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With a 50mm lens (minolta) reverse in front of the 8080 lens

Photographer: Dirk Guttmann
Folder: Macros dirk
Uploaded: 08-Jul-2005 19:20 CEST
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Camera: Olympus C8080
Exposure time: 1/100
Aperture: F 6.3
Focal length: 36mm
Lens: + minolta 50mm revers
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 50
White balance: Auto
Flash: external
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Saturation croping
Image resized to: 537x690

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WOW:: That is about as close as you can get. Great work. How did you attach the Minolta lens to the Oly 8080? I have some old Canon lens around somewhere, think one is a 50mm. Might experiment a little, may try hooking it up to my 5050. Again, great work! Bill Hanks

Bill Hanks at 20:41 CEST on 08-Jul-2005 [Reply]

Great Job

Well done Dirk, same question here how did you attach the lens.

Fonzy - at 20:46 CEST on 08-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Thank you for your attention Bill ! I did not ATTACH the minolta 50 mm lens - I just held it reversed in front of the 8080 lens ! Diameter of the 50 mm lens is just a 1 mm smaller than the 8080 lens so it is allmost "attached" and light tight ! happy shooting Bill

Dirk Guttmann at 20:52 CEST on 08-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Truly incredible shot, I have never come across this type of fly before, colours are stunning. Well done Dirk, I will have to look through old camera stuff to see what I can find.

Phil Battersby at 22:11 CEST on 08-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Dirk, your hand is certainly more steady than I could ever manage. "Although, I'll have to try it. Again, great shot!

Bill Hanks at 03:40 CEST on 09-Jul-2005 [Reply]


This is just awesome, with that innovative thought you had of reversing the lens against the lens of the camera, made me realize how extreme one can get in this age of digital photography, looks like any and everything in digital photography is possible. This definitely is a.... Wooooow shot !!!!! well done Dirk.

Kerland Elder at 05:02 CEST on 09-Jul-2005 [Reply]

Hi definition macro

For all of you who are interested in using a reversed lens in front of your digital camera :

Dirk Guttmann at 08:16 CEST on 09-Jul-2005 [Reply]