Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: about reversed and shutter count

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    34

    Default about reversed and shutter count

    Hi all, im a totally newbie in these photography things , i have a question about

    1. what is the meaning of reversed lens ?? pople keep talking about it, i just want to know what is the meaning

    2. how to read the shutter count for a camera ? okay for example, my friend bought a 2nd hand D70, how to know the shutter count ? could the countbe manipulated ? i mean reset ..

    Thank you ^__^

  2. #2

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobito
    Hi all, im a totally newbie in these photography things , i have a question about

    1. what is the meaning of reversed lens ?? pople keep talking about it, i just want to know what is the meaning

    2. how to read the shutter count for a camera ? okay for example, my friend bought a 2nd hand D70, how to know the shutter count ? could the countbe manipulated ? i mean reset ..

    Thank you ^__^
    1. reverseing a lens means mounting it backwards. Most people do this with a cheap old 50/1.8 and it becomes a cheap and good macro lens.

    2. Not sure about nikon but for canon it goes by folder number then file number. I remmeber for the 300D it jumps folder every 100 shots starting at folder 101. And yes it is possible to reset the file/folder numbering.
    Furry Photos - Photography for the Modern Pet

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    34

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    hmm .. another confussion about "mounting" ?

    so that means shutter count could be reset ..

    sorry if my question a bit silly but, i really want to know the answer .. thank you raptor ^_^

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Reversing macro can be better than the usual macro lens used, maybe 2:1 ratio.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  5. #5
    Senior Member zac08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    East
    Posts
    11,755

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Simply it means that the camera is attached to the lens the other way around, i.e. to the filter threads by means of a adapter
    Michael Lim
    My Flickr Site

  6. #6
    Moderator ortega's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    23,686
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count


  7. #7
    Moderator ortega's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    23,686
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    shutter count? it is in the exif data

    did a google and came up with this software

    http://drchung.new21.net/previewextractor/

    it is supposed to be able to give you the shutter count

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    34

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    hmm .. from the explanations ..

    i conclude that i can use a not "so" macro lenses and i have to use the reverse adaptor to do the reversed macro

    correct me if im wrong ..

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    34

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    shutter count? it is in the exif data

    did a google and came up with this software

    http://drchung.new21.net/previewextractor/

    it is supposed to be able to give you the shutter count

    Thank you ortega, this software works

  10. #10

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    newbie here too...

    very curious how the reverse mounting is done.

    Any pics to show? or any threads to read up on ??

    Where to get this "adapter" ? How they look like? pics anyone?


    cheers

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    34

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega

    err ... i think u can use the link from ortega, it helps me tho

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Good infos from the link.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    3,881

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Just to add more confusion.
    Yes, you don't have to get a macro lens to do macro photo.
    Common ones are
    You can reverse the lens (remember the wider the angle the greater the magnification)
    You can use a macro filter
    You can use extension tube


    Quote Originally Posted by Kobito
    hmm .. from the explanations ..

    i conclude that i can use a not "so" macro lenses and i have to use the reverse adaptor to do the reversed macro

    correct me if im wrong ..

  14. #14
    Moderator ortega's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    23,686
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    when in doubt ....


    google it!

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis
    Just to add more confusion.
    Yes, you don't have to get a macro lens to do macro photo.
    Common ones are
    You can reverse the lens (remember the wider the angle the greater the magnification)
    You can use a macro filter
    You can use extension tube
    Usually it's called close up filter.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  16. #16
    Deregistered
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Planet Nikon
    Posts
    21,905

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Megaweb has an article on it on his site... check it out.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    3,881

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Yes you are right, it is called a close up filter, was thinking too much of macro.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Usually it's called close up filter.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis
    Yes you are right, it is called a close up filter, was thinking too much of macro.
    Macro in a sense that when mounting the lens on the reverse side, u'll need a reverse macro ring adapter.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    34

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    ok! thanks everybody for the explanation

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pasir Ris, Singapore
    Posts
    14,002

    Default Re: about reversed and shutter count

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobito
    ok! thanks everybody for the explanation
    Gd luck! Maybe one day i'll try reverse macro too!
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •