RAYNOX DCR-250 Super Macro Close Up Lens


May 17, 2005
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Hi

I have a tamron 17-50mm f2.8. I wonder whether this lens can be used with RAYNOX DCR-250 Super Macro Close Up Lens or better to use the Canon 500D close up lens?

Please give some comments

Thanks! :D
 

#2
yes, it can be used. but you will have to crop your photos as the 4 corners will be blackout.

The RAYNOX DCR-250 lens includes a snap-on universal mount suitable for 52mm to 67mm filter size.
The tamron 17-70 has a filter size of 67mm.
Do you have 50mm F1.8? it's diameter of 52mm which the RAYNOX DCR-250 fits just nicely on to it without having you to crop it.

As I've sold my 50mm F1.8, hence i've no more use for my RAYNOX DCR-250. I think i'll sell it soon =P

Hope my comments helps=)
 

May 17, 2005
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Yes, I have 50mm f1.8. Great! Btw, any other macro close up filter like Hoya or canon better than raynox?
 

meisterSG

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Raynox DCR-250 is one of the best close up filter around but on 67mm filter thread, it will give you vignetting. It works best on 50mm f/1.8 but I had tried it on Nikon. Don't know about the Canon 50mm...
 

#5
Raynox DCR-250 is one of the best close up filter around but on 67mm filter thread, it will give you vignetting. It works best on 50mm f/1.8 but I had tried it on Nikon. Don't know about the Canon 50mm...
ya it's the same, i have vignetting in my 67mm.

as Canon 50mm F1.8 is using 52mm, it suits 50mm F1.8 best i must say =)
 

galmen

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Hi just wanna ask a noob question on this Raynox Macro Lens, so we attach this lens on top of our original lens, say a 50mm f1.8 II and then we can take macro pictures already? Is that how it works? So after attaching the lens, my original 50mm becomes what mm? :dunno:
 

#7
Hi just wanna ask a noob question on this Raynox Macro Lens, so we attach this lens on top of our original lens, say a 50mm f1.8 II and then we can take macro pictures already? Is that how it works? So after attaching the lens, my original 50mm becomes what mm? :dunno:
It still remains at 50mm. You have to go very near to the objects like flowers or insects. Another thing is If you don't go near the object you can't focus. The IQ will be like normal macro lenses.
 

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Hi just wanna ask a noob question on this Raynox Macro Lens, so we attach this lens on top of our original lens, say a 50mm f1.8 II and then we can take macro pictures already? Is that how it works? So after attaching the lens, my original 50mm becomes what mm? :dunno:
The focal length will remain, but the magnification ratio will increase.
 

galmen

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Oic, thanks for the explanation, but does using this converter be able to capture shots as good as those actual macro lens? Or will there be IQ issues due to the extra converter on the lens?
 

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Oic, thanks for the explanation, but does using this converter be able to capture shots as good as those actual macro lens? Or will there be IQ issues due to the extra converter on the lens?
Its not actually a converter, its just a piece of magnification glass that is stacked on your lens.
The Raynox can never beat the 1:1 magnification ratio of true macro lens, the closest will be 50mm f1.8 + extension tubes + raynox.
 

dekabreak

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I was wondering using a 75-300. I wonder how's the effect together with RAYNOX DCR-250 like?:bsmilie:
 

speedstep1

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just wondering. have anyone tried mounting the 250 onto a 100mm macro lens. at it is 67mm filter thread, i presume that vignetting will occur?
 

galmen

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Thats what gather from other people that using it at the widest 67mm will have some vignetting and 50mm was rumored to be the best combination with the lens. :)
 

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just wondering. have anyone tried mounting the 250 onto a 100mm macro lens. at it is 67mm filter thread, i presume that vignetting will occur?
Never tried on it before. But once tried on my Tamron of 67mm filter thread, yes vignetting occurs, so it will be the same with 100mm Macro.

Thats what gather from other people that using it at the widest 67mm will have some vignetting and 50mm was rumored to be the best combination with the lens. :)
second that:cool:
 

speedstep1

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thanks for the reply! is the vignetting severe? as in is it juz the small corners or you can actually see a round back edge surrounding the centre of the picture? :sweat:
 

galmen

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Been using the raynox 250 + 50mm F1.8 for macro quite sometime now, love the IQ, its good and sharp, but now i want to increase the magnification, i want the subject of my shooting to be bigger on the picture.

Should i get a hoya +4 closeup + my raynox on the 50mm or should i get a set of kenko extension tube and use it with my raynox? Some advices please from the experienced. Thanks.
:D
 

Diavonex

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Have you tried using the Raynox 250 with a 135mm or 200mm lens? That'll give you higher magnification.
 

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