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Old Feb 15, 2006, 5:09 PM   #21
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in the chart is written that raynox 250 lens are 8 diopters. Is this correct. Soon they must arive but when I bought them I was told that they are 2.5 diopters. Can you confirm that they are 8?
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 5:24 PM   #22
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Hi sunstorge,
the raynox webpage is misleading.
The dcr250 has +8 diopters, this means that it has as magnification of up to 2.5 on some cameras and up to 7 with ultrazooms.
It is quite an extreme lens (diopters and quality), avoid the full zoom in the beginning. It is easier to start with nikon 3T-6T.
Try to manage your focussing problems with this good lens and you will have much fun!
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you can trust in this page, I didn't find a single mistake in it:
http://home.planet.nl/%7Eheuv0283/achromats.html

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in the chart is written that raynox 250 lens are 8 diopters. Is this correct. Soon they must arive but when I bought them I was told that they are 2.5 diopters. Can you confirm that they are 8?
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 5:41 PM   #23
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10x for the info. I am new to the macro so in the begining I will not use the zoom (will this help with the DOF?) It is hard to find photo stuff in Bulgaria so I must stay stick to the Raynox
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 8:36 PM   #24
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Absolutely amazing stuff Sven, you're a genius. Very informative stuff on your site. I especially like how you described the difference between an achromatic lens and a non achromatic lens. I'm new to macro photography too and it's something that intriques me. I just bought myself a nikon 4t for my fz30 so I can't wait to take more macros.
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 2:14 AM   #25
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To prevent some misunderstanding:
The mentioned link is not my site!
This guy has very similar ideas and very good information about macro lenses. He is a member of the dpreview forum.

I have compared some achromats and closeup lenses a long time ago:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=7

I hope you will have much fun with the nikon lens!

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Old Feb 16, 2006, 3:13 AM   #26
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Less zoom helps with focussing.
I prefer to fix the focus and change the distance to the object.
Use F/8 to get some DOF and take a diffuser for the flash.
Good luck!

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Wow. And I thought Rube Goldberg was ancient history, as my youth is now. Just a memory. Seemolf, that is what I would call thinking out of the box. Great Job.
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Old Feb 18, 2006, 1:25 PM   #28
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Rube is still alife!
I just did some minor changes on his setup to avoid cigars in my photography.



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Old Feb 18, 2006, 5:57 PM   #29
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Sven I'd like to know what a dSLR would become in your hands...

or maybe fantasy and inventive mind is pushed only when limits have to be overcome, and higher end cams have far less limits...

I ve seen your Zoto galleries.

Pity that there is not a wider range of gallery setups:

some have too small thumbs, other only square thumbs, others do not provide "original image", others do not provide EXIF (and BTW why do you save jpgs without exif data ?).

I'd like if I could decide not only the style , but also the background color, Thumbs size (230, 30 , 50...) and so. I hope they'll improve, for 2 Giga free is great.
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 10:22 AM   #30
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For Number 9, I'd guess you can't solve it, since the FZ5 is NOT a professional camera. But for everything else, you really made a very creative job. Congratulations.


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