Now, go reverse mount that same 50mm lens in front of a 300 mm lens and you are bordering on the microscopic. I’ve got a couple of standard lighting setups that produce consistently good results for me, but I’ll cover those later on.Below you can see a typical setup: Canon EOS 20D with 3 Kenko extension tubes (12mm, 20mm & 36mm), Canon 28-105mm lens and Minolta 50mm f/1.7 reverse mounted via macro coupler ring. For now, just know that you’re going to want to get a hold of 1-2 strobes that you can adjust manually. Start with a 12m extension tube, then gradually work your way up.
This allows me to fire the lights at a low setting (low power = faster flash duration).
The multiplier effect gained from the extension tubes allows me to count the hairs on an ant’s head. Reverse Lenses setup The standard “kit lens” that came in the box with the 10D (28-105mm f/3.5-4.5) mounted in front of the extension tubes.
Then, using a macro coupler ring, I mount an old Minolta 50mm f/1.7 BACKWARDS in front of the 28-105 lens.
The Somerset Cam overlooks the iconic steeps of Mount Snow’s North Face, Somerset Reservoir and the Grout Pond Recreation Area.
Experience the view from the deck of the Bullwheel Restaurant at the summit of Mount Snow, Vermont.