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Why does changing aperture change field of view in my reverse-lens macro setup?

I have a reverse lens macro setup, with a reversed 35 mm lens attached through an adapter to a 80-200 zoom lens. I have the following issue: changing the aperture setting on the zoom lens changes the ...
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What will cause a washed out spot in the centre of an image?

What will cause a washed out spot in the centre of an image? I thought it was light leaking in through the viewfinder, but these were taken with it completely covered. It only happens sometimes, and ...
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Mounting a lens in reverse: strength of the filter thread part?

It is common for macro shooters aficionados to mount their lenses in reverse, that is, to thread a camera-mount specific adapter onto the lens' filter thread. Lenses from about 50mm to 100mm are ...
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Why is my reversal ring not working with the lens's aperture? [duplicate]

Recently I bought a reversal ring for my Canon 700D, to take macro photography. I reversed an 18-55mm kit lens. When I tried to take photos, the aperture went to f00. What can I do to set the aperture?...
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What do I need for reversed-lens macro photography with an entry-level Nikon DSLR?

I am totally new in the photography field and I need an expert help. I need to take very close-up pictures at school lab (counting the hairs on ant's head, I know its strange) for insect and ants ...
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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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How does a 'reversing adapter with automatic system' deal with the *inverseness* of the reversed lens?

First, I apologize because I don't know the exact name for this kind of adapter. (Please mention the correct term for that kind of adapters...(I mean those reversing adapters that can keep the lens's ...
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Is lens stacking/reversing correction possible?

It happened that I shot a some photos in the "Macro/Micro field" by using both: Stacked lens technique Reverse-lens technique Assuming I wanted to correct lens distortion and chromatic aberration ...
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How to lock aperture using Reverse ring with Canon 600D?

Is there anyone using reverse ring and know how to lock the aperture. I tried doing the techniques provided on youtube. First connecting the lens on original positions then lock the aperture by ...
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Chromatic abberation or surface effect? (macro of dime)

I took the linked photo of a dime with a D5100 and a reversed lens combination lit by a table lamp. It is at 100 ISO where the D5100 shows no chroma noise. The burnished metal surface shows a weird ...
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How do I calculate what the working distance will be with a macro reversed lens setup?

Once I got hooked up on macro photography and bought a 105mm 1:1 macro lens. I really like the lens and it also gives me a decent working distance. However, I started being obsessed with getting ...