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Getting Close with the Reversing Ring Adapter – Nikon BR-2A

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Today, I found a Mason Bee (sometimes called Mortar Bee) on the floor in the living room. As we have an old house, we do have these Bees in the brickwork, we also have a Bee Hotel for them too.

So after giving it some honey which it drank like it’s life depended on it, well it did! I thought the perfect opportunity to try out the Nikon BR-2A Reversing Ring Adapter that I recently purchased. The adapter, just a few quid, enables you to mount a lens with a 52mm filter thread to your camera body backwards. This turns the lens into a manual Macro lens for super close-ups.

As I own an AF-D 50mm f/1.8 which has an aperture ring (most new lenses don’t), it’s the perfect combo. These 2 shots are just a very quick sample of what you can get out of it. They are not great quality as they are shot with a high ISO as Macro photography demands a lot of light. However, as a cheap alternative to a mega £ Macro lens I think it’s perfect. I recently sold a very old Macro lens from the 1970s as I didn’t use it much, so I replaced it with this cheap alternative. More to come.

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Mason Bee
Mason Bee
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Testing the Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VRII

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I was out a few days ago testing my new 300mm f/2.8 VRII lens.

As you can see from the photos, it’s pretty sharp. Although a big lump of a lens you can hand hold it. More info on this great lens coming soon!

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Blue Tit - D7100, 300mm f/2.8 @ f5, ISO1100, 1/1000 - {Flickr Link}
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