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I come across this on the internet and wondered if anyone has had any experience with these?
They look like a good cheap way in to macro but wanted to know a little more about them before I spend anything. (I'm a tight git I know).
The Link (http://www.digitaltoyshop.co.uk/RAYNOX_DCR-250_MACRO_CONVERSION_LENS_Canon_EOS_450D_t1295_494 4)
They do a lot of others also which I think are similar products
Found Here (http://www.digitaltoyshop.co.uk/Accessories_Raynox_t932?gclid=CM__q_6L26kCFUEa4Qod-Hc5Xg)
Sounds very interesting Steve, and the price is pretty good, but I know nothing about this particular lens nor the brand.
I have done some research on macro lenses lately, and ended up buying a new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro for Aussie Dollar 319.00, which included a cheap UV filter and delivery from Hong Kong from a company called DWI.
I thought this was pretty reasonable for a new macro lens which is also well known for it quality as a great portrait lens also.
I guess you can compare the price of the Raynox compared to something like the Tamron I bought.
I just purchased it, So I guess by the end of the week I'll have me something new to play with. BE interesting to see how well it performs. Might be total rubbish but we shall see.
I bought it from Amazon for about £40 so cant argue at that.
Steve, I look forward to seeing some of your shots with this.
07-03-2011, 06:48 PM
I just googled this and if the photos in the research turn out like this really, I'm getting one too! I wonder how this is different from close up filters? I have been considering them too. They come in a set of 3 different diopters. Can't wait to see what you think!!
Thats what made me buy it, From everything I looked at, it looks like a good bit of kit, so we shall see how it goes.
Ok, it arrived about 20 mins ago.
I have just done a really quick test using my EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS. Image is of the edge of my worn desk.
Note neither images have had any processing just a simple Raw to Jpg conversion
No conversion lens and this was as close as I could get.
desk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/methok/5903955779/) by IamStephenKing (http://www.flickr.com/people/methok/), on Flickr
And with the Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Conversion Lens
desk_close (http://www.flickr.com/photos/methok/5903952721/) by IamStephenKing (http://www.flickr.com/people/methok/), on Flickr
Note: Both images are hand held.
Well, I think with some playing around this could could be great.
I will be sure to post more images once I get time to take them but for now I am happy.
These ones was taken on the 50mm and was at f/1.8 WHen he comes home from school i'll try again with a higher aperture.
eye2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/methok/5904546232/) by IamStephenKing (http://www.flickr.com/people/methok/), on Flickr
eye1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/methok/5903980395/) by IamStephenKing (http://www.flickr.com/people/methok/), on Flickr
Steve, I also think this could be a great purchase from viewing the above with no processing, especially for the price.
I really like the eye shots with the focus more on the lashes. They are rather artistic, especially the first.
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