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Using Reverse Lens Adapter for Macro Photography

edited November 2012 Posted in » Nikon D5100 Forum
I'm wanting to try a reverse lens adapter for macro photography. It's a method to use your tele/wide lens for macro photography. I've heard about it and saw couple of links/videos/tutorials, but didn't get any idea which lens mound I should purchase for my 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lens.

Any idea about it and the price? I have checked and found out that there are various reverse lens adapter mountings (52/55/57/58mm) and I'm pretty confused which one will be appropriate for my Nikon D5100.

Please feel free to give some ideas or suggestions.



  • edited December 2012
    It depends on the filter size or the diameter of the lens at the other end (glass part not the mount part). For the kit lens I believe it's 52mm diameter.
  • edited January 2013
    Your 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses have 52mm. Many filters and attachments have 58mm. If your attachment has 58mm, then you need a 58-52 ring. If you bought a bundle with your Nikon D5100 (wide angle lens, macro lens, etc.) the ring should be together with the adapter.
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