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Old May 10, 2010, 5:36 PM   #1
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Default Raynox 150 or 250 for FZ35?

Hi all,

I am considering getting a DCR-150 or 250 to use with my FZ35.

I would love to be able to take those 'super close up' insect eye and dewdrop photos and I just can't seem to get what I want with the normal macro.

I am also having trouble blurring out the backgrounds with my dewdrop refraction macros (even at f2.8). This camera seems to have a great DOF, which isn't what I want for these types of shots.

Other members (like Greg Chappell) seem to have gotten some great photos using the 150 on an FZ28.

Does anyone have any opinions on these add on lenses? Are they easy to use (apart from the trickier focusing)?
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Old May 16, 2010, 5:15 PM   #2
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So, no one has one of these?

Oh well, I went and ordered the 250. It has a steep learning curve, but the results should be interesting.
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Old May 16, 2010, 5:23 PM   #3
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well, i don't have an FZ35 or use the Raynox.

but, I have seen the FZ series used with both the Raynox 150 and the 250 with great results. since you are going for extreme macro with shallower dof, i think the 250 is the right choice. just make sure you get the right adapter, though the specifics I can't help since I don't own the camera.

look forward to some super-macros.
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Hards - there is only one adapter, it's a spring-loaded variable diameter one, that the lens screws into. I guess from the posts above it must fit the FZ35 however although do I use it on a Tamron 90 it won't fit the smaller diameter of the Sony HX1 I've got.
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Old May 16, 2010, 10:30 PM   #5
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I ordered a DMW-LA3 lens adapter clone so the 250 will fit on to my FZ35.

The 250 has just turned up. 5 days including the weekend from US to Australia is amazing. Now I'm just waiting on the adapter from Hong Kong...
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