More fun with the new (old) lens!

This one begged to go b/w from the start, since the subject looks b/w already to my eyes, but goes green & yellow at these magnifications/scales/distances.

Fun, if wildly dusty, times. Yes, I cleaned the sensor again last night, and, yes, it got dust on it from merely taking the lens off, adding extension tubes, and replacing the lens. I’m content to clone the ~20-odd bits of dust out for now, but I foresee a desktop dust-removing, air-purifying thingy in my very near future.

It would be nice if someone could make a high quality lens that focuses down to 8:1 or 10:1, but also to infinity, and has built-in extension tubes of, say, 150mm. It wouldn’t necessarily need to zoom (to be the ideal lens for me, anyway), but only combine all of the above in one package, preferably with a metal mount and depth of field markings for 5.6, 8,  11, 16, and 22, and also with a smooth focus throw and fast AF for everything above 1:2 with no focus breathing.

Are you listening, Nikon? or Tokina? or Tamron? or Sigma? or Anyone that will make one of these in an F mount for something less than $2500?

Surely it’s not that far beyond the laws of physics, right? HA!


D7000. Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 ai, reversed, and extended by 100mm. ISO1600 (leftover from last night), 1/20 (chosen by the camera), f/5.6.

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