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Posted by on Dec 4, 2010 in Information, MyPhotos, Photography | 0 comments

Macro Photography on a Budget

Macro Photography on a Budget

Macro photography is fun, but the price of the lens are very expensive.
In this post, I’m gonna share with you how to shoot macro photography, without spending hundred or thousand of dollars for a lens, instead, we’re just gonna spend a few dollars on a reverse ring.

There’s 2 types of reverse ring. One is lens to body, the other is lens to lens. I’m using the lens to body reverse lens.

Reverse ring on Canon 400D

Know your lens’ diameter, and get the right ring size for it. I bought the 52mm diameter ring to use with my 50mm f/1.8 and 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. It’s better to use some old lens or cheaper lens because the other side of the lens will be exposed to dust and stuffs, and you don’t have a filter for that. (Or you can DIY your own filter for the reverse side of the lens… Hmm… I might try that.)

Search on eBay for reverse ring.

Here are some shots I took using the reverse ring, with my 38-76mm lens and Canon 400D.
Macro 1

It’s best to shoot in bright daylight. Sometimes if it’s too dark, I use my camera’s built-in flash to light up the subject.

Macro 2

When using the reverse ring, it’s hard to focus on the subject. Sometimes I have to use a tripod to avoid camera shake.

Macro 3

Macro 4

Macro 5

Macro 6

Macro 7

Macro 8

View larger images and other photos shot using reverse ring on Facebook or Flickr.

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