Reversed 50mm lens

Droplet and reversed 50mm

I thought i should try this weird way to take photos with the 50mm, and to my surprise it actually works and looks really good! πŸ™‚ I didn’t use any filter or thing to attach the lens to the camera, i hold the camera with one hand and the lens with the other. Kind of risky, but i didn’t drop it! πŸ™‚
I really like the shallow depth of field. It’s hard to focus and hold the lens in place while taking photos, but it’s worth giving it a try! As you can see, the results are quite interesting πŸ™‚ Besides, it looks more like a macro when used this way. Just be careful not to drop it!

So, Have you ever used your lenses this way?? πŸ™‚

Location: Home – Madeira island – Portugal
Shutter speed: 1/500 seconds.
F: /0.0
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO: 100
filter: Hama UV 52

16 thoughts on “Reversed 50mm lens

    • Yes you should, go and try it now!! πŸ˜€ I’ve heard of this before but they all had a few items to keep the lens from falling. I thought it would be necessary but it really isn’t, as long as no one scares you. Oh, and mind the itches πŸ˜€ Send me a message if you post photos using this technique! πŸ™‚

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  1. Yea there is a method where you reverse your lens and it becomes a macro lens. There are even adapters for reversing your lens to creat macro shots the cheap way instead of investing In an expensive macro lens.

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    • Thank you very much! πŸ˜€ Yeah i was thinking of buying those extension tubes, i’ve heard of the Kenko ones, they are really good and the auto-focus works with them, but now my main lens is broken so it’s going to be on hold for a while πŸ™‚ Oh that 100mm macro is awesome! πŸ˜€

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