DIY Macro Experiments

I didn't check out any macro equipment over the weekend and I don't have any of my own, so I put together a couple cheap, and somewhat sloppy macro set-ups . Here's the results:

Macro Experiment 001

Image area roughly 0.5" x 0.25"

Pictured is the self-timer switch on the front of my Nikon F2.

-Canon 350D
-toilet paper tube wrapped in black gaffers tape acting as a 4.5" extension tube
-Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AI lens set to f/22
-light leek/haze at connection between "extension" tube and bayonet mount.

Macro Experiment 002

Circle of illumination diameter roughly 5/8"

Pictured is the "do not chew" icon on a medicine label.

-Canon 350D
-Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens set to f/5.6 and 135mm
-offset by 1" spacer and gaffers tape acting as an extension tube
-reversed Nikon 28mm f/3.5 AI lens set to f/22 taped to the end

This ended up a ridiculous mess of gaffers tape.

1 comment:

Melisa Ann said...

ya know, this is pretty interesting. you have an eye for this - can't wait to see your work this half of the semester.