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Could holding my camera lenses backwards (“free-lensing”) for macro photography cause damage?

Recently, I have been experimenting with some macro photography by flipping my camera lenses backwards and then taking pictures ("free-lensing, not using a reversing adapter"). Since this is a non-...
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Why do I get underexposure with a Nikon D5200 and freelensed 18-55 kit lens?

I own a Nikon D5200 and I use the 18-55 kit lens. I always use the Manual Mode. I was recently messing around with my camera. I was trying to take photos of a lit lamp in darkness. As part of the ...
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Why is there a line in the center of freelensing photos taken with a Canon 5D mkIII?

I have been doing a day of free-lensing shooting with a Canon 5D mkIII, and on both my photos and videos, there is a perfectly vertical line splitting the picture into two parts, with a small exposure ...
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Can I do freelensing using a D7000 and a Nikon 35mm f/1.8?

I've been trying to do freelensing for a couple of days now (yes I know it's only been a short time) without much success. All I've gotten so far are grainy, underexposed images, with some light leaks....
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What is a good freelensing lens I could use on my Nikon DX?

I have a Nikon D7000 and have tried freelensing with my Rokinon 85mm f/1.4, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX, and a zoom Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8 without much success. The problem is that everything is out of focus no ...
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What is 'freelensing'?

I've recently heard about a photographic technique called 'freelensing.' How do I go about 'freelensing,' and what can I do with the technique?