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Old Jan 29, 2011, 3:45 PM   #21
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... crop and enlarge the LC55 shots to make it the subject same size as Raynox to compare image quality. Is that what you mean?
Yes Sally, I would do this in my computer but the photos are already 'small'!
But why cant you pull more back? You loose focus?
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 4:27 PM   #22
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k - correct, the Raynox cannot focus any further back than these. Per your request, I cropped an LC-55 image to make the subject appear same size as Raynox. The result may surprise you....can you tell which is which?


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#1 is LC55, #2 is Raynox
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 4:44 PM   #23
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the LC55 still seems sharper with the crop.
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Thanks Saly, must try that one too,lol.
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Hi Saly - love your photos, absolutely gorgeous. And thanks for the comparison between the 2 lenses. I have both, but have started practising with the rayonx. Thanks for your comments by the way. Which lense to you preferre at the mo? Keep snapping.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 5:51 PM   #26
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Hi Saly - love your photos, absolutely gorgeous. And thanks for the comparison between the 2 lenses. I have both, but have started practising with the rayonx. Thanks for your comments by the way. Which lense to you preferre at the mo? Keep snapping.
I really like the LC55 for it's versatility, and I do think it is a much better quality glass than the Raynox. But, Raynox can produce some very dramatic images due to it's shallow DOF. So, I carry both with me...
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Old Jan 30, 2011, 11:40 AM   #27
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I set up a Custom Mode (C1) for my macros shots - OIS off, A, 5MP, iso 100, spot metering, Conversion ON - & then switched to manual focus & with the camera on a tripod moved the flowers very carefully etc until something came sharp on the LCD. I then used the 10 sec timer to take the shot to avoid any camera shake. This did not work everytime as I think the flowers were literally "growing" out of focus whilst I fiddled around!!
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I set up a Custom Mode (C1) for my macros shots - OIS off, A, 5MP, iso 100, spot metering, Conversion ON - & then switched to manual focus & with the camera on a tripod moved the flowers very carefully etc until something came sharp on the LCD. I then used the 10 sec timer to take the shot to avoid any camera shake. This did not work everytime as I think the flowers were literally "growing" out of focus whilst I fiddled around!!

Why 5MP?
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Why? Because I don't type well & I should have typed "8MP"
OK - why 8MP? - it somehow got me zoomed in a bit more (EZ)
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 2:17 AM   #30
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Hi Saly,

nice comparison. But I think that you can get also much closer with the LC55 than you show it here (see for example this video I shot with the LC55 without any additional cropping:

www.vimeo.com/13884313

or the example pic below).
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