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Thread: nikon 6T, marco filters , reverse ring and reverse lens

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    Hi,
    I was wondering, what's the difference between a nikon 6T and a marco filter? Which marco filters are recommended? And how do i do about attach a reverse lens to my panasonic FZ5? It has a 55mm tread. I've seen people do it with their FZ10 with reverse ring and all but i don't understand a single thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dts_spawn
    Hi,
    I was wondering, what's the difference between a nikon 6T and a marco filter? Which marco filters are recommended? And how do i do about attach a reverse lens to my panasonic FZ5? It has a 55mm tread. I've seen people do it with their FZ10 with reverse ring and all but i don't understand a single thing.
    u can search for the thread at the panasonic side

    6T is a filter, the reverse lens is another lens place with a reverse thread if i not wrong

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    Nikon 6T IS a macro filter. Actually its called a close-up filter. They have other models as well 5T, 4T, etc. 6T and 5T uses 62mm thread. The magnifications are different as well as their recommended use (I dont remember what is on the manual, I just experiement them before deciding which to use). Using a close-up filter is one of the cheapest and easiest way to get close to a subject and still be able to focus. The closeup filter is essentially a magnifying glass.

    Reverse mounting a lens allows you to get much better magnification of a subject. What you do is you take a lens meant for SLR and mount it in reverse. There are websites you can google that explains the physics of it much better. Although I have a reverse ring, I only use it sparingly.

    The 6T and reverse mounting of a lens is usually meant for SLR cameras. Which is not to say you can't use it on your FZ5 (most similar brands carry their own specialised closeup filters), but I'm not sure if your lens extends out enough to hit whatever you attach onto the front of the camera. I've never tried it on an FZ5. On my digital point and shoot, usually the macro mode is good enough for me.

    Are you planning to shoot something in particular or just curious of the way things are?
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