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Old Nov 13, 2004, 4:11 PM   #21
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Looks like angryeyes looking at you!!

good one Fred!


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Old Nov 13, 2004, 4:15 PM   #22
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Very nicely done Fred. Beautiful. Interesting how the focus is inside and beyond the drop. Always found that interesting.

All the best Fred, fine sharp shot.

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Old Nov 16, 2004, 3:29 AM   #23
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Great shots, Fred (went to your website). Sorry it took me so long to respond. I just got an e-mail confirmation from bugeyedigital, they mailed out my Raynox, should get it tomorrow. Thanx again!
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Old Nov 16, 2004, 12:52 PM   #24
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Thanks for the comments. The dcr250 really is a little jewel of a lens. The one problem with it is that it isSO powerful that the depth of field is extremely shallow. Perhaps only 1-2mm deep is in focus. This can be increased slightly by setting the aperture to f8, as small asthe fz serieswill go. So give it lots of bright sunlight and set the camera to f8 for best results. Also watch out for any slight breeze whichcan take the subject out of focus. Lots of practice required. Have fun.

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Old Nov 16, 2004, 1:54 PM   #25
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The dcr250 really is a little jewel of a lens.¬* The one problem with it is that it is¬*SO powerful that the depth of field is extremely shallow. Perhaps only 1-2mm deep is in focus...¬* Lots of practice required.¬* Have fun.
Well, Fred, once again your comments are spot-on. This macro lens JUST arrived at my doorstep - and of course, I ripped it out of the box and slapped it on my camera in a nanosecond.

1. Whoa is this thing powerful
2. Whoa - 1-2 mm DOF, you ain't joke'n
3. Lots of practice will be needed!

In other words, ditto everything you said in your post. looking forward to taking my first supermacro, IR shots.
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Old Nov 16, 2004, 5:59 PM   #26
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Go for it, Nick! Lots of light and lots of patience.
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 1:47 PM   #27
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Just got mine, today. DOF is the first thing I noticed. I can't wait to take it out and use it. Thanks again for everyones help and posts!
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 5:22 PM   #28
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Nancy - Congratulations! Dont feel that you HAVE to go to full zoom all the time. You can back off to about 4x without vignetting with the dcr250. It's quite a bit easier to focus at that power and often that's better for framing anyway.Gradually increase the zoom as you get more proficient.

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Old Nov 18, 2004, 9:22 PM   #29
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Thanks Fred. I can't seem to zoom lower than 7X w/o getting vignetting. I am using the Phayee adapter, but I am keeping the UV filter attached, I would assume if I took it off I could zoom out to 4x or is it my adapter?
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Old Nov 19, 2004, 10:35 AM   #30
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I have the fz1 which has a smaller diameter lens than the fz10/15/20 which is probably the reason I can get down to ~4x.
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