This has got to be the best value accessory you can buy for your SLR. I hadn’t even heard of a ‘reversal ring’ until last week. It allows you to mount one of your existing lens the wrong way round and thus allowing it to be used for macro photography. I bought mine for £4.50 from eBay, it arrived this morning, so these are just the first few photos I took. They are all un-cropped and taken using the 18-55mm kit lens from my 300D, fitted to my 60D.
Millimeter graduations on a ruler.
The edge of a one pence coin.
This photo was taken with the lens at ’55mm’…
…and this one was at ’18mm’.
Focusing is pretty tricky because the depth of field is so very narrow, tiny movements make a huge difference. At maximum magnification (with the lens at 18mm) It’s difficult to even find the subject and get it in shot.
I’m sure technically the results aren’t as perfect as using a proper macro lens but for £4.50 I’m happy.
I think this video demonstrates how difficult it is to keep focus with a moving subject on a moving leaf. Try watching the video in HD to see all the detail.