BPG 52 Week Challenge: Macro

Continuing the weekly challenges for the Brighton Photographers Group on Facebook. The rules are simple, one image per theme (unless otherwise stated) and ideally shot the same week as the theme (ie no submitting from archives).

This week’s theme is “Macro”. I don’t have a macro lens, but I do have a reverse ring for my 50mm lens (normally languishing in a box). I thought this would be an ideal situation to use it. When reversed, the lens isn’t able to communicate with the camera, so I needed to set the exposure and focus manually. In fact, the focussing ring didn’t seem to work at all, so I had to place the subject within the range of focus. I used live view and zoomed in to check it. The exposure times were long enough to need stabilisation, so I mounted the camera on my Platypod and used a remote shutter.

Shot on DSLR with a reverse-mounted 50mm lens. Tweaks applied in Lightroom Classic CC.

50mm (reversed) | 1/2 sec | f/5.6 | ISO 200

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