I am new to macro, and will be taking photos of insects under a stereo microscope for taxonomic reasons. I will be setting up the camera so that its lens points down into the eyepiece of a dissection microscope. I have been using my phone’s camera for this, but wanted to upgrade if possible.
I would like to double check my reducing set-up before buying everything. I already have the camera and lens. I have selected multiple rings because I couldn't find a single ring on Amazon that went straight from my camera to the 40.5mm female thread I would need to attach to my lens.
- Nikkon D3300 camera
- → F mount to 52mm female Reverse Adapter
- → 52mm to 49mm step-down ring
- → 49mm to 40.5mm to step-down ring
- → El-Nikkor 50 mm f/2.8N
I have been reading this guide, which is why I bought the lens I did and thought I had to reverse it.
I have also been reading about using microscope objectives for macro photography:
Would I get just as much magnification using a microscope objective lens attached to my DSLR itself, or would I get more through my camera being adapted to a microscope? How do I go about figuring that out?