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November 15, 2006

November 15, 2006


Okay, for those that asked: When reverse mounted, the 50mm 1.8 functions as a macro lens. The camera cannot read any information from the lens because the contacts are facing in the opposite direction, and the adapter sits between the lens and the mount. Because of this you have to shoot in full manual mode (focus also). The exif data defaults to f/1.0, but I really had it manually set on f/22 (again camera cannot read any info). The image is slightly cropped for composition. This was shot RAW and converted in Nikon Capture NX, then resized and sharpened in PS.

Nikon D50 ,Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF
1/100s f/22 iso 200
50mm 1.8 reversed full exif

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Thierry Lucas03-Jan-2007 21:22
Very nice idea !
Very good shot.
EDITH RB26-Dec-2006 20:01
Wow this one is so sharp and very colorful with night lighting too. Gmv.
Marcia Colelli25-Nov-2006 17:22
very nice and colorful macro V
coaster24-Nov-2006 21:43
Very creative and colorful shot!
Neil Horner23-Nov-2006 22:36
very cool shot !
Donald Verger21-Nov-2006 09:45

Jessica McCollum20-Nov-2006 21:00
What an amazing sharpness this has! Great detail! Great colors : )
TimA20-Nov-2006 08:00
Excellent composition and very, very sharp! :-))
Love the colours too!
Sheila19-Nov-2006 09:18
Dan Ng19-Nov-2006 02:13
Incredible miniture volcanoes. Great macro!
Buz Kiefer18-Nov-2006 13:53
Excellent Kent. You must have been in photograph a long time to know about reverse mounting. With all the delicate contacts exposed, I didn't know they still did this. Great result and a big vote.
Carole Stevens17-Nov-2006 21:45
Stunning macro fantastic DOF to get theae sharp!
Bryan Ramsay17-Nov-2006 03:57
Super macro!! Great job. V -BJ
Mindy McNaugher17-Nov-2006 01:53
Amazing macro!!! Cool perspective! Vote!
Chris17-Nov-2006 01:46
Definitely sharp and, as you say, to the point.
David Royall17-Nov-2006 00:00
That was a very pointed experiment. Very attractive colors.
Robbie D7016-Nov-2006 23:24
Ahh ! I get your point Shatterbug.
Thanks for all the info on the reversed lens. This is some shot !
great work .
Guest 16-Nov-2006 22:09
Oh yes! fantastic macro! Love those strange colours and the lighting too! V
laine8216-Nov-2006 21:48
Classy shot !!
Barbara Heide16-Nov-2006 20:57
Galina Stepanova16-Nov-2006 20:56
And what is aperture F1? Those magic 50mm lens... Cool effect.
Tell me the true, is this full frame and those lens are macro? I am so profound in technical part of photography...
Galina Stepanova16-Nov-2006 20:53
Marc Demoulin16-Nov-2006 19:52
Wow fantastic texture with this great lens!! Wonderful!
Isolde Peisl16-Nov-2006 19:19
Awesome macro, Kent - love the colours!!! V.
joanteno16-Nov-2006 17:43
Excellent Macro..
Greg Harp16-Nov-2006 15:33
Magnificent macro. GMV
Peg O'Brien16-Nov-2006 15:25
Fine close-up and wonderful colors.
Ann LT16-Nov-2006 15:23
I got the point! ;)
Gary Winters16-Nov-2006 14:51
A very pointed image... :-)
Ed Goodnight16-Nov-2006 11:20
an attention grabber
Sheila16-Nov-2006 09:39
Wow. Lots of detail there.
Fabulous colours and textures.
BAS Photography16-Nov-2006 09:04
WOW! Lovely! Great light! ~V~
Guenter Eh16-Nov-2006 07:51
Oho - WOW!!! Excellent close up - fine lens!
JD16-Nov-2006 07:13
That's an unusual view! Excellent idea, well realized. Voted.
Eric Carrère16-Nov-2006 07:08
Excellent image, love it ! V.
QUERIDO16-Nov-2006 06:57
very nice shot,vote
Bryan Murahashi16-Nov-2006 05:53
Beautiful colors and sharpness in this capture. GMV
Fong Lam16-Nov-2006 05:38
Creative the vibrant colors and patterns.
Pepe Zyman16-Nov-2006 05:33
Really sharp and colorful!
Gary Perkins16-Nov-2006 05:14
Excellent image
Liz Bickel16-Nov-2006 04:58
Very cool. Great shot!
Wei O'Connell16-Nov-2006 04:54
Very colorful image. OK, I got the point :-) vote
Kevin Sargent16-Nov-2006 04:40