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Old Jan 29, 2011, 4:32 AM   #1
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Default LC55 - Raynox 250 comparison on FZ35

Please bear with me because I'm about to post a lot of photos. I've been wanting to do this for a while, and I finally spent some time this afternoon doing a pretty even comparison between the two closeup lenses. These are uncropped, straight our of the camera untouched. My conclusion - Raynox definitely gets closer, but much harder to focus on a subject due to the very shallow DOF. LC55 does not get as close, but it's clear enough so you can crop and get almost as much detail as the Raynox, and it's much easier to use.



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Old Jan 29, 2011, 4:53 AM   #2
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you are comparing a 8 diopter to a 2 diopter. The raynox will have great mag. the lc55 and the raynox 150 would be a closer comparison.
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actually it looks like the lc55 has better sharpness at the focus point then the 250.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 5:19 AM   #4
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Shoturtle - yes I realize that LC55 and Raynox 150 would be a closer match, but Raynox 250 is a very popular lens among many FZ user, thus this comparison.

I have to agree with you that the LC55 is an excellent lens, producing clearer images than Raynox. I can't find any specs on the LC55, but I assume it's a double element lens....
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Both do a superb job. How much more effort to set up the Raynox?
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 5:23 AM   #6
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Both do a superb job. How much more effort to set up the Raynox?
Raynox has a spring system that allows you to clip it to the LA3 very quickly, while the LC55 screws into the LA 3 adapter tube. Both are very quick and easy to attach.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 5:32 AM   #7
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In my experience the raynox is extremely Sharp but the very thin dof makes it very easy to lose that sharpness with even minute movement of the camera.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 5:44 AM   #8
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A very sharp 4 diopter close up lens would be the canon 250D, it will easily put the raynox to shame.

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In my experience the raynox is extremely Sharp but the very thin dof makes it very easy to lose that sharpness with even minute movement of the camera.
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Thanks for posting those pics saly - I think I am going to enjoy having both Raynox 250 & LC55 to play with in a few days time.

When you look at #11 you see the flower, then look at #12 you see the ant & then go back to #11 & -yes - now you can see the ants, but the 250 has really shown that they are there.
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A very sharp 4 diopter close up lens would be the canon 250D, it will easily put the raynox to shame.

Would the Canon lens fit the FZ45/40, and if so would the price difference justify the quality..
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