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