Nice flower picture (azalea? I’m not great with flowers). It reminds me of a photo of a forget-me-not I took last year on my dad’s 60mm f/2.8.
OK. I tried. We did get the predicted snow, but the temperature was hovering around freezing, making the flakes melt rather quickly. Nevertheless, I rigged up my camera using Popsicle sticks and baling tape and went out. (Pic 1) Like you said, the aperture can no longer be controlled from the camera, however it can be controlled manually. I set it at nearly all the way open. (The white tape on the front end of the lens is holding it in place.) I was delighted to be able to get so close in to the snowflakes (Pic 2 is not cropped), but was disappointed at the lack of sharpness. My older brother across town tried too with the same lens and with the same result. But I think we got it figured out. Another brother joined in our discussion and after doing a bit of math, we discovered that by reversing our lens, we were using only about 1/100 of the glass. No surprise that the quality isn’t quite as good! Actually given that fact, the amount of sharpness is amazing.
So I’m going to try making an extension tube for the 60mm macro. I have a piece of PVC that might work and if I can carve it out just right, may even be able to be mounted on my camera. We’ll see…
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