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    Reversed Lens

    SOLVED. I should 'look' before I 'leap' There is the little lever one can move manually ... Ho hum

    For fun I am getting a lens reversal ring for my Nikon D3000 to the
    18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-NIKKOR. These lenses do not have an aperture ring and when not connected to the camera electronics, the aperture is defaulted to minimum. This gives a better DOF and I guess one would need good light to secure a pic.
    Question: Can the lens aperture be altered when not camera connected?
    (I realise that camera operation & focus need to be manual)
    Last edited by RonH; 28th August 2010 at 02:41 PM.

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    Re: Reversed Lens

    Hey.
    i have a canon 450D with a 18-55mm lens with a reverse ring.
    i dont know if your camera can do this, but, what i do on my canon is:
    put the lens in the camera (like i normaly do for standard photo) and change my aperture to desired F number.
    press and hold the DoF preview button
    Release and remove the lens and mount it with the reverse ring

    in my case, it works well, the aperture remains as i left it (as long i donīt zoom the lens)

    allways use manual focus.

    hope this info helped.

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    Re: Reversed Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Garras View Post
    Hey.
    i have a canon 450D with a 18-55mm lens ...
    Thaks for your input ... mine doesn't work that way! But I can manually 'manage the aperture lever' as necessary. However, DOF is a serious consideration so small aperture seems best with sufficient light ... eg searchlight

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    Re: Reversed Lens

    Hi,
    There is a ring named Nikon BR6

    Reversed Lens

    Success
    Radu Dinu

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    Re: Reversed Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Radu Dinu Cordeanu View Post
    Hi,
    There is a ring named Nikon BR6

    Success
    Radu Dinu
    Thanks for this info ... will look it up

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