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Old Jun 16, 2006, 4:04 AM   #1
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ok, ive narrowed down my choice of macro lens for my panasonic FZ7. i wana go for the raynox DCR 150, and also the Raynox DCR 250.



i have a few questions though, can these lens'es be stacked or do i need to get an adapter to go between the two?

i want to get a telphoto lens so that i can gain some distance from my subjects but im not sure what works well with the raynox that will also fit my FZ7. anyone got any advice on this?


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Old Jun 16, 2006, 4:22 AM   #2
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anyone got any advice on this?
..just read the answers to your other threads!

Can't wait to see your +12,8 diopter stacked shots...




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Old Jun 16, 2006, 6:27 AM   #3
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i have read them, but i cant see anything about stacking the raynox lenses! its prob in front of my face!
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 7:42 AM   #4
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Just look at my chart of achromats:
http://www.geocities.com/seemolf/ach...achromats.html
There are some tables written for these lenses, most are not uptodate and there was none of them showing the front threads - needed for stacking.

So here is a "serious" answer:
Stacking raynox lenses...
FZ-camera - raynox snapin adapter 52-67mm - 43mm raynox dcr250 - 49mm front - stepdown ring 49-43mm - 43mm raynox dcr150.
This gives you 12,8 diopters and lots of vignetting, a field of view around 0,4 inches and a depth of view around 0,2mm.
Distance to the objects less than 4 inches.

Not the ideal conditions for beginners, in fact I have never heard of anybody stacking such strong lenses (we use reversed lenses in this case). I have stacked some expensive elpro lenses some time ago - the results were no longer "achromatic!"

Please read freds (fmoores) advice again!
Start with low diopters and low zoom factors!!

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Old Jun 16, 2006, 8:31 AM   #5
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i want to get a telphoto lens so that i can gain some distance from my subjects but im not sure what works well with the raynox that will also fit my FZ7. anyone got any advice on this?
Combining/stacking a macro and tele lens reduces the quality and is of little use. See http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23 I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 1:38 PM   #6
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fmoore, gotta quick question for ya man. Your avatar picture, what lens did you use for that? It's such an amazing shot so I was just wondering.
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 9:16 PM   #7
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Treed - I'm not absolutely sure, but I think the boxelder bug avatarwas taken with the fz1 and the oly b-macro stacked on the raynox dcr250 for +11 diopters. Some cropping was done. As I recall, the dof was about 1-2mm.
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 9:50 AM   #8
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Reading this post give me the idea that I can fit a close up lensat the back of the MCON-40 to get better magnification, Is that right and if so what would you recommend for my FZ-30?
I have a MCON-40 that I fit in front of a UV filter, Do I need to take the filter off before fitting MCON-40?

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