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Super magnification camera

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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Rautiocination is taking some super-close up photos… (here are the macro shots) – “an ungodly abomination, a EF 90-300 mm lens which is male to male filter coupled to a EF-S 18-55 lens …potential magnification is around 300 / 18 = ~16x (not taking into account non-full frame sensor, for which i am not sure how it would affect the result in the end)! granted at this mag the lens would be well over a foot long and need the subject to almost be almost _in_ the lens…total cost for me: $9 adaptor from e-bay (as i already had the lenses) “Link.

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Macro imaging projects, hacks, how-tos and more – Link.

18 thoughts on “Super magnification camera

  1. Want to try reverse-stacking lenses like this before ordering an adapter? Use tape. Plan on making a rock-solid mount from which to shoot, because it’d be ridiculously difficult to get sharp photos hand-holding this. Using timer mode or a remote is helpful, too.

    Sensor size doesn’t apply to captured magnification (as opposed to enlarging prints), but it’s handy for comparing the field of view between cameras with different sensor/film sizes.

  2. Oof! I only just realized you linked my whole macro gallery as if it was shot with this lens, not the case unfortunately. A single reversed lens _can_ create similar effects to these, however, the majority of those were shot with my gf’s sigma 50mm macro 1:2.8 (thanks sweetie!) and some nice bright tungsten lights for color correcshun

    I’ll post more photos from the ubermacro as I get a chance, I have a lot of broken electronics whose insides need documenting! The links below are to photos taken with this lens :

    Full magnification

    Minimum magnification

  3. Reminds me of a setup I threw together when I first got my digital SLR. In my case, I handheld the lenses together (not easy to do with the depth of fields you end up with). My favorite was this one. Not as high magnification as yours. I love macro photography.

  4. i propose a macro-off, whoever can blow up a the floating eye triangle on a dollar bill without cropping to the biggest possible (and without using microphotography (though i do have a microscope adapter for my camera, muahahah)) wins :)

  5. I’m confused at why this is so interesting… Looks to me like it takes blurry pictures with black rings around them.

    I once found an old 50mm lens and reversed it in front of my 300mm and it took awesome pictures. If anyone is interested here’s the only one that ever made it online: Macro’s of pixels

  6. I’m confused at why this is so interesting… Looks to me like it takes blurry pictures with black rings around them.

    I once found an old 28mm lens and reversed it in front of my 300mm and it took awesome pictures. If anyone is interested here’s the only one that ever made it online: Macro’s of pixels

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