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11-29-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Raynox 150 or 250??

I looked into getting a dedicated macro lens, but for the price vs how much I would use it I feel that for my personal use a Raynox macro lens is the way to go. Currently I only have one prime lens (50mm M Pentax) and a few telephotos (18-55 DA and the 55-300 DA), but I am planning on getting a few more primes (28mm, 100mm, 135mm). So, given my list of lenses that I currently own and my wish list what would be the best Raynox lens for me to purchase?

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QuoteOriginally posted by mr tibbs Quote
I looked into getting a dedicated macro lens, but for the price vs how much I would use it I feel that for my personal use a Raynox macro lens is the way to go. Currently I only have one prime lens (50mm M Pentax) and a few telephotos (18-55 DA and the 55-300 DA), but I am planning on getting a few more primes (28mm, 100mm, 135mm). So, given my list of lenses that I currently own and my wish list what would be the best Raynox lens for me to purchase?

The Raynox DCR 150 will be a good addition to the lenses you have now and plan for the future.It will give more than 1:1 magnification with your DA Zoom at 300 at a working distance of about 8.2". This combination works well for many of us.

The Raynox DCR 250 is quite a bit stronger so has less working distance (about 5"), thus is more difficult to use.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mr tibbs Quote
I looked into getting a dedicated macro lens, but for the price vs how much I would use it I feel that for my personal use a Raynox macro lens is the way to go. Currently I only have one prime lens (50mm M Pentax) and a few telephotos (18-55 DA and the 55-300 DA), but I am planning on getting a few more primes (28mm, 100mm, 135mm). So, given my list of lenses that I currently own and my wish list what would be the best Raynox lens for me to purchase?
What are you trying to photograph?

Probably the Raynox club thread would show you what you need to know, but to make a long story short; the 250 is better for focal lengths below about 135mm, but has a shorter working distance. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/74221-raynox-macro-club.html
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