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Fotodiox Macro Reverse Ring Camera Mount Adapter for Canon EOS Camera with 58mm Filter Thread Lens

Fotodiox Macro Reverse Ring Camera Mount Adapter for Canon EOS Camera with 58mm Filter Thread Lens
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Fotodiox Macro Reverse Ring Camera Mount Adapter for Canon EOS Camera with 58mm Filter Thread Lens

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The Canon reversing ring allows you to mount a 58mm front threaded lens in reverse on the camera body with Canon EOS mount. Reversing the lens greatly increases the macro reproduction capabilities.

  • All metal construction

  • Anodized aluminum construction

  • Smooth surface for effortless mount

  • Includes a 24 month manufacturer warranty

Product Details:
Product Length: 1.0 inches
Product Width: 1.0 inches
Product Height: 1.0 inches
Product Weight: 0.02 pounds
Package Length: 3.0 inches
Package Width: 2.2 inches
Package Height: 0.2 inches
Package Weight: 0.02 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 137 reviews

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Average Customer Review:4.5 ( 137 customer reviews )
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53 of 53 found the following review helpful:

5Small Price, Lots of Fun!  Feb 19, 2011
By Rebekah
I don't have the funds for a macro lens, and after seeing other work using this type of product, I decided to try this myself. Sure glad I did!

The first time I put it on, I was disappointed because I could not bring anything into focus. So I hopped online, searched for how-to's, and did some reading. The next day, I attached it again with my new understanding of how to work things, and behold - beautiful macro!

Things I learned from my online research that helped me:
- fixed lenses work best, I used my 50mm 1.4 on my Canon 5D
- dial down the aperture to your desired setting while the lens is attached to the camera normally, shut off the camera, remove the lens, then attach with the reversing ring... all electrical connections with the lens are lost when it is reversed, so you must set it how you want it before detaching
- be sure to switch to manual focus on the lens
- be careful, the glass of the lens is exposed when in reverse!
- shift your camera forward and backward to get the focus you want - manual focus only does so much, and then it's all about positioning
- take lots of shots, the *very* shallow dof can be just a tiny bit off but it's hard to see in the viewfinder, so a lot of shots ensures you greater chances of getting the shot you want
- use a tripod if you want stability, but I used my camera in-hand and had fine results

I'll add a picture I took of some red, white & pink heart sprinkles to the product photos above so you can see how all this came together! For the price and all the fun experimentation options, I would highly recommend this item.

54 of 56 found the following review helpful:

5Great for extreme close ups of stationary subjects  Jan 07, 2010
By Gayan Randeny "Gayan"
It is a passive device. Remember that by default when you use the reversed lens, your lens is wide open giving you a very narrow depth of field. I used this with my MM F/1.4 where the focus is set to infinity. I can get real close (2/3 inches) from the subject and get a full frame shot of a point on your subject. Your lens should be MM filter size. You need to be careful with the following.
1. You are exposing the back of your lens. when you get too close to the subject, make sure you are not knocking anything off with the back element. (hope someone comes up with a back element protection filter {I am planning to make my own}).
2. Most probably you will be moving in and out to get the focus from the subject. If your light source is too close it can cast a glare. (Not sure you can find a lens back side hood)
3. Be careful with the lighting. TTL metering works, but if I experienced some blown out highlights when I was not careful with the lighting.
4. Macros of moving subjects is almost impossible (both to maintain the focus by moving the whole camera with the subject and not to scare away if it is a living object are going to be hard)
Check the pictures that I have uploaded. Image description starts with "Gayan's...". If you have time I have the full setup detailed on my site [...] | Reviews section.
Enjoy the real cheap macro photo accessory.
Please also note that this will not replace a dedicated macro lens. (that will give you distance from the subject, control over f stop (and DoF) and focus).

29 of 31 found the following review helpful:

5Excellent Product  Aug 14, 2009
By DSLR Shooter
Works great with my cheapo 18-55 Canon kit lens for shooting incredible macro photography.

Great build quality.

12 of 12 found the following review helpful:

5Better than a real macro lens, also good for DIY lenses  Jan 17, 2011
By ~GJ~
I had the opportunity to try out some real macro lenses from a professional friend of mine recently, and I found that this ring with a 18-55 KIT LENS reversed vastly *outperformed* my friend's $400 or something 100mm macro EF lens.

I imagine that a macro lens is a bit easier to use since you can electronically adjust the aperture and such, but A) Autofocus on a macro is silly and unnecessary most of the time anyway, since the DOF is so tiny you need to artistically choose the focus yourself most of the time. B) You can still set aperture on a reversed lens by putting it on straight, hitting aperture preview on the body, then unmounting it and reversing it. C) most importantly, the $400 lens only magnified up to life size (1:1), whereas I calculated at least 5X magnification (without any noticeable aberrations) using the reversed kit lens (at reversed 18mm)! The stamped date on a penny alone took up almost the entire frame on my T2i.

This item is fantastic and is NOT just a "toy" or "beginner's" version of a macro lens. It is better in many respects than the "real thing," and it costs FIFTY times less!! Yes, the sales tax alone on a 100mm EF Macro would cost several times as much as this product, for lesser results.

The only reason I can think of for needing a "real" macro lens is if you want to go take pictures of really shy, rare, living insects in the field, that require a longer focal length and speedier aperture, etc. But if you are shooting inanimate objects or dead insects, buy this item instead.

BONUS: This also makes a fantastic, strong, metal mount for homemade lenses. I sanded down the outside of a 1.5" PVC plastic pipe, and it fit right into this ring with gorilla glue, allowing me to make a great focusable, rugged, 170mm prime lens for under $20 that I could probably drop off the roof of my house with no problems.

11 of 11 found the following review helpful:

5Worth every cent  May 20, 2010
By Branden
I purchased this adapter because I had an old EF-S 18-55mm lens lying around unused. This reverse mount adapter has saved this old lens from uselessness. I'm now able to use this old EF-S lens on a full-frame 5D MkII camera as my macro lens. With this adapter I'm able to try my hand at nearly 1:1 macro photography without spending wads of cash on professional-level equipment.

The downsides for me are the fixed aperture and the incredibly short focus distance of just a couple inches. Of course the lens is now manual focus only, but even with my cheap lens focusing is easy because the depth of field is very short.

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