[MAKRO] Use Reversed Lens ..:: Nikon AFS 18-55mm+ Fix 50mm 1.8

15 Feb

This week, at least i finished ma experimentally project to make a makro lens use couple ring. Yup, the other methods to build makro lens (besides use original makro lens indeed, huhu it’s costly :(   ) is to join two lens filters face to face, so that one of lens attached inverserdly. Generally, it called reversed lens method.

Lets now begin to make it.

1. Prepare lens filters that will be treated as a bridge to join lenses. Notes that we need to pay attention bout lens diameter. Make sure it compatible. In ma case, I use Lens kit of D40 that has 52mm size in it and Nikon Fix lens 50mm:1.8 that has 52mm size too. I use UHU glue to stick the filter on. Remember to let-off the filter glass.

** i bought lens filter IDR 10.000 in Pasar Baru with a barst in filter glass. we don’t need it glass, so it doesn’t matter indeed :D

2. After you had finished, make sure it completely dry. Oks now you can try to it. I use Lens Kit attached in body and fix lens in front of Lens kit inversedly. It appeared like this :

3. Oks when it had attached now, I use to set my lens kit in its max focal length and aperture between 11.0 to 22.0 (to get DOF as i expected) while front lens, i set it in maximal aperture (1.8) and focus length to infinity. In this case, i use manual focus. It will be difficult to make it in AF mode while we catch  a small object that move very fast.MF make it faster. Sometimes we need to move camera forward or backward to make an object focussed. Its focus range between 5 to 10 cm,weww.. it’s so close with object :D


NB : when it needs to get close with an object, i must be very carefull when try to capture a flying bug or other (the are became mousy when i come near :D ) .. patient patient..practise practise .. huhhuhu .. more and more practise, i think it will make me accustomed with this condition

Here are a bit result when used reversed lens in this morning :


Rock Crawler

Koleksi-koleksi makro ku, monggo diliat disini



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  1. adi

    February 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    huhuhuhu…lensaku…tuker aja yahh.. manstabbb…

  2. admin

    February 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    hihi, sudah relakan lensa mu
    tapi tidak relakan lensaku hahahaha
    koreksi mas, yang tamron nya itu, ternyata minimum focal length nya 0,95m pas makro mode :D

  3. Agung

    September 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Udah sejak 2009 ternyata jadi fotografer National Germographic ya?


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