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Old Apr 15, 2005, 6:08 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a Raynox DCR-150? I'm thinking of buying one (in addition to my DCR-250).

I would like to know the maximum distance to the object when using the DCR-150 at 12x. Thanks in advance!
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Shooting distance from the object ; 185mm in maximum telephoto mode, said the Raynox website (it said for the Fz10).I just own the 250 which is really 12 cm like the details on the website.
The working distance with the 250 mount onto the Fz3 is the same?
I saw your insect pics and it was a miricle for me how do you get so close to a fly...
I own the Nikon 4t which working distance is 29cm. It is very practical for shy insects.I recommend it, but it's just 3 dioptre.
Raynox site: http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/digital/fz10/index.htm

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Old Apr 15, 2005, 7:31 AM   #3
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For the FZ3, the Raynox website says 160 mm. But they don't say it's the maximum distance, could be the minimum distance as well. Because for the DCR-250 and the FZ3they say 110 mm, and I measured a range from 111 to 127 mm.

Or isn't there much difference between maximum and minimum distance?

The Nikon 4t would be an alternative, but I don't know where to purchase (I only found some shops selling the 6t).
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Old Apr 15, 2005, 7:54 AM   #4
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The 4t was hard to find in Budapest,too.
Another alternative is the Canon 250d.More dioptre, but is more expensive,too.
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Stoney79 wrote:
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For the FZ3, the Raynox website says 160 mm. But they don't say it's the maximum distance, could be the minimum distance as well. Because for the DCR-250 and the FZ3they say 110 mm, and I measured a range from 111 to 127 mm.
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I have both the 250 and the 150 and also own the FZ3. I have used the DCR-150 for almost all of my macro shots so far. I would say the 160mm info is pretty close to what I have been doing with my shots at 12x. It's a great lens and I'm very happy with it. If you are looking to get some more DOF then what you can get with the DR-250 I do think you will see the difference. If I work at it a little I can even use the on-board flash when taking shots in low light, and not get any shadow from the lens housing.

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Old Apr 15, 2005, 10:29 AM   #6
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I would say the 160mm info is pretty close to what I have been doing with my shots at 12x.
Well, then the DCR-150 is not what I'm looking for. I'd like to have a lens for butterfly shots andmost butterflies I met so far wouldn't let me come so close. The 29 cm of the 4T would be just fine. But since it is not available, maybe the 6T and a 55-62mm step-up-ring should work?
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Sorry for this question but I don't know many about these filters.

Can they be used only at 12x or also at 11x, 10x, ... and which will be the min distance from the subject then?

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Stoney79 wrote:
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Does anyone have a Raynox DCR-150? I'm thinking of buying one (in addition to my DCR-250).

I would like to know the maximum distance to the object when using the DCR-150 at 12x. Thanks in advance!
The focallength in meters is equal to the inverse of the diopter; f=1/d. The dcr150 is a +4 diopter lens. Therefore,

[align=center]f=1m/4=39.37"/4=9.8"[/align]
[align=left]This is essentially true throughout the zoom although you get some wiggle room at lower zooms.[/align]
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