thot this thread died... surprised to see responses after so long...
foxxkat: for reverse macro, don't be too greedy & get the lens that gives u the highest magnification :P -- the highest i tried was around 35mm to 40mm (although I suspect it was closer to the 40mm). Anything beyond that is just not humanly when shooting handheld -- shake is amplified tremendously. And I think a tripod would not help either, given the razor thin DOF.
I have tried a few different set ups before, including a macro convertor. In the end, I still prefer the reverse set up, despite the challenges it brings (that is why you see only 4 pix in my macro convertor shots). You can click on my gallery to see pictures taken with the following setup:
- Nikkor 105mm micro (the non-VR version)
- Reverse 50mm
- Reverse 28-70mm
- x2 macro convertor with 50mm
- Tamron 90mm