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Old Nov 19, 2005, 11:30 AM   #1
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for fz-30 ┬┐MCON-40 OR RAYNOX 250 ?
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 1:04 PM   #2
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The fly on this page (a bit further down, a Swedish panasonic thread) looks great to me, shot with the Raynox 250... :shock:

http://www.fotosidan.se/forum/showth...p;pagenumber=3


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Old Nov 19, 2005, 2:35 PM   #3
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The dof and ease of use make the +3 diopter mcon40 (vs the +8 diopter dcr250) the better choice, IMO.
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 2:39 PM   #4
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 4:48 PM   #5
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Fred

I get confused over this...I know the 250 is very powerful and almost impossible for me to use but the 150 seems much easier, even though I am bad at macros.

What is the diopter of the dcr-150.. I know it says 1.5 power but what lens does that compare with?
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 5:19 PM   #6
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Gene - The 150 is +4 diopter. Thus it will focus at about 10" from the subject whereas the +8 250 focuses at about 5". The focus distance in meters is equal to the inverse of the diopter; ie, F=1/d. I don't know what the 1.5 power means.
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 5:55 PM   #7
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Thanks Fred and then that makes the 150 about like that Canon 250D, I think I read somewhere it was a 4 diopter but maybe I misunderstood.
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 6:23 PM   #8
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Yes, the canon 250d (52mm and 58mm) is also a 4 diopter as is minolta #2 (49mm and 55mm). Both of these can be used throughout the zoom. The raynox 150 and 250 are both 43mm* resulting in vignetting below 3-4x zoom.

*The raynoxcome with a snap-on-adapter that receives the 43mm threads and fits any diamter 52mm-67mm.
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 9:46 PM   #9
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Yes Fred I have the Raynox lenses they came in a set ..I just am too shakey to get good macros.
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