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Old Feb 26, 2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Looking to get a macro lens. I've seen some pretty amazing shots utilizing both of these. Which one offers more flexibility? If you had to choose one or the other, which would it be?

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Old Feb 26, 2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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I'm happy to say I have both (oly b-macroinstead of6t). The 6t and the250are two different animals. The 6t or any of the +3 diopter dual element lens (4t, b-macro, mcon40, canon 500d)are more versatilefor framing purposesbecause they don't vignette at wa and can be used throughout the zoom. You can also focusfurther from the subject - 12" for the 6t and 4" for the 250. The depth of field is greater since the +3's have less magnification.The +8 diopter dcr250 is a much more powerful lens and consequently has a shallower dof (~1mm at 12x zoom). But it is an excellent lens for very close-up work and backing off to 4-6x zoom.

I would start off with the 6t (or one of the other +3's)and learn to use it. If you find you wantsomething stronger, get the dcr250. I have the fz1 and I use the b-macro (flowers) and dcr250 (insects)about 50/50. If I had the fz20 or (soon to be) fz5, I think I would use the b-macro more to get the dof and crop to get the magnification.

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Old Feb 26, 2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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oh...hi fred.
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 11:25 PM   #4
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Makes perfect sense. The 6T it is.

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Old Feb 27, 2005, 10:34 PM   #5
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For anyone who may still be looking for the Raynox two piece set that comes with the DCR-150 and the DCR-250, it looks like B&H has them in stock again. I just stumbled across this when I was looking for pricing and information on other Raynox lenses.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...594&is=REG

I think the price is up a little bit from what I paid but you still get two very good macro lenses for this.

Thought some may want to know. :-)

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