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Old Jan 25, 2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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I posted this on another sub-forum, i guess it fits better here, here it goes..

I was planning on purchasing a close up/macro filter set, but undecided on what brand to get, was thinking of Hoya or Sunpak. Anyone use either of these? maybe you can recommend another brand..


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Old Jan 27, 2006, 6:18 PM   #2
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What kind of camera? I am gathering the same kind of info in the Panasonic forum. So far have been advised to get a Nikon 4T with adaptor ring or a Hoya close up set. I've got a Pana FZ 30.

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Old Jan 27, 2006, 7:27 PM   #3
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oops thats right, it's for a Panasonic FZ30 also :|

All the other information i have gathered say go for a raynox 150 or 250, or a nikon 4T
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Old Jan 27, 2006, 9:39 PM   #4
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oops thats right, it's for a Panasonic FZ30 also :|

All the other information i have gathered say go for a raynox 150 or 250, or a nikon 4T
Darth...I just spoke to my contact at the camera store and he advised me to choose a Hoya close up set. It has three (or 4?) lenses, that are stackable, have no need of an adaptor (same thread size) and is quite a bit cheaper...68$ (Can) as opposed to 80$ for the 4T Nikon and the adaptor will run me about 10$ as well. And a 7% tax boots the toal to around a C note. I have been in touch with the members on the Panasonic forum and am waiting a reply, as I have just sent off this same info there. But if the Hoya is given a good bill of health, I believe that's the way I will go. Also Hoya is in stock, Nikon is a wait for the order. Stay tuned...

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Old Jan 27, 2006, 11:35 PM   #5
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Nice, keep me posted about those lenses, if they give them a thumbs up that might be the route i go also, thanks
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 12:27 AM   #6
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I dont have the panasonic fz30 but I have a camera similar to it, the Fuji S5200. I bought the Raynox DCR-250. If you want a super close up shot that is the lense for you. I bought it for about $64 shipped from bhphoto.com. You can find it a little cheapper on ebay(about $50 shipped) but I went with bhphoto.com because I know they back up there products.

I posted a sample shot on this board. I would post a link but for some reason it wont let me copy the link to it. Its in the Close Up sub board and the title is "Rice that I found on the ground" under my name. Its still recent so it should be on the first pace.
I was amazed and the quality and the manafication of the lense.
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 4:41 PM   #7
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Hey, Darth, just got a PM from our friend Jim, I trust his opinion, he advises the Nikon over the Hoya. I've ordered it. The extra skins will pale in comparison to the worlds I will open with that lense! (Jim advises he has both and gives the nod to the Nikon 4T) Best regards,

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Edit: You will know Jim by "Tiger98" on the Panasonic forum. I posted a query similair to yours got a reply, forgot where it was after a while, PM'd Jim and there yuh go! I'm sure he has his eye on this and would have tapped you on the shoulder with the same info...thought I'd save him the time and pass his info on to you.
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Thanks, guess I'll go hunting for the 4T along with the Raynox 250

Much oblige Ken and super
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