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    Quote Originally Posted by square1 View Post
    The photos are looking really cool! Which lens are you using?
    Ditto! Well done

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    Do you have a link for the adaptor?
    i got my adaptor off ebay similar to this one..

    58mm Macro Reverse Lens Close Up Ring Adapter for Canon EOS Mount EF s 18 55mm | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by square1 View Post
    Which lens are you using? Do you have a link for the adaptor?
    At this stage I'm using one of these: Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D NIKKOR Lens-NZ Nikon official | Trade Me

    With this adaptor: Reverse Mount Macro for Nikon using 52mm lenses | Trade Me

    With pretty good results. You have to do everything manually (no autofocus or camera auto mode) that way but its fun once you figure it out.


    Spider eyes - natural light only by gravelben, on Flickr


    With the more extreme close-up stuff like the spider mite (really hard work getting good images, focus is so close and tight that you can't get anything bigger than about 4mm) I was using that lens reverse mounted on the front of one of these: Nikon 80-200 f2.8 | Trade Me

    With these 2 adaptors together (as I couldn't find a direct 52-77mm reverse): Reverse Coupling Ring Male to male 52-67mm | Trade Me, Step down stepping Adapter Ring 77-67mm | Trade Me

    Of course the simple way to do it is just spend anywhere from $300 upwards on a proper macro lens, but I wanted to save $ by making use of the lenses I already had.

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    Anyone else have some to share?

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    I don't have anything to share but was hoping that I could request a picture of something please? Could you perhaps grab a photo of a cat or dog's nose please - specifically the squishy part.

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    Here's a fly I killed and a bumble bee that I photographed using my phone (Nokia Lumia 920) which is about the best I can offer hahaha.

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    That bumblebee is a great shot, good effort catching that with a phone!

    Here is the nose and eye of a rather puzzled cat:


    Cat Nose by gravelben, on Flickr


    Cat Eye by gravelben, on Flickr

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    Thanks GB - the reason I asked is because I've often wondered about how some dogs in particular start out with black squishy bits and then they fade, become blotchy brown or pink - licked off? Someone told me that they're actually very fine hairs that get worn away... anyway, I wanted to see for myself what's going on there hence the request for a photo.

    I don't see any fine hairs on the squishy part.
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    Think I'm getting better at this!


    Crab Spider (1) by gravelben, on Flickr

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    Mean bro!!! David Rabbitbourough would be proud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Mean bro!!! David Rabbitbourough would be proud!
    Yep. Pretty clever bugger aye Gibo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Yep. Pretty clever bugger aye Gibo?
    Yip very clever bugger
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    Looks like I have an identical (probably anyway...) lens, just Canon instead of Nikon! I might have to get one of these adaptor thingees and give it a whirl.

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    Brilliant!

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    I use the reverse adaptor ring as well. Canon d600, love getting out on the driveway on a sunny day. have trouble with getting the depth of focus wide enough tho..
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