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Old Mar 10, 2013, 3:06 AM   #1
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Default FZ200 macro lenses - any opinions on these?

http://www.7dayshop.com/photo-video-...m_term=4760593

not sure if they'd be compatible or worth it? any thoughts?
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not sure if they'd be compatible or worth it? any thoughts?
I may not be the best person to ask as I am kind of new to all this myself, but at some point I plan on buying a Raynox DCR150 for my FZ150, which of course should also be compatible with the FZ200 as they are both 52mm
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G'day KW

This is a very popular item for discussion - welcome to the "Closeup Lens club"

Here's some posts where I have offered personal-experience advice on my use of closeup lenses

Lumix G3 Close Up Filters

Close Up Filters

macro lens

You can also go to the Steve's Forum Search box [top right of screen] and try a Search for "Closeup Lens"

As with everything these days - always remember "you get what you pay for" and so cheap ebay / internet stuff will give you cheap results

Pl come back with more Qs as they arise
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I'm sorry but I don't know anything about this particular brand. I own the LC-55 and Raynox 250, and I can honestly say that the Lumix LC-55 is a better quality lens.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 4:39 AM   #5
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thanks for the posts, i guessed the cheapness would be reflected but i was dithering about maybe getting one to practice w/. the Raynox are the ones i keep hearing about, maybe i should just save my pennies or keep an eye on ebay for them.
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G'day again KW

Close up lenses + coloured filters are very much "you get what you pay for" items
ps- a close up lens is not a filter ... filters are coloured or have some special task to perform, whereas a lens creates an image

By all means buy one of these 'cheapies' if you wish - I did years ago when I was starting out.
Measure the diameter of the lens [it seems to be 52mm] and I recommed you buy either a "+2" or a "+3" dioptre lens. The +2 will focus at 1/2metre, the +3 at 1/3metre, and you will still have 100% of your zoom available to change image size

The big differences between lenses is
a) 'normal' brands like Hoya, Mirumi, Lee, Tiffen etc will cost you 30-40 quid and the curvature & multicoating will give you a good sharp image;
b) Raynox or Canon or Panasonic are 2-element lenses [2 bits of glass glued together] and give much better sharpness & colour, and they cost 100 quid, while
c) internet cheapies are often factory-second quality [tho I am not saying here that all are factory seconds] ... you might get lucky

Hope this helps a bit
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cheers Phil, might get a cheapy just to see if the image/magnification difference is worth is worth it, then go for an expensive one later.
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