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    Default Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    Hi Guys,

    I know someone had posted similar thread but i just want to know more about it

    My current equipments are: Canon 500D and Tamron 17-50mm F2.8

    I heard tamron 17-50mm(67mm filter size) if using Raynox 250 will have serious vignetting, anyone have any sample on this?

    For Extension tube will it degrade the photos?


    Sorry for my noob questions just hope someone can give me some guide ^^; Thank~~
    Currently using Canon 6D with 24-70mm F2.8L, 70-200mm F4L, Sigma Art 35mm F1.4

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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    extension tube ... it does very little to the IQ.
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    Extension tubes beat the raynox in magnification anytime.

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    I would pick extension tubes. It has no extra glass for the light to pass through

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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeonz View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I know someone had posted similar thread but i just want to know more about it

    My current equipments are: Canon 500D and Tamron 17-50mm F2.8

    I heard tamron 17-50mm(67mm filter size) if using Raynox 250 will have serious vignetting, anyone have any sample on this?

    For Extension tube will it degrade the photos?


    Sorry for my noob questions just hope someone can give me some guide ^^; Thank~~
    note that extension tubes only works for 35mm & above. so for your lens, you can only use 50mm not 17mm.

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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by ismokeweed79 View Post
    Extension tubes beat the raynox in magnification anytime.
    I doubt the extension tube can beat the Raynox MSN-505 (diopter of 32) in magnification.

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    So the extension tube will be better than Raynox? hmm ok thank guys!
    Currently using Canon 6D with 24-70mm F2.8L, 70-200mm F4L, Sigma Art 35mm F1.4

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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeonz View Post
    So the extension tube will be better than Raynox? hmm ok thank guys!
    extension tube doesn't affects IQ


    raynox afterall is still a filter but its a of very high grade, unless u pixel peep... there will still be slight degradation of IQ but its still way better then those close up filters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    extension tube doesn't affects IQ


    raynox afterall is still a filter but its a of very high grade, unless u pixel peep... there will still be slight degradation of IQ but its still way better then those close up filters.
    ok thank!
    Currently using Canon 6D with 24-70mm F2.8L, 70-200mm F4L, Sigma Art 35mm F1.4

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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    extension tube doesn't affects IQ


    raynox afterall is still a filter but its a of very high grade, unless u pixel peep... there will still be slight degradation of IQ but its still way better then those close up filters.
    Slight degradation? I sold off mine straight after one field trip.

    For webview, anything also can. Beyond that, i will not recommand at all.

    But raynox got it advantage, it perform very good when pairing up with p&s or proconsumer camera as a ultra lightweight setup.

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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    extension tube doesn't affects IQ

    raynox afterall is still a filter but its a of very high grade, unless u pixel peep... there will still be slight degradation of IQ but its still way better then those close up filters.
    Extension tube will affect IQ if stack too much of it due to diffraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    Slight degradation? I sold off mine straight after one field trip.

    For webview, anything also can. Beyond that, i will not recommand at all.

    But raynox got it advantage, it perform very good when pairing up with p&s or proconsumer camera as a ultra lightweight setup.

    One of moderator here is very well-known using it.
    http://www.tchuanye.smugmug.com/
    ok but i heard Tamron 17-50mm will have serious vignetting is that true? i really hope anyone have any photo sample of that..
    Currently using Canon 6D with 24-70mm F2.8L, 70-200mm F4L, Sigma Art 35mm F1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeonz View Post
    ok but i heard Tamron 17-50mm will have serious vignetting is that true? i really hope anyone have any photo sample of that..
    Nope, not true. It will not have serious vignetting beyond some light falloff at the corners. You can always test it out yourself at the camera shop before buying it (if the salesperson is free to entertain you).

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    ok.. i got an extension tube now... but.. how to i set the aperture... -.-; try to search around say like

    1. set your aperture
    2. hold the release button dun let go n put in extension tube
    3. and the aperture will stay... but after changed i have F00 -.-;
    Last edited by Zeonz; 17th December 2010 at 01:12 PM.
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    you mean, you just "oh, ok extension tubes good BBB" and didn't read up on them?

    if your lens has no aperture ring, then if you want to retain aperture control, you need to buy more expensive extension tubes with lens contacts built-in.

    suspect you just bought the cheapest manual ones... so in this case you can either do what is suggested to keep the lens open, or you can buy more expensive ones

    please read this:

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=865784

    correct procedure is to hold down DOF preview button while unmounting. if you don't know how to do this, please read your camera manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you mean, you just "oh, ok extension tubes good BBB" and didn't read up on them?

    if your lens has no aperture ring, then if you want to retain aperture control, you need to buy more expensive extension tubes with lens contacts built-in.

    suspect you just bought the cheapest manual ones... so in this case you can either do what is suggested to keep the lens open, or you can buy more expensive ones

    please read this:

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=865784

    correct procedure is to hold down DOF preview button while unmounting. if you don't know how to do this, please read your camera manual.

    Hahaha i did research but maybe not that much. Ya the cheapest and that DOF i know i tried but still not working. Its ok i will try on other lense.
    Currently using Canon 6D with 24-70mm F2.8L, 70-200mm F4L, Sigma Art 35mm F1.4

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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    This picture is taken with D300 + Nikkor 105mm VR + Extension tube.

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    Emerging by yaw yong xin, on Flickr


    Dragon - 龙 by yaw yong xin, on Flickr
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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    Hi.

    Nice photos lunas..

    I was also thinking of an extension tube.
    But I'll be getting a 180mm (72mm) lens.
    So, will I need a huge 100mm+80mm tube to double magnification?

    Or a Raynox 250 will be better in my case?

    thanks!
    Last edited by enewmen; 27th December 2010 at 03:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by enewmen View Post
    Hi.

    Nice photos lunas..

    I was also thinking of an extension tube.
    But I'll be getting a 180mm lens.
    So, will I need a huge 100mm+80mm tube to double magnification?

    thanks!
    yes.

    the formulae is:

    magnification = length of extension tube / lens focal length

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    Default Re: Raynox 250 or Extension tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by enewmen View Post
    Hi.

    Nice photos lunas..

    I was also thinking of an extension tube.
    But I'll be getting a 180mm (72mm) lens.
    So, will I need a huge 100mm+80mm tube to double magnification?

    Or a Raynox 250 will be better in my case?

    thanks!
    for 180mm on crop body you definitely need a tripod for macro work

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