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Old Mar 7, 2005, 1:37 PM   #21
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Tony,

Thats a trickey choice, I wouldn't bother with anymore filters if you are looking a getting a DSLR, save the pennies then get a proper macro lens:!:

I did find these which I think is a good buy.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...24415&rd=1

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Old Mar 7, 2005, 1:41 PM   #22
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firstly excuse my spelling as i type super fast :roll:

secondly......i think you do not need those hoya filters dont you :-)
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Old Mar 7, 2005, 2:08 PM   #23
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Nope,

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"No more filters for me I now have more than enough. If I want to get in closer it will have to be the Raynox.

I just saw that Hoya set as I was looking for theones I bought.

Has anybody seen any other good macro apart from the Raynox?

Or is that it, just curious.

KK whats your verdict still tempted by the Raynox?

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Old Mar 7, 2005, 3:38 PM   #24
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Not heard of anything else that works as well for the money. As much as macro is fun it is not something i will seriously get into. KK has reason due to his old dragon ERM i mean his interest in dragons :-):-):-)

How about you Ian.
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Old Mar 7, 2005, 4:37 PM   #25
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Hi Ian

I have not heard of any recommendations that better the Raynox .....except the bulkier alternative of addinga reversed high quality lens to the front of your existing lens. Often a 50mm lens from your 35mm gear is mentioned as most suitable, but not exclusively so. Beware of hanging such great weights off the end of your lightweight zooms .... only from tubes solidly mounted to the camera BODY!

The best lens to add would be one that has a fairly symmetrical construction ....i.e. the opening looks roughly the same size from the front and from the rear. You would normally use such lenses with their aperture set to maximum, and adjust the aperture of the main camera lens as normal.

I am extremely happy for now with the discovery of the 3 element group I found from the 135mm lens. I will need to actually try it in the field on my insect subjects before I would spend close to £40 on the Raynox. However this does not rule out buying the Raynoxin the future, should I find this lens group unsuitable.

There are other DIY alternatives. The front objective from one of the pair found in binoculars, even a budget or modest pair, comprises of a doublet that would make a high class close-up filter. I do not advocate "wrecking"the binoculars to do this ....but if an already mechanically damaged pair were to hand .... thenexperiment away ... it would be a shame towaste the optics.

Similarly ....... projector lenses, especially the shorter focal length ones (under 90mm) will have a good doublet suitable for experimentation.

Cheers, KK.

p.s. Tony.... many thanks for the finder ....got it today .... lovely!


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Old Mar 7, 2005, 4:56 PM   #26
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Glad you got it.

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Old Mar 7, 2005, 4:58 PM   #27
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Thanks for the info KK.

Tony,

I don't really know, not done that much macro stuff never had the camera to do it but this has suprised me may just stick with what I've got play about for a bit then see if it's enough or if I need to go futher.

I think I've spent enough just recently ok it all adds up to about £15-£20 not a great amount but enough to be going on with.

Other things need to be bought and there are priorities, according to the wife.........I know me and my hobby is the the first priority!!

Thats the wife with the hammer!

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Old Mar 8, 2005, 3:49 AM   #28
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IanWgglswrth wrote:
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Thats the wife with the hammer!

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Isnt it always?

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Mine doesn't give a monkey's ....as long as I don't say anything about shoes!

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Old Mar 8, 2005, 5:17 AM   #30
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Well let me put it this way....i have bought a lot of big boys toysin the past 2 years....somewhere along the line i over stepped the mark :-):-):-)

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