Hotmandarins

By Hotmandarins

Poppies

Thanks to a recent YouTube video by John Gravett I knew how to take the front element out of a Helios 44-2 lens and reverse it.  Here's the result, complete with a little bit of added texture.

This is a Nikon full frame body, with a short extension tube then a reversed Helios 44-2 adapted to Nikon F mount.  This lens is very manual and doesn't focus to infinity any more.  The extension tube allows you to get closer to the subject and fill the frame.  I focussed by rocking back and forth.

Original straight out of camera image in the extra.

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