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Old Jan 9, 2011, 10:48 PM   #11
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PS with the 70-300 and the 500D you will have 18 inch working distance, but with the longer zoom of the the 70-300 you will have even more mag.

Thanks, that's a little out of my price range at this time, but I will definitely look into it when I'm ready.
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your raynox 250 is really hard to work with as it has a very short working distance and high mag, you will really need to use a tripod with it. You can shoot the 500D conversion lens on a zoom lens handheld allot easier, it is pretty cheap at 65 dollars.

another macro option is the oly 35mm 3.5 macro lens. It is a true 1:1 macro lens. And if you are getting 4/3 lenses for your system, you will have the adopter. The macro lens is a sub 200 dollars lens.
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your raynox 250 is really hard to work with as it has a very short working distance and high mag, you will really need to use a tripod with it. You can shoot the 500D conversion lens on a zoom lens handheld allot easier, it is pretty cheap at 65 dollars.

another macro option is the oly 35mm 3.5 macro lens. It is a true 1:1 macro lens. And if you are getting 4/3 lenses for your system, you will have the adopter. The macro lens is a sub 200 dollars lens.
$65? That's do-able! I did a quick search on Amazon for a 500D 52mm conversion lens and it was $160.... What exactly should I look for?
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I got mine at adorama, it was 65 dollars. That was the holidays, but it is still a 75 dollar add on lens. Here is the adorama link for the 52mm 500D. The 77mm is expensive.

http://www.adorama.com/CA52CU500D.html
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Thanks! I noticed that they also make one for a 50-135 mm lens. Would that work with my 14-45mm lens? I'm really hoping that I don't have to carry around the 70-300 all th time because it's just too large and heavy....

Thanks for being patient with my questions!
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you will not have any working distance with the 14-45 if you use a canon 250D close up lens. And with the short lens, the 500D will not give you much magnification.
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you will not have any working distance with the 14-45 if you use a canon 250D close up lens. And with the short lens, the 500D will not give you much magnification.
Thanks.....that's too bad, I guess I'm stuck with the large lens for now.
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The 250D will work, I just do not like having 250mm of working distance. The 500D has 500mm of working distance. Since you already have the raynox, just get a step up or step down ring and see if it works for you. But the 70-300 will give you better macro results then the 14-45 with a conversion lens.

I would move up to the canon 250D if the raynox 250 works. The larger sensor will show more of the distortion of the raynox. I had them in collage, and was never happen with them back in the days of film as it PF and had allot more CA then the higher end canon conversion lens. And digital is even more demanding.
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The 250D will work, I just do not like having 250mm of working distance. The 500D has 500mm of working distance. Since you already have the raynox, just get a step up or step down ring and see if it works for you. But the 70-300 will give you better macro results then the 14-45 with a conversion lens.

I would move up to the canon 250D if the raynox 250 works. The larger sensor will show more of the distortion of the raynox. I had them in collage, and was never happen with them back in the days of film as it PF and had allot more CA then the higher end canon conversion lens. And digital is even more demanding.
I'm going to start a new thread with some of my first GF1 images later today. Please take a look at some closeup shots of flowers I took using the 14-45mm lens + 250 Raynox. If you think a Canon 250D would do better, I would consider buying one. Thanks again
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