I remember when I was still waiting for employment to Malaysia, I paid a visit to a nearby butterfly sanctuary in SSS Village, Marikina City. It was when MCF’s administration that built the House of Butterflies. For visitors, you have to pay 10 pesos, I think, for you to visit the place. It is a small decent garden with a lot of floral plants.
And so, I tried this reverse ring that can take macro shots even without a macro lens! You just have to deal with manual focusing. I prefer using a prime lens, in my case, a Nikkor 50mm 1.8f , because it still has aperture blades that you can select so you still can control the light passing through the reversed lens and bokeh.
These images were taken and saved on JPEG. I could have have been more flexible in adjusting during post-process if I knew how to work on with RAW images. Nonetheless, I am satisfied with the results.
Some of these shots were printed on 8R and I was astonished how vibrant the colors are! They the softness is too much since I have opened the aperture a bit wider than the usual since I have to adjust manually, if only I have the macro lens, it could have been a lot better!
So if you do not have the budget yet for a macro lens, this is worth trying! This will test your patience, creativity and composition skills.
I am just dumping whatever image I think would be decent enough to be posted here. LOL
So which are your favorites?