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Old 10-04-2009, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i have recently bought a panasonic dmc-fz28 and i have read a few things about a raynox macro lens. i have had a search for these but without much luck, does anyone know where to buy them? (online). also, what does it do exactly? does it allow you to focus closer or does it magnify things, kind of like a telephoto? i think it was called raynox 250 or something thanks.
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Re: raynox lens

Marcin used to use a Panasonic with a Raynox 250 and got some fantastic shots.

Some examples here

http://www.pixalo.com/community/phot...tml#post186767
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Re: raynox lens

I found my Raynox 250 on Ebay a couple months ago. I want to say it was around 50 dollars (USD). I also have the Panasonic FZ28 and have had some very nice results with it. You may want to think about making a diffuser for your camera for the macro shots. You can find some tutorials here and on other sites and I've made 5 of my own which allow for different effects and flash diffusion levels. The FZ28 also has the ability to adjust the flash intensity which can help quite a bit in some situations.

Here's a simple shot of a US Nickel that I took with the raynox 250 and fz28. Click for posted size.
For a 1920x1080 version of it go to http://home.comcast.net/~johnwburden/croppedcoin2.jpg (I think..I can't check that link from where I am right now. If it's broken, please let me know).



As far as "how it works", basically you zoom in at least 8x (I usually do somewhere between 12x and 18x depending on the subject, and with the lens attached, it magnifies the subject using the zoom plus 2.5x maginification. So if you decreased the MP size on the FZ28, you could conceivably achieve around 75x magnification. Keep in mind that with that much magnification, the FOV is super thin so it wouldn't be useful for flowers or even any bugs bigger than an ant. Basically an ant's left eye would fill the entire screen at 5mp 25.1x zoom with the raynox 250.

The fz28 and raynox250 works ridiculously well for intense macro shots. I would personally recommend the Raynox 150 in addition to the 250. It really opens up a nice full range of shots. Now you have the built in macro function. Want it a little closer? Throw the 150 on there. Super close? Throw on the 250.
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Re: raynox lens

hi, thankyou for your replies, very useful. great photo of coin! now i have just got to find one.
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Re: raynox lens

Hi Jacqui...... I also have a Raynox DCR-250 lens which I purchased from e-bay for around 34.
The link below will take you to a site that will give you specific details about this type of lens.
Just scroll down the left hand menu to Raynox click this link ,and then once again scroll down towards the bottom of the new page

Photo Store Accessories for Digital Cameras

These photos were taken using this lens.... just click on them to view in a larger size.
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Re: raynox lens

Hi again... I will try to explain the difference between the two Raynox lenses.
The DCR-150 has a magnification of 4.8 diopter which I think translates to a 125% increase in magnification
The DCR-250 has a magnification of 8.0 diopter which I think translates to a 200% increase in magnification.
The actual lens is only 49mm which sits in a spring loaded adapter which in turn will clip on to a 52mm to
67mm lens.
To use this lens you need to use the telephoto setting to avoid vignetting.
This in turn creates a narrow DOF and and manual focussing will produce the best results.
I have had one of these lenses for some time now and I get a lot of enjoyment from using it.
I am sorry that this is not too technical but hope it is of some help
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Re: raynox lens

I just managed to pick up a 250 on Amazon for 45. Still trying to get the hang of it, there is such a shallow depth of field.
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Re: raynox lens

Hi All, I don't have a dedicated macro lens at the moment and wondered whether I can use the Raynox DCR - 250 on a Nikon, D300 : 50mm 1.8, 18mm-200mm, 70mm-300mm?
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Re: raynox lens

I put this link on an earlier reply in this thread.

Photo Store Accessories for Digital Cameras

A quick browse around this site at the Raynox accessories may well be able to answer your question, as there is a comprehensive amount of info.
I can say that these lenses clip on to the front of your camera in exactly the same way as a lens cap.
The lens includes a snap-on universal mount suitable for 52mm to 67mm filter size.
I should also point out that the actual lens that screws into the mount is only 49mm therefore there is a need to use the zoom to avoid vignetting.
In conclusion, it is a very cheap way to acheive some quite nice macro shots within the lens capability.

This was taken with a fuji camera and the lens attached

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Thanks Brian
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Re: raynox lens

Decision made, I have just ordered a DCR 250 from Amazon for under 45 inc postage, I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks for above advise.
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