If you want to make macro photos and you don't have money to spend on expensive macro lens here is a solution
For macro photos you need:
- a 50mm, 35mm or a wide-angle lens
You need to reverse the lens.
Hold reversing lens with your hand.
Outdoor you need to be careful because the senor will be expose more often than when you change the lens.
You can use a reverse ring which allows to reverse the lens and use it like a normal lens.
When taking shots you will focus by going closer or away from subject.
The focusing distance will be somewhere between 5-20 cm depends from the lens.
In the next photos will see the strings of the guitar in macro with:
Reversed 50mm lens:
Other examples with reversed 50mm lens:
With the zoom from this lens you can magnify the object but in reverse way.
At 18mm the object will be bigger and at 135mm the object will be smaller.
For Super macro photos you need:
- zoom lens
- 50mm, 35mm or wide-angle lens
- adapter ring
Can make super macro photos without the adapter ring but you will struggle a bit because is difficult to focus on a small thing whit the hands on the reversed lens.
You need to mount the zoom lens on the camera and in front the zoom lens will put the 50mm, 35mm or wide-angle lens reversed.
To focus on a object is the same thing like above on macro photos.
With the zoom lens wee can magnify the object.
Zoom lens at 75mm + 50mm lens reversed:
Zoom lens at 300mm + 50mm lens reversed:
The focusing distance will much smaller between 1-5 cm depends from the zoom from lens and the lens.
Zoom lens at 300mm + 18-135mm lens reversed (at 18 mm):
The last tow photos was taken without a adapter ring and wasn't simple but is not impossible
For light in the strings photos I used a Canon 430ex II flash.
Hope it will be useful.
If you have any questions leave me a comment.