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10-19-2007, 06:09 AM   #16
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Shots came out nice. Never saw a 43 reversed. Have you tried reversing it on another lens? Looking at a 43 myself. Nice lens. Thanks for sharing.
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Those are excellent, very sharp focus and nice transition to oof
10-19-2007, 05:38 PM   #18
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those are very nice, thanks for posting them. Now the real question... is it a great lens for you in the other direction?
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FA 43mm pointing in the normal direction

Hi Igilligan, this image was at f11 1/500s and I think the 43mm works in both directions!

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10-20-2007, 07:32 AM   #20
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Beautiful colors in both directions David.

That lens just made it onto my future list.
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Wow... it does do colors quite well in both direction... Thank you, that just cost me a pocket full of cash... How can that not be on the front of my camera?
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I'll just have to run over to B&H or Adorama to get one. Beautiful!
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43 mm Ltd Reversed on K10D - Pic

Wasn't sure if this should go here or in the photo section, but wanted to share my first attempt at using the 43 reversed on the k10d. This was about the hardest thing I've done with the K10d yet. Shot with on board flash, and aperature set to f11 I think. Shutter was 1/180. Think ISO was 100.

Best I can tell, when reversed the lens focus does pretty much nothing. You simply use the aperature ring and moving back and forth to focus and control light.

First example, and hope you enjoy. Sorry for the boring test subject but was all I had available to use at the time. Any C&C welcome.



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very impressive, and I knew that it would be.

And yes I believe that this is the right section for a test shot

I'm thinking of getting one of those adapters myself.
12-03-2007, 05:55 PM   #25
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Thanks. I got my adapter from B&H Photo when I ordered the lens. It is just black aluminum and no frills. Seems to work well though.

I tried the 70 da ltd using my finger to manually open the aperature, but it wouldn't work. I don't understand why it wouldn't work though, but I just never could get it to focus on anything when reversed.

I would loved to have tried the 31 ltd also, but didn't have a 58mm reversing adapter, not to mention the spacers needed for the hood.

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PS - i never realized how beat up my watch had gotten from wear and tear until seeing this picture. :O
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I tried looking for a 58mm reverse ring a while ago, and couldn't find one either.

I'll be in the market for a couple of lenses before the holidays, I should check out B&H.

Oh, that isn't beat up, it's called Character
The chances are that it would clean up nicely.
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Hi txbonds, I also reversed my new 43mm about a month ago here

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/13515-fa-43mm-...=43mm+reversed

The 77mm also reverses beautifully but you need to add a short extension tube tehind the reversing ring to get the focus off infinity.

If anybody knows a better way to reference or cross link threads/posts I would be grateful for advice.

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Forget the advice bit, the long url listing obviously works when posted!
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does this only work with fixed focal lens?

I was wondering if you could use a 52mm reversing ring on the 50-200mm lens and would this be a good macro lens or does it really need to be a fixed length?
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I know, David, Thank you. It was your post that prompted me to order the reversing ring with my 43mm lens. I'm glad I did, as it adds an additional element to the lens to increase the potential locked inside.

I'm having fun, but wish I had the 77 to try. What sort of spacer are you using with it?

Thanks again,

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Hi txbonds, I also reversed my new 43mm about a month ago here

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/13515-fa-43mm-...=43mm+reversed

The 77mm also reverses beautifully but you need to add a short extension tube tehind the reversing ring to get the focus off infinity.

If anybody knows a better way to reference or cross link threads/posts I would be grateful for advice.

Take Care

David
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