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Old Jan 6, 2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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I am in Macro Photography mostly.. and I am wishing to buy raynox add on lens for my Panasonic FZ-30 bridge cam...
I just need help which one will be suited for Macro photography in Raynox lens set .. and where to buy.... Specifically at Toronto, Canada....

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Old Jan 8, 2008, 5:08 AM   #2
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Great choise, Raynox lenses are real great, and pretty cheap too.

Unless you really really want those superextreme closeups, much closer than a regular DSLR 1:1 macro can take on its own, I would go for the DCR-150.

I only have the 250 myself, but I might buy an additional 150 soon just cause it seems much easier to work with (longer working distance) and also you can fit larger objects in it. The DCR-250 cant "go wider" than like 4cm across horisontally....that means fitting a normal sized flower or a normal sized butterfly isn't even worth trying...

So, depends on what you want to shoot.
Dont have a clue where you buy these in Canada, it was hard enough finding a store in Sweden that could bring them home

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Old Jan 8, 2008, 6:14 AM   #3
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Hi Sebaststianr ,

Thanks for the reply ....... Atleast I getting some where.... What I wish to know is this DCR-150 has magnification ration 1:1... Just wondering

One more question do I need a adaptor this for my Panny FZ-30

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Old Jan 8, 2008, 1:41 PM   #4
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It seems you wont need any converter for your camera, so you'll save some money on that.


The 1:1 ratio depends on the camera sensor size, so if you just want to know how close you can get its not interresting at all to compare it to the 1:1 mentioned on DSLR macro-lenses.

Anyway, the DCR-150 will, at full tele, capture around 2cm (slightly less than 1 inch) horizontally, and that is about the same as a 1:1 on a regular DSLR.
So, the DCR-150 lest you come really really close, but at the same time you have a really great working distance of up to 25cm (10") from the front lens.
Not many regular DSLR macro-setups that beat that...

But if you feel you want to photograph only the very tiniest bugs like tiny lices or tics, you might prefer the stronger DCR-250.
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Old Jan 8, 2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot Sebastinar for reply... I am obliged......

I am going by your recommendation ... I have asked my brother to get DCR-150 for me.....

After using it , I may decide for DCR -250... B'coz I am interested to take a clear pic. of compound eye of a fly... May be DCR -250 may get me there....

Thanks once again

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