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Old Aug 31, 2015, 9:39 AM   #1
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Yes - and it's all to do with the magnification index

I have found similar results over the years from my superzoom lenses - while I am 'recommended' to do macro work with the lens in the 1x to 5x range for 'best' results, the angle of view seen by the lens puts too much rubbish into the rear of the frame

By using a close-up lens, and I use both the +2 & +3 dioptre lenses [ie- similar to the Raynox] and backing away from the subject a bit, and using the zoom to control image size, I can get a beautiful image of the subject with all the background going blurry

Got any more images? - and are your thoughts similar to mine, or do you have a better explanation?
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G'day mate

Yes - and it's all to do with the magnification index

I have found similar results over the years from my superzoom lenses - while I am 'recommended' to do macro work with the lens in the 1x to 5x range for 'best' results, the angle of view seen by the lens puts too much rubbish into the rear of the frame

By using a close-up lens, and I use both the +2 & +3 dioptre lenses [ie- similar to the Raynox] and backing away from the subject a bit, and using the zoom to control image size, I can get a beautiful image of the subject with all the background going blurry

Got any more images? - and are your thoughts similar to mine, or do you have a better explanation?
Phil
Would like to see some of your examples Phil.
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Good day to you too, Phil, and thanks for the detailed comment. Yes, I agree with your thoughts/findings. I have also felt, as you said, backing away and then zooming in or out manually brings better results, but tends to be very strenuous while clicking moving subjects - a hovering fly or, even a slow crawling caterpillar. As a result, I have now set my mind to take out Raynox only for 'flat' subjects, such as a coin. This dandelion was an exception, as I had not taken the camera out for a long time now and the weed was just blooming in my backyard.
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I like the first one.

Raghu, the Phoenix Rising group is still alive and well. The forum has moved a few times over the last few years. If you would like to join up with the group again send me a PM and I will let you know what to do.

I know many in the group would love to connect back up with you.

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Beautifully done.
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Thanks, Rudi. I appreciate your comment.
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