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09-24-2009, 03:43 PM   #16
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D FA 100mm Macro at maximum magnification (1:1):




D FA 100mm macro + Raynox M-250:



Note: I used f16 and natural light with the 100mm lens. I used f32 and flash on the 100mm + Raynox photo to maximize DOF, but as you can see it's still very thin at this high magnification. The keeper rate with the 100mm macro alone is much higher, it's far less finicky to use.


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QuoteOriginally posted by tvfd911 Quote
I was looking into nabbing a macro in the 100mm range if one came along for the right price, after seeing this, I guess I should open up my options.
A Raynox has its advantages, i.e. low cost, small size, versatility (no lens change required, use it with several lenses). IME a Raynox gives you IQ that is hard to distinguish from the lens on its own. The 250 works best with standard or mild telephoto lenses. The Raynox 150 goes well with longer lenses, say above 135mm, and gives you a longer working distance than a 100mm macro on its own.

I find the D FA 100mm macro much easier to use than a diopter. When I use a Raynox for insects I use a minimum of f/14. A 100mm macro lens provides useable DOF at less extreme apertures and is often acceptable as low as f/8. I have and use both Raynoxes and the 100mm macro, but if I'm specifically out for shooting macros, there's no question I want the dedicated lens on the camera.

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Yea, I tried to start this in Photolady's thread to no success. Glad yours is doing well.

C'MON RAYNOX USERS! SHO US YOUR PICS!

RAYNOX RULES!!
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Raynox 150 + Pentax M135 3.5


Raynox 150 + DA 70


QuoteOriginally posted by res3567 Quote
Yea, I tried to start this in Photolady's thread to no success. Glad yours is doing well.

C'MON RAYNOX USERS! SHO US YOUR PICS!

RAYNOX RULES!!
It was that thread that prompted me to get a DCR-150.


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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
D FA 100mm macro + Raynox M-250:
I was just about to ask if it would make sense to put Raynox on a dedicated Macro lens I recently bought a Pentax 4/100 Macro (1:2 magnification) and I wonder if using Raynox 150 or 250 with it would make sense or not.
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I wonder if using Raynox 150 or 250 with it would make sense or not.
It definitely makes sense, but you'll be better served by the Raynox 250's greater magnification. On a 100mm lens, I don't think a DCR-150 will give you enough of a boost to make it worthwhile.
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It definitely makes sense, but you'll be better served by the Raynox 250's greater magnification.
Thanks, I'll give it a try
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Two more, using Vivitar 200/f3.5 and Raynox 250. First Image with onboard flash, both at f11 (I think).





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Love the Raynox

It is a great bug shooter... and a darn good art lens for those Macro Abstracto shots


































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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
It is a great bug shooter... and a darn good art lens for those Macro Abstracto shots...
Gus, these are fantastic! Well done!!
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How ya'll be capturing them fly pics? They usually fly away when I try to capture them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
It is a great bug shooter... and a darn good art lens for those Macro Abstracto shots
Great shots Gus! What did you do? Use freeze spray on the poor bugs?
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QuoteOriginally posted by wowtip Quote
Great shots Gus! What did you do? Use freeze spray on the poor bugs?
No freeze spray or overnight refrigerator tricks... Just 1000 shots taken and 4 keepers
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