Whats on my desk: The Macro Edition
By Paul Howard
24 Feb 2011
So...tonight, I was researching macro extensions tubes, lenses, and reverse mounting brackets. All of the costs involved made me slightly nauseated. Instead, to feed my midnight creativity, I just hand held and focused my 35mm f1.8, reversed, against my Nikon D7000 body. I also controlled the aperture manually by sliding the little aperture bracket on the rear of the lens.
All of these shots were about 1/100th of a second, with flash--off-camera--at half power. Most were around f1.8 but its nearly impossible to calculate.