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Old 02-07-2008, 13:09   #1 (permalink)
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Raynox Dcr-250 52-67 Macro Lens

Can anyone please explain to me the good/bad points if any of buying one of these ive never heard of them before yesterday thank's...Ray
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Old 02-07-2008, 13:32   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Raynox Dcr-250 52-67 Macro Lens

Raynox make good lenses but they are not lenses, as we know, for a DSLR. Raynox are extensions to bridge cameras and screw onto the camera's own lens. They can be used for macro and telephoto. HTH
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Raynox make good lenses but they are not lenses, as we know, for a DSLR. Raynox are extensions to bridge cameras and screw onto the camera's own lens. They can be used for macro and telephoto. HTH
So with the 100mm lens it would make it a lot lot better then is that right stephano
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Re: Raynox Dcr-250 52-67 Macro Lens

Er.....no......that's what we have extension tubes for
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Er.....no......that's what we have extension tubes for
Now im baffled stephwhat should i do
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Re: Raynox Dcr-250 52-67 Macro Lens

Upside to Raynox: image is magnified
Downside to Raynox: image is coming through more glass with resultant drop in quality, less light so more difficult to capture, won't focus to infinity

Upside to tubes (which literally are hollow tubes): image is magnified
Downside to tubes: image is coming through a smaller section of glass so there is a slight drop in quality, less light so more difficult to capture, won't focus to infinity

Air is better than glass
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Upside to Raynox: image is magnified
Downside to Raynox: image is coming through more glass with resultant drop in quality, less light so more difficult to capture, won't focus to infinity

Upside to tubes (which literally are hollow tubes): image is magnified
Downside to tubes: image is coming through a smaller section of glass so there is a slight drop in quality, less light so more difficult to capture, won't focus to infinity

Air is better than glass
So if im reading you right Mark ill leave them alone is that right
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So if im reading you right Mark ill leave them alone is that right
If you really want to get closer to the subject (i.e. magnify more) then tubes are the best solution (other than an expensive lens!). But there is a price to pay in terms of light and, to a degree, quality. I'd recommend leaving them for now, until you're comfortable with the 100mm - better to build on what you've got
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Re: Raynox Dcr-250 52-67 Macro Lens

As Mark says. Plus with tubes the DOF gets mighty thin.
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Right thank you both for the advice
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Re: Raynox Dcr-250 52-67 Macro Lens

I just got two Raynox macro lenses, MSN-202 (4×) and MSN-505 (8×)... 202 works fine with Canon G5 even handhold, in a sunshine, but when I put the Raynox on my 300mm L IS USM, i sure needed a focusing rail. Fun lenses, quite great quality and cheap.
Go and macro your life!
I intend to use my Raynox this summer on Canon G5, crawling around, shooting everything that doesn't move too quick..

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