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The eye of Sauron (not really, it's my wifes eye)

Posted by
Ragnar (Moss, Norway) on 8 February 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I was playing around for just a few minutes with my (cheap ebay) macro extension rings and my Nikon 50mm f/1.8D lens (that I can set the aperture manually on so it is actually usable with the cheap extension rings!), and unfortunately for my wife she had to lend her eye. Normally it would not be such a big deal, but since she have some heavy flu symptoms, she wasn't to happy (yea I know, I am a bad boy).

I couldn't manage to get the eye in perfect focus, the focus is actually a few millimeters closer to the camera than the eye is, but it was not an easy job to do this with the camera hand held! Next attempt I think will be with a macro focus rail and a tripod (I just have to buy a macro focus rail, so don't hold your breath waiting for my next attempt!).

The EXIF data is wrong when it comes to the aperture and what lens was used, as there is no electronics in my extension tubes. I used an aperture of f/8, but please don't ask me what that translates in to when you factor in the tubes! The picture is cropped, but I am still using about 60% of the original picture (I cut away over and under the eye).

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 100 200 mm

Thank you so much for looking at my photoblog.

If you have any questions about me or my pictures, please contact me at r.gjemmestad(at)

My wife will be really happy if you have a look at her photoblog as well!

1/60 second
ISO 100
200 mm