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Old Aug 19, 2011, 11:05 PM   #21
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After discussing with a few people, I ordered a Raynox-250. I should have it next week! I'll post my results.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 9:44 PM   #22
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I got the Raynox last night!

Here's a little comparison... Hairbrush pictures...

Canon T3, kit lens zoomed to 55, full auto I think, both handheld...

No Raynox:




With Raynox:

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Old Aug 24, 2011, 10:55 PM   #23
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hi
better to try an extension tube bcoz it has no glass
try this site
FOTO4EASY on ebay
great prices
better to go manual than 'af' if your gonna this way
really dunno why you didnt go sony considering your investment in 'minolta' glass
they do have some some good cameras
pls dont be fooled by 'marketing' some comapnies really do produce some fairly good cameras
sony does have built in image stabilization into the camera
so dont be stuck into canon / nikon / etc...........
there is stuff which will suit you
good luck
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 11:22 PM   #24
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better to try an extension tube bcoz it has no glass
Yeah, I plan on getting some of those too... Maybe next paycheck. This was just playing with my new toy.

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try this site
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great prices
Thanks for this! I'll check it out! I noticed B&H has a whole set that is compatible with my camera for like $58 or something...

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Certainly! I was just messin' around and testing it.

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really dunno why you didnt go sony considering your investment in 'minolta' glass
I didn't buy (or choose) the camera. My sweetie was at the store, knew I had a birthday coming up and that I wanted a working SLR; so he bought me a digital (completely unexpected!) He got the opinion of someone claiming to be a "professional" photographer, who happened to be standing there. She told him that she has the T3 and that she loves it. He knows ABSOLUTELY NOTHING of photography or cameras (though he knows that Canon is a good brand). I doubt he could've even told you what kind of SLRs I have, let alone try to find a camera that was compatible with my lenses. And while this camera would not have been my first choice, I still love it very much and am quite happy with it.

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pls dont be fooled by 'marketing' some comapnies really do produce some fairly good cameras
sony does have built in image stabilization into the camera
so dont be stuck into canon / nikon / etc...........
there is stuff which will suit you
good luck
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I'm not fooled by the marketing. When I buy something big like this, I do a lot of research, first... I read tons of reviews and compare prices of accessories, etc. Then, I make my decision and my purchase.

Thankfully, I'm not a lens junkie.
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you have allot of dof issues going on with the shots, and can not be avoided with the raynox 250. Your kit lens does not stop down enough to avoid the problem. Look through this thread. When you add allot of mag like the raynox 250 with 7 diopter, you really need a small aperture to get things in focus.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/cl...e-up-lens.html
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When you add allot of mag like the raynox 250 with 7 diopter, you really need a small aperture to get things in focus.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/cl...e-up-lens.html
Thanks for this! I'll go read up!
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Old Sep 2, 2011, 9:10 PM   #27
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Lens cap:



Nickel:



Feather from cat toy:



Small (somewhere between a nickel and a quarter) miniature carnation:



Small (about the size of a half dollar) miniature carnation:

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I got the Raynox last night!

Here's a little comparison... Hairbrush pictures...

Canon T3, kit lens zoomed to 55, full auto I think, both handheld...

For macro/closeup work, a tripod is your best friend. You can use AV mode to control the aperture to get more depth of field.
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For macro/closeup work, a tripod is your best friend. You can use AV mode to control the aperture to get more depth of field.
Cool! Thanks for the tip!
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Nice to see that you bought the Raynox, takes a little bit of playing with to get focus and required focus..... 2nd tests look good

A tripod is essential (for me) and you could go the whole hog and get a macro focus rail, you can find some reasonable ones on Amazon
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