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  1. Andrei
    19.04.2015

    Arkady, I have only a small addition. If you add two examples to the article: a photo at 18 mm and 55 mm using this adapter (for example, from the same whale), then this will already be an exhaustive demonstration of it (and visibility will increase significantly).

    In addition, the [lens | filter | magnifying glass | filter] bundle can also provide a cheap, painless alternative for a homemade macro (hand-made magnifying lens, so to speak). The whole “kit” costs about $ 3. in the Internet. An example in the photo (mounted on Nikon 50 / 1.8D):

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  2. Vladimir
    19.03.2016

    Tell me how to remove the reversing adapter from the lens?

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  3. mary
    24.03.2016

    Good day! I went to the experiment with the reversible adapter, having stopped working autofocus on the automatic. Regimes ... It’s possible to mind, what are they?

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    • BB
      24.03.2016

      Return everything as it was, read the instructions for the device.

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  4. Peter
    31.03.2016

    Simple, intelligibly, clearly! Thanks!:)

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  5. Natalie
    20.07.2016

    I bought a ring. Put. The result is complete darkness. I have nikon 18-55. The camera says that it does not see the objective. He does not write anything on the manual. But still nothing is visible. How do I set up my camera? Help! Or hand over the ring?

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    • KalekseyG
      20.07.2016

      On the lens removed from the carcass, the aperture is closed to a minimum, so it is dark. The carcass is in the “M” mode, open the diaphragm and block the engine with what and how it comes to mind. And then experiments with hole size, iso and exposure.

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      • Natalie
        22.07.2016

        Thank you for your feedback, but still nothing is clear. Can you explain step by step what to do? What does it mean to block the engine? What settings need to be made when not inverted? Can exposure be measured in a shape-shifter? I thought only iso and exposure. Thanks…

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      • KalekseyG
        22.07.2016

        1. near the back of the lens a pin which, if you move it, opens the diaphragm, it must be fixed in a certain position (for example, in the middle) with a piece of paper with a match, etc., etc. get a diaphragm of about 10.
        2. in the room put iso 400
        3. Now you will change the exposure by shutter speed, check the necessary experimentally 1/50, 1/10, 1/2.
        4. settings can only be changed in "M"
        5. The external flash brought out from the side of the subject, ignited by the built-in, is also not in vain

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      • Natalie
        22.07.2016

        I tried it. The picture on Lv can be said to be excellent. If I move the shutter of the diaphragm, everything lights up and it only gets worse. Despite the fact that Lv is a good picture, on the slide it is still very dark. I would not want to use the flash of course.)

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      • KalekseyG
        22.07.2016

        experiment will help you. Of course, a closed aperture is good for depth of field - you shoot macro, but you need to increase the iso and increase the shutter speed. Close the aperture, set iso 1600 and adjust the shutter speed when taking pictures

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      • Natalie
        22.07.2016

        I see, thank you very much. The method is certainly good for static objects. Beetles and spiders will scatter. Will it be better with a flash? Maybe macro filters or rings are better?

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      • KalekseyG
        22.07.2016

        Macro lenses - the picture is worse. Hood rings. beetles of telescopes of the U-37 type on the rings. Flash due to the fact that you need a large depth of field, and this is a closed aperture - little light.
        Arkady has an article about connecting two lenses for macro, he did very much advise.

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      • Sergey
        22.07.2016

        I have a macro lens. There is no point in putting them on kit 18-55. I put them on a 70-300 lens, but more or less sane work at FR = 70 ... 180mm.
        The main disadvantage of macro lenses is their strong chromaberration. But sometimes you can get a pretty decent picture.

        There is an option with autofocus rings - everything will work there, but they are expensive + there is practically no point in using autofocus for macro photography: the percentage of misses will be too high.

        If you want to shoot macro with little blood without any special pretensions, then in this respect, "soap dishes" rule.

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      • Natalie
        22.07.2016

        I saw rings for Nikon for about 1000 rubles. There are three large rings. But I bought a reverse one. What does soap dish mean? Probably depending on what. Nifiga, they don't focus at close range ...

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  6. Natalie
    22.07.2016

    Please show a photo using this ring. Is the game worth the candle?

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    • KalekseyG
      22.07.2016

      I can not. laptop somewhere, where I do not know - in the process of moving to the Far East

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    • Rodion
      22.07.2016

      That's it, that only candles are worth it.

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  7. KalekseyG
    22.07.2016

    it is on the assembly of two lenses it seems Yu-37 and G42-2

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    • KalekseyG
      22.07.2016

      here

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      • KalekseyG
        22.07.2016

        .

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      • Yarkiy
        22.07.2016

        Emm, do not consider it nit-picking, but the dust should be “vacuum cleaned” with Photoshop. The laws of the genre, you know, and all that.

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      • KalekseyG
        23.07.2016

        this is not my photo, I won’t get mine yet, see above

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      • Natalie
        22.07.2016

        Oh!…

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      • Yarkiy
        23.07.2016

        Natalie, the reverse ring method is suitable exclusively for immobilized insects or static objects, the optimal exposure parameters are selected experimentally, experimentally. The metal valve that controls the diaphragm is called a jump rope, I will say from experience that it is most convenient to use the broken tip of a wooden toothpick for fixing. ISO use only 100, the lens is 18-55, and so is not a sample of sharp glass, and if you also lift the ISO, you will not get a clean picture at all. Using a flash is a must, the easiest and cheapest option is any suitable flash on a wire. If there is one that is ignited by the built-in, on-camera flash, this is good, if there is a radio trigger even better, and if the all-in-one with a softbox is generally a fairy tale. For the convenience of focusing, use something like a desk lamp, focusing on a dark object is extremely difficult. Put the camera either on a tripod or firmly fix it on a fixed surface, shoot in the 2x or 5 second delay mode to avoid camera shake from pressing the shutter button. For a significant increase in the scale of shooting, you can use macro rings, while the maximum increase is achieved when the lens is set to 18mm.

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      • Natalie
        23.07.2016

        Thank you very much for such a detailed answer. I will try. Is the built-in flash suitable?

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      • Yarkiy
        23.07.2016

        No, the built-in flash does not fit, it is not possible to direct the subject at the desired angle.

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      • Yarkiy
        23.07.2016

        This is with macro rings.

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      • Natalie
        23.07.2016

        That is, with macro rings you also need to turn the lens over?

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      • Yarkiy
        24.07.2016

        This is one of the possibilities to achieve greater magnification.

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      • Yarkiy
        23.07.2016

        This is with two sets of macro rings. The increase is very large, the depth of field is mycoscopic.

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      • Natalie
        23.07.2016

        http://www.pixelur.ru/makrokoltsa-dlya-kamer-nikon Here is a little found. Will it fit?

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      • Yarkiy
        23.07.2016

        Yes, it’s suitable, this is not an autofocus version of the macro rings, they can be used with manual lenses in the normal position and with changeling. There are also autofocus rings. Here you can see how they differ.

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      • Yarkiy
        23.07.2016

        Autofocus rings can be used with both conventional lenses and macro lenses, in which case the increase will be even greater despite the fact that the image quality does not change. And with this kit you can work in the field. It looks like this.

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      • Natalie
        23.07.2016

        That is, a non-autofocus option may not fit an autofocus lens? Or can I switch to manual mode? Autofocus are more expensive ...

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      • Yarkiy
        23.07.2016

        Autofocus rings retain autofocus with autofocus lenses. Ugh, butter. Because they have all the contacts and the jump. Naturally, the manual lens can also be screwed. And not autofocus rings, it's just iron tubes.

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      • Natalie
        23.07.2016

        Clear. I have an 18-55 autofocus lens. Will non-autofocus rings suit him?

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      • Yarkiy
        23.07.2016

        The first two photos are 18-55 on non-autofocus rings with a reversing adapter.

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  8. Kristina
    26.07.2016

    Good day. I read this article and articles about macro lenses and macro rings. Now I think that it’s still more optimal: rings or a reversing adapter? Now I’m shooting on an inverted lens without any mount at all (I hold the lens with my hand). As far as I understand, with a reversible adapter I can attach any lens, regardless of brand, if only the thread fits the filter. And with rings, how?

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    • Yarkiy
      26.07.2016

      Kristina, take a look at a couple of comments above, this is exactly what this is about.

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  9. Andrei
    31.08.2018

    Hats butterflies on a soap dish. The DSLR scares them all away. Thank you for the article.

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  10. Anton
    12.09.2018

    Valuable information. Thank.

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  11. Andrei
    09.04.2019

    Hello Arkady, after reading your article about a reversible adapter, I tried a similar method on my lenses, Helios-81N showed an acceptable picture, but Jupiter 37a flatly refuses to focus in the reverse just a blurry spot, doubt about the lens crept in, did anyone turn over the rear lens while disassembling to clean up to me, in normal mode it works well, contrast, focus is fine, the picture pleases. Carcass D90.

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