A second set of attempts (see 365.15 for the first set…) to capture my right eye with a reversed 75-150, this time with flash to minimize the effects of the eye shake focus, but still fail.

I tried reversed, reversed with 52mm of extensions, reversed with 104mm of extension, and mounted straight, but with 104mm extension, at apertures from 3.5 to 11.

I got 4 or 5 shots that were pretty much in focus (on the bloodshot corners, anyway), but well off center. (An articulated screen would come in handy, for sure… maybe the next body I buy (in ~3 years) will have one. Until then, I’ll make due with what I have, and you’ll likely get to see some more soft focus self-portraits like this, say ‘Yay!’)

I had light pipe (see this post right here for more details) rocking, with the SB700 set to 1/8th power, and was handholding it about 3 inches in front and to the right of my eye. (No, I didn’t go blind, this time…)

I sorta sat around after uploading the first set of failed attempts, then tried again, then shot some other stuff, then came back and saw this one and two others, did some simple and minimal tweaking of exposure, black point, brightness, contrast, definition, saturation and levels, and *poof*!

D7000, 75-150mm f/3.5 E Series, reversed and extended by 52mm. ISO100, 1/250, f/3.5. SB700 at 1/8th in the light pipe, near camera left.

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