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Reverse macro rings are used to mount a standard length lens (24–60mm), backwards onto an SLR. When the elements in the lens are reversed they create a magnification effect at close range, effectively becoming a macro lens.
Daniel Kyaw shows you how to make your own using a spare body cap, a used filter and some epoxy in a tutorial at DIYPhotography.net. It’s not too hard to do, and you’ll probably like the effect.
—Matthew Panzarino
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