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    I'm using the Raynox 250 with my 50mm prime lens and it does yield some decent result, feel free to check out some of the pics i have taken using this combination.

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    Hi guys.

    Got a question. If I myself own a Macro lens. Do you think it's a NEED for me to buy this product?
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    Don't mind my posting a pic here...

    If a 1:1 magnification given by a dedicated macro lens is not enough, using Raynox lenses can help to get that extra bit of modification.



    The above pic was taken with DCR-250 + DCR-150 stacked on Sigma 150mm macro lens.

    One thing though, focusing is extremely difficult & it's good to have live view to aid focusing in this case
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    hi, do I need an adapter to mount this on nex 5?

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    Default Re: Raynox DCR-250 Macro Conversion Lens Review

    Quote Originally Posted by tomboy87 View Post
    hi, do I need an adapter to mount this on nex 5?
    You'll need a step-up ring for your 18-55mm lens. 49mm to 52mm or 49mm to 55mm will do the job.

    Last edited by Diavonex; 5th March 2011 at 08:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Raynox DCR-250 Macro Conversion Lens Review

    The Raynox Universal Adapter will snap onto any filter thread of 52mm to 67mm


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    my 1st shot with Raynox 250

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    Default Re: Raynox DCR-250 Macro Conversion Lens Review

    Pretty good for 1st shot

    What lens did you attach it to? e.g. 50mm or 135mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Pretty good for 1st shot

    What lens did you attach it to? e.g. 50mm or 135mm
    on 100L, thanks!

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    hornet [raynox on 100L]

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    How well will this work on nikon 55-300? I've read reviews that it does not focus well (vignetting at 55-200 range)
    Am considering this against the DCR 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheous View Post
    How well will this work on nikon 55-300? I've read reviews that it does not focus well (vignetting at 55-200 range)
    Am considering this against the DCR 150
    well i tried it on my 55-300, it does vignet frm 55-200, but its veri acceptable a 135-200 coz slightly vignett and u cn crop away. Focus wise it is advisable to manual focus no matter which lens u mount the raynox250 to. hope this help
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    Quote Originally Posted by tormont View Post
    well i tried it on my 55-300, it does vignet frm 55-200, but its veri acceptable a 135-200 coz slightly vignett and u cn crop away. Focus wise it is advisable to manual focus no matter which lens u mount the raynox250 to. hope this help
    not really, i can still af with 18-55 IS, 50mm 1.8, & 100L...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekabreak View Post
    Hi guys.

    Got a question. If I myself own a Macro lens. Do you think it's a NEED for me to buy this product?
    why would you need a dcr250 when you already have a macro lens? raynox acts more like a magnifying glass, you are better off trying with a magnifying glass in front, cheaper too...

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    Default Re: Raynox DCR-250 Macro Conversion Lens Review

    Quote Originally Posted by evilorgi View Post
    why would you need a dcr250 when you already have a macro lens? raynox acts more like a magnifying glass, you are better off trying with a magnifying glass in front, cheaper too...
    Raynox 250 is a high quality 3 element lens that is compensated for astigmatism, distortion and spherical aberration.

    Does a magnifying glass perform all the above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal1993
    FAQ:

    Q: What's the min focus distance?
    A: Depending on which lens you put the raynox on. Diff lens diff min focus distance. For my 18-55 kit lens it's around 8cm.

    Q: How much is it?
    A: Around $120ish SGD for a brand new one.

    Will add in more if i receive anymore qns. Sorry mod ed for the trouble and thanks all for viewing. =)
    You mean, after attaching the raynox to 50mm, the min. focus distance will become 8cm? IIRC, the min. distance for the 50mm is 0.45m.

    May I ask where did you bought your raynox?
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    Default Re: Raynox DCR-250 Macro Conversion Lens Review

    Pardon my intrusion. Some stuff I would like to suggest as corrections.

    Minimum Focusing Distance
    Minimum focusing distance does not depend on focal length. It depends on the dioptre rating; in this case, the Raynox DCR-250 is a +8.
    Minimum focusing distance = 1000/dioptre = 12.5cm.

    Magnification
    Magnification of subject is dependant on focal length of the lens, i.e. 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, 300mm, etc. A 100mm lens with a +8 (Raynox 250) will yield a bigger magnification than a 50mm lens with a +8.
    Magnification of subject is also dependant on dioptre rating. A 50mm lens with a +8 will yield a bigger magnification than a 50mm lens with a +4.

    Depth Of Field
    Depth of field is dependant on focal length AND focusing distance. This doesn't apply to macro only. It's a lens characteristic.
    Basically, the closer you focus, the thinner the depth of field.
    The longer your lens focal length, the thinner the depth of field.


    Here's a very old thread, which is also a Sticky in the Macros gallery.

    Here's another very old thread with questions I raised long ago. Perhaps it might be useful, I hope.

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