reversing a lens for cheap macro

Started Aug 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: reversing a lens for cheap macro
In reply to Niko Vita, Aug 25, 2013

I'm not sure how expensive is the expensive lens you don't want to buy, but another option is a lens like a Nikon 55mm f/3.5 AI. This is an old manual focus lens that you can get for lenss than $100 on ebay. It gets to x0.5 magnification. To get to x1 magnification (if you really need it) there's the PK-13 extension tube which you can also find used on ebay usually. This is what I bought when I wanted to start shooting macro on a Nikon (I was using a Canon before).

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