Macro photography with reversed lenses

Written by Paul Bourke
February 2018

Camera mount

100mm macro coupled to a 50mm prime lens, lens front to lens front.

Pencil mark on plaster wall (click for original image).

Australian $2 coin (click for original image).

Of course depth of field is very compact, following example using focus stacking.

Garden grub, ~1cm across sensor, 11 photographs

Baby slater, 1/2cm across sensor, 10 photographs

Wasp head

Wasp head

Flower, ~1cm across sensor, 12 photographs

Moth Cocoon

Dragonfly head

Dragonfly eating a caterpillar