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    Hi just bought reverse ring for my 50mm to try out on micro.The question is ,if u reverse the lense ,I notice that that there is a lever closing the lense and only open when u push the lever .How do I control this,should i use a tape or there is other way? Pls advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by LePhotographe View Post
    Hi just bought reverse ring for my 50mm to try out on micro.The question is ,if u reverse the lense ,I notice that that there is a lever closing the lense and only open when u push the lever .How do I control this,should i use a tape or there is other way? Pls advise

    Thanks
    Nikon or Canon or others?

    Nikkor 50mm has aperture ring which you can use to open up the aperture.

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    Default Re: using 50mm as micro

    Quote Originally Posted by LePhotographe View Post
    Hi just bought reverse ring for my 50mm to try out on micro.The question is ,if u reverse the lense ,I notice that that there is a lever closing the lense and only open when u push the lever .How do I control this,should i use a tape or there is other way? Pls advise

    Thanks
    I use my 50mm with two +2 close-up filters stacked. Gives relatively gd close-ups (approx. 1:2), but pic quality becomes a tad soft.
    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.

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    Default Re: using 50mm as micro

    He seems to be a Nikon user.

    So if you're using the 50mm f1.8, there is a aperture ring. Unlock it by lifting up the catch and turn the aperture down to f22.s

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    He seems to be a Nikon user.

    So if you're using the 50mm f1.8, there is a aperture ring. Unlock it by lifting up the catch and turn the aperture down to f22.s
    f/1.8...

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    Default Re: using 50mm as micro

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    He seems to be a Nikon user.

    So if you're using the 50mm f1.8, there is a aperture ring. Unlock it by lifting up the catch and turn the aperture down to f22.s
    Nikon lenses can also stack close-ups mah.
    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.

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    yup manage to do it,unfortunately the ring cannot mount to my nikon D200....hmmm.purchase from ppcponline,email them but not waiting for reply..i think its a canon mount they give me....
    thanks guys for the info given.

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    If you have any DIY abilities, you could do something like I did. Regardless of brand, it should work if you get the proper extension tubes. I can reverse any lens and have full control of the lens.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=264305

    Have a look to get some ideas.

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