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    reverse macro adapter

    With a reverse macro adapter and step-up/step-down rings you can connect EVERY (!) lens to NEX5 etc. for very sharp macro photos

    reverse macro adapter NEX $ 12.45 / € 9.30 incl. shipping
    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories



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    Re: reverse macro adapter

    excellent find!

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    Re: reverse macro adapter

    Reverse macro adapters are for every camera - with different filter diameters - available. Most of my lenses have 58mm or more, so I have 58mm adapters for NEX and Canon.

    With step-up/step-down rings there are no problems - a set with 8 rings (step-up, step-down) from China is cheaper than one ring from another country :-)

    It's best tu use lenses with manual aperture and manual focus (like my Konica lenses and Samyangs), but it also works with Canon EOS lenses or NEX lenses.

    Mount lens on NEX/CANON, select aperture and remove lens while camera is on. Then mount lens with other side (rings+adapter) - focus you get manually or with zoom ring or with camera distance.

    For macros it's fine to use a 2-way-rail ($19), but I was too lazy to mount it :-)





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    Re: reverse macro adapter

    2 way rail?

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    Re: reverse macro adapter

    2-way-rail

    2x ----> 4-way-rail :-)






    you also get protection rings for retro - even usable with filters!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa6tMnG9EIM

    http://www.enjoyyourcamera.com/Objek...non::2087.html

    But I think: not necessary.

    retro adapters ... Canon, Nikon, 4/3 a.s.o.

    http://www.enjoyyourcamera.com/Objek...141_14_30.html

    ... only few bucks ..

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=+ma....c0.m270.l1313

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    Re: reverse macro adapter

    Unfortunately, I need the "protector" ring for the backside, as I want to mount a slide adapter. I've got some cheap diopter lenses, but they distort badly. I can find macro reverse adapters for both Nex and Alpha, but what would be ideal is after reversing a lens, being able to then attach this slide copier setup.

    Also, if you're reversing a Minolta lens, you still want a "protector ring" setup, so that you can adjust aperture. Does anyone make such a thing? I can't seem to find it. I did find a post by Pete Ganzel where he made his own; I'd rather just pay $10-$15.

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