Anyone reversed lens on 300D?

Started Oct 16, 2003 | Discussions
Paul Donovan Contributing Member • Posts: 503
Anyone reversed lens on 300D?

Hi,

I haven't seen any posts yet (especially not with pics which would be ideal) of a case where someone has reversed a lens on the 300D. Presumably its possible with an EF fitting reversing ring?]

I would have thought this would be a cheap and good way for people with 300D to get into macro without significant additional expenditure?

Regards,

Paul

henchook Regular Member • Posts: 247
Re: Anyone reversed lens on 300D?

I've never heard of "reversing" a lens... Is this a common thing?

Lexx Forum Member • Posts: 91
Re: Anyone reversed lens on 300D?

I've never heard of "reversing" a lens... Is this a common thing?

Criag Foster did a good illustration on 'what' reversed lens looks like. I'm not so sure if this is particularly workable with 300D, although I think it should.

http://www.craigfoster.com/weblog/archives/2003_07.php#000007

Elvis Regular Member • Posts: 430
Re: Anyone reversed lens on 300D?

Reversing lens (depending on the lens, usually a good 50mm it´s enough) gaves you a great macro capability (much more than closeup filters) . I used it a lot with my old film camera EOS-30 it had excellent results doing macros.

Look at this site and see what a reversed lens can do with some technique : http://www.mplonsky.com/photo/article.htm

I think it will work well with 300D, just need to figure out how to attached it... when i buy I´ll test...

Chris

Chankit Yongpiyakul wrote:

I've never heard of "reversing" a lens... Is this a common thing?

Criag Foster did a good illustration on 'what' reversed lens looks
like. I'm not so sure if this is particularly workable with 300D,
although I think it should.

http://www.craigfoster.com/weblog/archives/2003_07.php#000007

henchook Regular Member • Posts: 247
Re: Anyone reversed lens on 300D?

Paul Donovan wrote:

Hi,

I haven't seen any posts yet (especially not with pics which would
be ideal) of a case where someone has reversed a lens on the 300D.
Presumably its possible with an EF fitting reversing ring?]

I would have thought this would be a cheap and good way for people
with 300D to get into macro without significant additional
expenditure?

Regards,

Paul

I rooted around, and eventually found this:
http://www.novoflex.com/english/html/macro_accessories.htm

I don't see why it shouldn't work with the 300D (at least with EF lenses, maybe even with the EF-S too), but at € 279,00 it's definitely not a cheap way to get into macro photography.

-CD

John Frieslaar New Member • Posts: 23
Re: Anyone reversed lens on 300D?

Have you thought about using extension tubes yet, this is the path I have followed for macro pic's, works very well. Have used a set of Cannon like tubes branded by Jessops in the UK

John

henchook wrote:

Paul Donovan wrote:

Hi,

I haven't seen any posts yet (especially not with pics which would
be ideal) of a case where someone has reversed a lens on the 300D.
Presumably its possible with an EF fitting reversing ring?]

I would have thought this would be a cheap and good way for people
with 300D to get into macro without significant additional
expenditure?

Regards,

Paul

I rooted around, and eventually found this:
http://www.novoflex.com/english/html/macro_accessories.htm
I don't see why it shouldn't work with the 300D (at least with EF
lenses, maybe even with the EF-S too), but at € 279,00 it's
definitely not a cheap way to get into macro photography.

-CD

OP Paul Donovan Contributing Member • Posts: 503
Re: Anyone reversed lens on 300D?

Yes, I think you've found the 'creme de la creme' of reversing there which includes an adaptor for the rear of the lens to convey all the digital info back to the camera body. The reversing i've done in the past was a lot cruder and you had to manual focus. A pentax reversing ring was in the 10s of dollars, not hundreds I believe....

But...can you set the aperture on the EF-S lens without using the body? Can you on any of the other Canon lenses or does it have to be done via the body? I think you'd need that so maybe its an EF thing. it shouldn't matter actually other than that as the lens is attached by the filter ring at the front, not the lens mount at the back so you could even reverse a Pentax lens or whatever with the right attachment.

henchook wrote:

Paul Donovan wrote:

Hi,

I haven't seen any posts yet (especially not with pics which would
be ideal) of a case where someone has reversed a lens on the 300D.
Presumably its possible with an EF fitting reversing ring?]

I would have thought this would be a cheap and good way for people
with 300D to get into macro without significant additional
expenditure?

Regards,

Paul

I rooted around, and eventually found this:
http://www.novoflex.com/english/html/macro_accessories.htm
I don't see why it shouldn't work with the 300D (at least with EF
lenses, maybe even with the EF-S too), but at € 279,00 it's
definitely not a cheap way to get into macro photography.

-CD

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