Hi! Well I couldn't find anything like this after a bit of MRoogling so I thought I would start a thread for people to have a crack at macro photography without a macro lens. Please post advice, tips/tricks and photos taken with reversed lenses, extention tubes/rings, diopters, magnifying glasses, microscopes or any other nifty method! I'll start by posting a couple of shots I took just now with my reversing ring which came in the post today. I reversed an old 50mm f1.8 onto my D40, and these are the results of my first effort. Hopefully with a few pointers I will be able to improve. I thought I would be ok shooting at ISO 800 but actually alot of my shots were pretty noisy when I got them onto the computer. Also another problem I had was trying to get my subject in focus - I read somewhere to set focus to infinity and then move in and out to get it right, but it's difficult to judge through the viewfinder. My next purchase is a tri-pod which hopefully will help, these shots were taken hand held with no flash.