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Old Dec 24, 2010, 3:31 PM   #1
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So as I posted earlier, I want to get in closer to my subject than I can with my LC-55. I was going to get the Raynox 250, which states it is a Diopter #8, which equals 3x magnification. This appears to be same as the LC-55 which says it is approximately 3x. So am I going to end up with the same capability? The next step up with the Raynox is a 25 diopter, which sounds like overkill.

Has anybody used a diopter that screws directly into the main lens (46mm)? Is there such a thing?
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 3:38 PM   #2
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OK, here is how I think it works (after further research on the web). The LC-55 is a diopter #2 (not 8), but it becomes equivalent to diopter 8 when attached to the extension tube. So, if I put a diopter 8 Raynox 250 on the extension tube, the resulting diopter value becomes larger than 8.

Does this make sense???

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Yes, I think you're right. However, as already pointed out, the depth of field gets very shallow. Instead, you can try Raynox's MSN 202 or 505 lenses, which magnify objects much more than 250.
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Thanks Raghu, and yes I realize the DOF issue. But do I have any other options? Is this about the limit of this camera's capability?
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Saly, please see if this article is of any use to you: http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam...Up-Lenses.html. Beyond this, I think what you will end up having on hand will be a microscope, not a camera! Happy macro holidays!
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Thanks, very helpful website!!
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