
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   Old Thread  #1429 20 Nov 2011 at 9.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks
Yes Amazing lens, Nearly straight off the camera just a little tweaking
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   Old Thread  #1428 20 Nov 2011 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There's something quite amazing about those droplets of water Dave, immense!!
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   Old Thread  #1427 20 Nov 2011 at 7.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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will be trying out some shots this week
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