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10-14-2009, 09:53 AM   #16
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I think the Raynox DCR 150 is the appropriate lens for your 80-200. That'll give a good range of magnifications with the150 (4.8 diopters, about 208mm) the mag will be from 80/208 to more than 200/208 - actually up to about 2.5X in practice.

The Raynox 250 is 8 diopters, 125mm, and too strong for practical use in most situations with a long lens.

I think I mentioned earlier that the edges will be soft but that usually doesn't matter because at these magnifications the subject's edges are out of focus anyhow due to the small depth of field.

If you really need sharp focus all the way to the edges (like macros of postage stamps,) you'll need a genuine macro lens. It hardly matters which one - they are almost all good. I've had a couple Macro-Takumar 50/4 's which have a 1:1 magnification. Nice lenses for around $75USD if you can find one. But, like you, I want a small kit when I'm out so I carry a 50-300mm zoom and a Raynox 150.

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Thanks, Dave.
I'll see if I can find a used Raynox 150 or maybe that Canon 500D if I can find a good price.
I already had a good F 50mm/2.8 macro for serious macro work.
It's just that sometimes I want to focus closer with my FA*80-200/2.8.
In the mean time I guess I'll have to settle with my Vivitar 2x Macro TC

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Blue, is there Canon marketplace forum like what we have here in this forum?
Maybe we can try to find it there.
Wait, then you'll have to compete with me then
I think I have seen one in there a long time back. There are occasionally non-Pentax gear sold there however.
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Thanks, Dave.
I'll see if I can find a used Raynox 150 or maybe that Canon 500D if I can find a good price.
I expect a new Raynox 150 is a lot cheaper than a used Canon 500D.
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I expect a new Raynox 150 is a lot cheaper than a used Canon 500D.
I won't dispute that when you take into consideration we are talking about a 77mm Canon 500D at $149. However, it would work with no concern for vignetting. However, 58mm 500d are more like ~$85.

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