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    Default Reverse mounting lense on Nikon D5000 for macro

    I was getting bored this morning and I set out on a DIY reverse mount thingy on my D5000 for some macro photography. I scavenged an old body cap I had and cut its center open. Then I used an old UV filter and removed its lens. Then attached it on the body cap so the screw grooves are pointed out. After tidying up everything i tried it on my D5000 but damn it doesn't work.

    The camera says there is no lens attached! Is there a way to override this? Or did I did something wrong? Or even better, was I totally hectic to set out on this with the D5000 body?

    Please help me, I don't want my 2 hours toil to to vain! Please help me out guys, let the cat out please!

    Thank you in advance!

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    Senior Member ZerocoolAstra's Avatar
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    Default Re: Reverse mounting lense on Nikon D5000 for macro

    you so kan cheong that you had to post this multiple times across 2 subforums?

    Reverse mounting is using 2 lenses mounted front to front.... not mounting a lens backwards onto the lens mount of your camera. With no lens detected, of course it won't fire... duh....
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    Default Re: Reverse mounting lense on Nikon D5000 for macro

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    you so kan cheong that you had to post this multiple times across 2 subforums?

    Reverse mounting is using 2 lenses mounted front to front.... not mounting a lens backwards onto the lens mount of your camera. With no lens detected, of course it won't fire... duh....
    Not quite bro...

    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...ro-photography

    Your camera body has to support shooting without the lens.
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    Default Re: Reverse mounting lense on Nikon D5000 for macro

    there is a Nikon Macro Adapter Ring BR-2A available.

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/p...pter-ring.html
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    Default Re: Reverse mounting lense on Nikon D5000 for macro

    Guys thank you for your help and quick response. I have figured it out!(thanks to catchlight's link) It works on D5000, you just have to set the camera body for manual focus in full manual mode. I had to play with the settings a little bit! But it worked out pretty well. Need a steady hand and a point-able flash.

    Thank you catchlights and Rashkae.

    Oh oh! I almost forgot to thank the senior member Zerocoolastra for being such a rude bud! And for you -
    Yes! It works fine now with some nice people's help and advice, in manual mode .........duh!!!!
    And mounting lense backward straight into camera works too...................................duh!duh!!!!! !
    And also Reverse mounting ring is not for just mounting two lens together .................duh!duh!duh!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now go figure what are you now!
    Last edited by showstoprakesh; 21st March 2011 at 05:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Reverse mounting lense on Nikon D5000 for macro

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Not quite bro...

    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...ro-photography

    Your camera body has to support shooting without the lens.
    ah ok. I stand corrected.
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: Reverse mounting lense on Nikon D5000 for macro

    Sorry ZerocoolAstra for me being such an a*s at coming back to you, like that. My sincere apologies. Hope we are cool now!

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    Default Re: Reverse mounting lense on Nikon D5000 for macro

    Quote Originally Posted by showstoprakesh View Post
    Sorry ZerocoolAstra for me being such an a*s at coming back to you, like that. My sincere apologies. Hope we are cool now!
    It's ok
    I deserved it.
    Exploring! :)

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