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    Default Newbie need help on Macro

    Hi,

    A newbie here trying to get into Macro but somehow find it very difficult. Bought the Raynox 250 to use on my 17-50 but there is vignetting even at 50mm. Do i need a zoom lens that has a macro function as well. So far still get any good results out of it...Will it help if i change me lens to Tanrom 28-75 macro?

    Thanks for the advise and help.

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on Macro

    You have to use a tele lens with the raynox, preferably in the range of 70-100mm, setting the lens at the long end will prevent vignetting.

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    Thanks. Seems like i need a new lens for my macro experiment...

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    Bring down your Raynox to try out with the lens before purchase, some tele lens will still vignette. All the best

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    golfanic,

    i'm not so sure how serious are you into marco.

    anyway, nothing beats a fix marco lens if u are serious abt taking marco.


    which lens?? also subject to the kind of object you wanna take

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    Never really into macro before so wanted to try out...love those macro shots posted by fellow CSers.

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    How serious are you about macro? Maybe this is what you should be asking yourself.

    If you're serious, then a good macro lens will be something to think about. So, which lens to get? Well, it depends on what you wanna shoot. What lens would it be if you wan to shoot insects? The reply would be, what kind os insects?

    Went out on outings with fellows using a 50mm and Raynox, and some came up with great results. However, there are limitations to using Raynox as you need to go way close to the subject. This is not bee good for insects like butterflies and other skittish insects.

    Since you have a Raynox, I would suggest mastering it first. It's not easy at first but practise makes perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by travelsnapper View Post
    golfanic,

    i'm not so sure how serious are you into marco.

    anyway, nothing beats a fix marco lens if u are serious abt taking marco.


    which lens?? also subject to the kind of object you wanna take
    Think TS is looking into Macro, not marco

    That aside, a dedicated macro lens will definitely give you much better results, so do offer that option some thought.

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    Can try extension tubes with your 17-50. Have tried using 12mm extension to good effect.
    But of course best if you can get a good macro lens, like the tamron 90 or tokina 100.

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    Thanks guys for all the advise.

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    Hi

    I'm kinda new to photography and am very interested in close up shots. I am wondering can raynox dcr 250 be attached to kit lens EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherylGlen View Post
    Hi

    I'm kinda new to photography and am very interested in close up shots. I am wondering can raynox dcr 250 be attached to kit lens EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS?
    Yes It can.
    No problems at all.

    I using Raynox with 50mm Prime and 18-70 Sony Kit lens
    No issues.

    Happy shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfanic View Post
    Hi,

    A newbie here trying to get into Macro but somehow find it very difficult. Bought the Raynox 250 to use on my 17-50 but there is vignetting even at 50mm. Do i need a zoom lens that has a macro function as well. So far still get any good results out of it...Will it help if i change me lens to Tanrom 28-75 macro?

    Thanks for the advise and help.
    you can always try 70-300 macro, it should not vignette at all, i think

    but anyways, like others have said, the best way to do macro is a dedicated macro lens

    BUT you don't necessarily have to do so if you are budget constrained. i think the cheapest macro lens starts around $450+ second hand (90mm tamron), but i haven't looked at the macro lens market, having little interest in it myself

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    Oh.. so how close to i have to be from the object of interest? and also is raynox a clip on lens? just clip it onto the kit lens? man, pardon me for asking so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherylGlen View Post
    Oh.. so how close to i have to be from the object of interest? and also is raynox a clip on lens? just clip it onto the kit lens? man, pardon me for asking so much.
    Raynox you just click it onto your 18-55mm lens
    zoom all the way to 55mm
    your raynox and your subject will be ard 10cm gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelvint81 View Post
    Raynox you just click it onto your 18-55mm lens
    zoom all the way to 55mm
    your raynox and your subject will be ard 10cm gap.
    Oh cool! and final question, where can i get a raynox dcr 250?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherylGlen View Post
    Oh cool! and final question, where can i get a raynox dcr 250?
    local shops like MScolor or CathayPhoto
    or from here http://www.mcgill.com.sg/shop/

    Last edited by kelvint81; 5th May 2009 at 07:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelvint81 View Post
    local shops like MScolor or CathayPhoto
    or from here http://www.mcgill.com.sg/shop/

    Hmm, will i have any problems taking the picture then? like distortion in pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherylGlen View Post
    Hmm, will i have any problems taking the picture then? like distortion in pictures?
    just put in on when u need to do macro
    if not just remove it from your kit lens

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvint81 View Post
    just put in on when u need to do macro
    if not just remove it from your kit lens
    Hmm alright cool, thanks for the help fellows!

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