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Old Jan 27, 2011, 7:59 AM   #1
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Default First attempts with FZ38 + Raynox 250

The Raynox is quite astonishing in it's capability - wish I were too! However have been playing & would welcome comments on these best of the bunch. All straight out of camera, no PP or cropping. All I need is practise . . . . . !

#1 watch the birdie - there is a hair in his eye socket . . . time I did some housework instead of playing with the camera?


#2 cyclamen bud after petals have dropped


#3 this daffodil is about an inch across from petal tip to petal tip


#4 right inside the daffodil - looks softer on here than my original download to PC
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 8:05 AM   #2
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These are wonderful, brownie! I own both the LC55 and Raynox 250 and find the Raynox really hard to use.
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 8:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for the encouragement. I guess I will eventually give in & buy the LC55 also, but I found a good price last week on the Raynox - £35 on Amazon. It had been around £40 since I started looking a few weeks ago.
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very nice macro image with raynox 250, keep posting..!
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 8:29 PM   #5
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I really like these shots. The last one is particularly amazing!
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I love the last photo - looks like it has been dipped in sugar. Did you crop this one or just get in real close?
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Very good, the Raynox seems like a good alternative to the LC55.
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Do you use the LA3 adapter for the raynox?
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Brownie, thanks for posting - looks like you're enjoying the lens, these are nice macros.
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I love the last photo - looks like it has been dipped in sugar. Did you crop this one or just get in real close?
I got in as close as I could get it to focus - was quite amazed at that sugary texture. Of course that is the whole idea I suppose - the camera now sees things that are not obvious to our naked eye. Now we know what the bees & butterflies are seeking!

All shots SOOC - no cropping or PP.

I also remembered in the middle of the night that I had the camera on a tripod but did not switch off OIS as I believe you are supposed to. I take the pictures using the 10 second timer so everything has a chance to steady after I press the shutter. Cannot imagine being able to take anything even half decent with hand-held!

The DOF is paper thin!

Yes - I got the LA3 & as I might yet get the LC55 it can serve double duty.
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