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This is the lens combination I use for my extreme macros.
I reverse-mount a Nikon 50mm f/1.4D prime lens on a Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G telephoto lens using a filter thread coupler I got on eBay.
I typically set the prime lens aperture to f1.4 and the zoom lens aperture around f16. This minimizes vignetting and maximizes sharpness.
Reversed prime lenses act as magnifying glasses. In my setup, I use a telephoto lens to zoom into a reversed prime lens, producing extreme levels of magnification.
This particular lens setup produces images with irritating chromatic aberrations, dust spots, and minimal DOF.
Nevertheless, none of my other lenses - including my conventional macro lens - can match it in terms of magnification.
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