OK, so these aren’t stupid necessarily, but they are not always tips suggested in books or online videos.
Reversing a lens makes for a strong macro lens.
- What you need is a prime lens with manual aperture ring.
- You can purchase an adapter to mount your lens backwards on your camera or you can see similar results by holding the lens up against a prime lens mounted traditionally on your camera. Either way, you will see a similar effect.
- Either way, focusing is controlled by moving closer or further away from the subject.
- Open the aperture on the lens all the way so it is wide open.