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Old Jul 20, 2010, 8:33 PM   #1
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My wife, for some strange reason... leaves the empty dog food can on top of the trash can after feeding our dog. Anyway, when I got home today I noticed a little fly sitting on the rim of the can. So, into the house to get the camera.
First with the SP 28-80 w/2XTC making it 160mm






Then with the Raynox 250 attached.






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And then I noticed this flower growing out of a crack in the cement driveway next to the trash can.
You can find beauty in the strangest places.

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That Raynox is certainly some special glass, isn't it? I'm sure glad to have one. Nice images, GW. That fly is great!
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Thank you Gary. Yes, it certainly is. I wish I had gotten one much sooner!
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Those are nice close ups. And like gjtoth pointed out that Raynox is a very sharp lens, I would be interested in knowing who sells it and how much it cost. I have never taken any macro photos and would like to start.
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Those are nice close ups. And like gjtoth pointed out that Raynox is a very sharp lens, I would be interested in knowing who sells it and how much it cost. I have never taken any macro photos and would like to start.
Buydig.com has them for $50. That's the cheapest I know about.
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Those Raynox lenses have an amazing price/quality ratio.

Nice capture GW - seems like a very patient fly waiting for you whilst you changed lenses etc. !
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I'll have to get me a Raynox lens. Those pictures are great!

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Old Jul 21, 2010, 2:08 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments guys,
He was pretty cooperate for a little while, as I had to get very close just to get these. Unfortunately he wouldn't stay put long enough to get a set for stacking.

Hey Quarts, I can highly recommend the Raynox. However it does offer a very shallow DOF and you have to get pretty close to your subject. As Gary mentioned, Buydig.com is a good place to get one. I actually got mine at B&H, I think it was $59 and well worth it.
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My thoughts when looking over this series where,

hmm, close up, closer, hmm getting there, better, yes ...

starting to look great GW
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