Differences in reverse macro lens


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Hi all, was wondering whats the difference are there if any in the below two setup:

1. Reverse a 50mm prime lens
2. Standard 18-55mm kit zoom lens + reverse of 50mm prime

which one offer more magnification?
 

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The second option maintains electronic contact with the kit lens. The first one everything is manual including metering.

For the later option, the 50mm lens reversed acts like a multi-element close up dioptre for the kit lens. You can get much more magnification especially when the lens that is fixed to the camera body is of a longer focal length. E.g reversing a 50mm onto a 100mm lens gives u a magnification of X2

Not sure how a reversed lens setup compares to a good achromatic multi element closeup filter, but a reversed lens such as an ( asymmetrical construct ) 50mm should be employed for > 1:1 for better results.

Ryan
 

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