Monday, February 06, 2006

Macro Pics

Here are some macro shots using my new D70 and a reversed 20mm Nikkor lens.

The first image is of the threads on a bolt. The others are of a quarter. If you click on the photo, you'll be able to see scratches on the quarter.

There is special mounting hardware you can get for your SLR that will allow you to reverse your lens. The wider the lens the larger the image. This lens allows me to get 12x the image size. In other words, if you lay the quarter on the film it would be 12 times the size.

With macro photography you'll need plenty of light and a small f-stop. The depth of field is narrow.

This would work for some good bug photos, as long as they are dead. I can't imagine a bug staying around long enough for me to set up the light and tripod.

It's amazing what new things you can see with a macro.