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Group Description

This group is for those who take macro pictures using anything but a macro lens: any variation of reverse lens technique, extention tubes/rings, magnifying glass, microscopes, you name it! This page contains some info under the section "Equipment".
For example, one can hold a reverse lens on to another lens or to a camera body (in fact, there are special adaptors called "reverse mount" just for that!) and take extreme macro pictures, depending on the focal length of the lenses.

PLEASE, no photos from point-and-shoot fixed lens cameras with macro mode, these can be considered macro lenses. However, if you used, say, a reversed lens or a magnifier with a point-and-shoot, then you should post here!

Since I intend this group to be a sort of encouragement for people without proper macro lenses to try macro photography, it is important that you describe your technique either in the description or in the comments under your shot.

A note about the name:
Some people are confused by the name of the group. I apologize for the confusion. "Poor-Man's Macro" doens't mean that one has to be poor to participate. It is an expression used to describe techniques for achieving true macro without a macro lens. Most expensive cameras and cheapest ones are equally useless for macro shots without macro lenses.

A note for the better sex members: please, don't consider the name of the group to be sexist, I just thought it would be awkward to call it "poor-man's/woman's macro", or something to that effect ;-)

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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