Day 86 – Reverse Mount 50mm

March 27, 2009

I ordered a reverse mount ring adaptor for my 50mm lens, which came in over spring break. Tonight was the first time I had time to try it out. The DOF with it is crazy! I took photos of a bulletin board pin, and when I focused on the point, the other end was entirely out of focus, and my camera was inches away. Also, since I had the pin turned sideways, the point was no more than 2 cm closer the camera than the other end. Even in this photo, there is only a small strip that is in focus. Props to Will Clayton for recommending it to me. I got it on eBay for only $5! Click the photo above to view large.

Good news for today: I did very well on my calc II exam that I took before spring break (I got it back today) and I feel good about the test I took in Dr. Birzer’s class today. Also, I got to play frisbee golf on campus for the first time. There is a group that gets together and they asked me to join them tonight. They made up their own course, complete with boundaries, pars, and certain marks to hit with a frisbee before you move on. It goes all across campus and has a lot of challenging throws. I did pretty bad (+8), but it was the first time I had played the course, so I don’t feel terrible. I had a lot of fun!