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Bowled over..

at what I can do with that reversing ring.

Almost surreal


Scary


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and all through this old bit of glass.Held in my daughter's hand.
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Question Re: Bowled over..

Brilliant, as ever...

Where did you get the Reversing ring ?
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Re: Bowled over..

Fantastic results Andy
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Re: Bowled over..

Fantastic shots Andy, are you managing this hand held.

Trying to get my head round the whole idea of reversing rings, so any more info would be helpful.

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Fantastic shots Andy, are you managing this hand held.

Trying to get my head round the whole idea of reversing rings, so any more info would be helpful.

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This is what the set up looks like.





Yes these are hand held.I carry enough other bits and bobs and do not usually carry a tripod.
Obviously the Om50 is wide open as there is no control over it(unless you push the DOF button on the side)so all the apature controll is in the ZD50.
I'm still playing but I've found the best way so far is to have the camera in manual to keep the shutter speed up and compensate turning up the FL36 up to about +1.7.
Focus is a bit hit and miss as the DOF is tiny so I get a lot of non-keepers.
To stop it vignetting to much the best way to use seem to be to have the ZD50 set at about 0.4 of a meter which does not extend the lens to much so as to cause a shadow.Oh for a ring flash.
All in all great fun to play with.

Big problem is that my daughter has taken a liking to my OM1 and now we have to compete for the lens.
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Where did you get the Reversing ring ?
Came from a company in North America via Amazon at 6.01.Took about a week to arrive.
You can get then cheaper from China via Ebay but this ring is metal rather than plastic.Also I'm not a fan of using Paypal.

All in all 6.01 plus a bit of postage well spent.
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Re: Bowled over..

Cripes, they're good. I must start to have another try with minr - it's lain in a box for over a year.
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Re: Bowled over..

I am sure we used to use lenses back-to-front on their own on film cameras, rather than on the end of an existing lens. Certainly the idea isn't new, and of course you can use any 50 mm lens; it doesn't have to be an Olympus lens, although inferior marques may reduce image quality.

Thnking about it; if you were to stop down the second lens it would probably cause a vignette effect, rather than darkening the whole image.

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I am sure we used to use lenses back-to-front on their own on film cameras, rather than on the end of an existing lens. Certainly the idea isn't new, and of course you can use any 50 mm lens; it doesn't have to be an Olympus lens, although inferior marques may reduce image quality.

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No not new at all.I had a reversing ring for my Praktica Nova1 and the Zeiss Tessar in 1969.Used straight on the camera it gave some good results.
I think in these days of digital we are much more likely to experiment though.
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Stunning, great detail and DOF.
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Absolutely gorgeous Andy

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Re: Bowled over..

Andy stunding pictures I love number 1 and the boken.

Not thought of trying macro until I've seen some of the posts on this forum.

This will seem like a silly question to those who know how to macro but if you have a ED 50mm f2 macro lens what does sticking another 50mm lens in reverse do. I can see the results are fastantic. Can you get closer than the .24m and what magnification does this give.

I still have my OM1 equipment complete with the 50mm f 1.8 and a Tosner 75-200mm f3.8 zoom/macro lens. Just ordered a 4/3 to om adapter off ebay to try the macro of the Tosner it seems that a reversing ring may give me some interesting play time as well.

I have the 12-60 SWD and 50-200mmSWD are these suitable for experimenting with reversing rings?

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Andy stunding pictures I love number 1 and the boken.

Not thought of trying macro until I've seen some of the posts on this forum.

This will seem like a silly question to those who know how to macro but if you have a ED 50mm f2 macro lens what does sticking another 50mm lens in reverse do. I can see the results are fastantic. Can you get closer than the .24m and what magnification does this give.

I still have my OM1 equipment complete with the 50mm f 1.8 and a Tosner 75-200mm f3.8 zoom/macro lens. Just ordered a 4/3 to om adapter off ebay to try the macro of the Tosner it seems that a reversing ring may give me some interesting play time as well.

I have the 12-60 SWD and 50-200mmSWD are these suitable for experimenting with reversing rings?

John
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Well I'm not sure about the magnifcation factor but it reduces the working distance down to about 3 cm from the front of the lens so you have to be very stealthy.
Not sure about using longer or zoom lenses but I suspect that as the front is much larger you would get much more of a vignette or tunneling.
To try to judge the magnification the two beetle's in the shots are both only about 1 cm in length.

All the great fun to try at not too much cost.

Ps out of interest what part of Essex are you in?
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Well I'm not sure about the magnifcation factor but it reduces the working distance down to about 3 cm from the front of the lens so you have to be very stealthy.
Not sure about using longer or zoom lenses but I suspect that as the front is much larger you would get much more of a vignette or tunneling.
To try to judge the magnification the two beetle's in the shots are both only about 1 cm in length.

All the great fun to try at not too much cost.

Ps out of interest what part of Essex are you in?
Thanks Andy now that working distance for the cost of a reversing ring seems like a real bargain. I assume that a wider lens would increase the distance and does it work with the 12-60SWD?

For my sins and at the risk of being stereo type cask I am in Billericay. I would like to meet with other Olympus E system users. It seems that the 4 on the forum could be it. I have tried two local camera clubs and nobody seems to have current Olympus equipment! It begs the question how many E series cameras did Olympus sell in the UK?

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I assume that a wider lens would increase the distance and does it work with the 12-60SWD?

For my sins and at the risk of being stereo type cask I am in Billericay. I would like to meet with other Olympus E system users. It seems that the 4 on the forum could be it. I have tried two local camera clubs and nobody seems to have current Olympus equipment! It begs the question how many E series cameras did Olympus sell in the UK?

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I think it should work with the 12-60 but as the front filter size is 72mm there is a great mismatch with smaller lenses and probably a larger black circle.

As for meet up I believe there is one at Maldon next week which I cannot make but a few are going.Should be good.

If not we hope to meet up in London in September if you can make it.

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