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Old Sep 6, 2005, 9:22 AM   #1
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Will the DCR 250 Macro lens work on the FZ 4? It comes with the universal attachment but will it fit and focus.:?
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Old Sep 6, 2005, 9:39 AM   #2
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The attacment for the dcr250 is minimum 50mm to max 70mm.

Don't know if it will work on FZ4.

It works fine on FZ20 so I would have thought that it should focus fine on FZ4

Others with more knowledge will be able to help better.
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The Raynox dcr250 (not Olympus) is an excellent super macro lens that works very nicely with the entire fz series. The snap-on adapter that comes with it can be used for any diameter from 52-67mm. At +8 diopter, it is a very powerful lens with an extrememly shallow dof at 12x zoom and a relatively short focusing distance of about 5". IMO, that 5" focus or working distance is a limiting factor in that camera shadow becomes a concern particularly when using the onboard flash. I consider a +3 diopter macro lens such as the nikon 4t or 6t or the oly b-macro with a working distance of ~12" to be more functional. But for extreme magnification where shallow dof and focus distance is not an issue, it is an excellent choice.

The shots below are with the fz5 and are resized only. The fz4 would give similar results. Below 4x zoom, vignetting starts to occur.

w/ oly b-macro at 12x zoom



w/ dcr250 at 4x zoom



w/ dcr250 at 12x zoom



This last demonstrates the extremely shallow dof at 12x zoom - perhaps only 2mm. A dime is a little more than 1mm thick and the wooden surface isclose tobeing out of focus.

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Old Sep 7, 2005, 3:25 PM   #4
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Thank's fmoore, I've looked at so many different lenses I'm getting the Brands mixedup.
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