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05-29-2015, 09:49 AM   #1
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Extention tubes RAYNOX

Hello,

I own a Pentax K-30 with 2 lenses 18-50mm, 50-200mm and I'd like to take some macro pictures but buying a specific lens right now is out of question and on top I'm not sure I would use it very often.
Actually a friend has lent me this Micro Explorer Lens set from LENOX (unfortunately I do have to give him back....) which I like very much. It includes 3 micro lenses (6x, 12x, 24x) and an adapter (52-67mm). The only drawback is that it only fits one lens but still it suits me and that (the most important fact) I cannot find it. I have been looking on internet with no luck.

So here come my questions ( at last...):
1) any tips as to where I can buy this set?
2) or what do you recommend I should buy for occasional macro pictures?

In advance many thanks for your suggestions.


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05-29-2015, 09:59 AM   #2
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Buy the Raynox DCR-150, put it on the 50-200mm it's great with that lens. I did a month of Single in Challenges with this combo and was real happy with the results.
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These lenses are often advertised as "Close up filters". You may also look for the brand name Raynox with sellers such as B&H and Adorama if you are in the USA.
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The Raynox is pretty good from what I have seen posted. For occasional use, it should cover most peoples needs. I have a couple of zooms that are labeled "macro". Both are Sigma, one being the 70-300 and the other is the 17-70. While not 1:1, the both are very good for close ups of flowers and larger insects. I also have a set of M42 extension tubes which I use on my old Takumar lenses. M42 tubes can be had for quite cheap as can older Taks. I use my 55/1.8 and 55/2 with the tubes for very good results. For macro work, any adapter will do but the genuine Pentax adapter was $30 when I bought it. Older 1:1 MF macro lenses can be purchased very reasonably. There are lots of ways to enjoy macro photography without going into a big expense.

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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
Buy the Raynox DCR-150, put it on the 50-200mm it's great with that lens. I did a month of Single in Challenges with this combo and was real happy with the results.
Good advice. And that link supports the words well.
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I, too, am pleased with the Raynox DCR-150. Please note that the more powerful DCR-250 might be even more challenging to use. I suggest buying the DCR-150 first, then following up with the 250 for use either alone (but attached to your main lens) or in combination with the 150 (again, also attached to the main lens.).
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Many, many thanks to all of you. I am looking right now into your suggestions..

Have a great week-end. I do hope you'll be able to go out and take awesome pictures
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Just an aside, originally the DCR-250 was documented to be used with lens of less focal length than 100, the DCR-150 was for lenses 100 and over. I think it was discussed at the start of the Lens club, The Raynox Club, audiobomber the original poster stated in that thread, the above I mentioned. Specifically, post number five:

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If you're planning on using a Raynox with your 55-300mm, I suggest the DCR-150, not the 250 that I've shown here.


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It looks like the set was made by Raynox - perhaps they changed names, the set in question is a knock-off, or a simple mistake on the name. The set is no longer available.

Raynox Micro Explorer Lens Set (3) CM3500 B&H Photo Video

But you can buy a single adapter and the DCR-150, DCR-250, and DCR-202 lenses. Or the DCR-5320Pro 3 in 1 Macro set.
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