Extreme Macro

Hello, i haven't posted for a while and i wanted to share with you my new photos made with a reversed 55mm lens on extension tubes. I will try to go even closer with a reversed 28mm lens, as you know as the focal distance goes wider the reversed lens zooms even more, so at this focal range i should have about 4X magnification. Will post again with the new results, in the meantime i hope you like my photos, and advice is welcome.

Insect Eggs

Graphosoma Lineatum

Shield Bug

Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner

Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner

Giant Mosquito

Crane Fly


Shield Bug

Nursery Web Spider

Insect Mating

Fly Red Eyes

Photo credits: Radub85.
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July 23, 2012

Thank you for your nice words, i finally made a good diffuser for the light so now i can take even better photos. Just got a few approved a short while now. Thanks again.


July 23, 2012

Excellent macro images Radub85, very well taken.


July 22, 2012

Your macro photo are excellent. Just bought Kenko extension tubes but I need to try also the reverse lens approach.


July 04, 2012

Great Macro.
Like your Giant Mosquito.


May 21, 2012

Nice photos!


May 15, 2012

Great pictures.
Wonders of nature.


May 15, 2012

the incect eggs is my favorite too!


May 10, 2012

Great images!


May 09, 2012

I particularly love the shot of the insect eggs although all of the images are very interesting. Well done.


May 09, 2012

Congratulations, your images are amazing...


May 09, 2012

Pictures are very beautiful!


May 09, 2012

I use 52mm extension tubes, your problem is that you use an 85mm lens and that is why the magnification is so low. You get higher magnification if you use a lens with smaller focal range like a 24 or 28mm and also used it reversed on the extension tubes. On lenses higher than 50mm is best to use the Raynox system or close-up lenses.


May 09, 2012

Yep. May i know the extension tube total length? 4X magnification is quite a lot. My 50mm extension on a Nikon 85mm 1:1 true macro gives about only 1.75x.


May 09, 2012

I respect your experiments and I'm waiting for the results with eager! :) Maybe you can give some information about how to use the reversed lens technique too :)


May 08, 2012

Very nice photos!


May 08, 2012

Beautiful macro, congratulations!


May 08, 2012

Great pics!


May 08, 2012

Wonderful images with fantastic details :)


May 08, 2012

Very Nice !


May 08, 2012

Very impressive, I have started with reverse lens macro photography a few weeks ago...I use old Sigma 24mm M42 reversed with some extension tubes, and I have about 4:1 magnification...just uploaded one image of jumping spider yesterday, and still waiting for aprooval...details with this magnification are great, but it is pretty shallow DOF.