Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II

reversed lens macro.

Due to the generosity of Andrew Purdam, I now have a reverse lens mount (52mm to EF mount).

This was stacked with a 52 to 58 mm step down ring I had lying around.

These three shots are test shots using different lenses.

The 18-55mm kit lens provides the most magnification. I'm not sure if this is because of the 52 to 58 mm step down ring moving the lens further out from the sensor, or a quality of the EF-S lens build.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 22nd August 2007, This photo: 7:06pm

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  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Hmm. Yeah, that's interesting. I think the step down actually helps.
    I'm finding my adapter gives me a DOF of about 1mm, which makes taking good hyper-macro pics really difficult. Still, it's early days...
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes I've noticed the DoF is incredibly narrow. I've only been able to play inside due to (much needed) wet weather.
    The 50mm lens appears to give close to 1:1 (lifesize) images, while the 18-55mm gives some impressive magnification, but yeah, really narrow DoF.
  • Cameron J Galipo said:
    try set a smaller aperture and hold the depth of field preview whilst unscrewing the lens to keep it at that aperture.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not really an issue now as I've given the 18-55 to my brother and now have a real macro lens (100/2.8). Thanks for the tip anyway.