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Old Nov 30, 2010, 1:35 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!
Thinking of buying a Raynox makro thingie...but which one?

As I have seen there are 4 models available

DCR-150
DCR-250
MSN-202
MSN-505
And i have understood that the DCR-150 and 250 is the most common here, but the msn-series have more magnification.
but what is the downside?
The DCR-250 is the most atractive to me I belive, have seen nice results on this forum...

but please, opinions
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 1:55 PM   #2
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I have a 250 - it is great but the DoF is absolutely minute, I can only imagine how much tinier it would be with a greater magnification Raynox !

I suppose it really depends on your usage. If it is on motionless subjects then go for the greater mag. if for livelier subjects then the 250 is excellent.
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250 will be more than enough magnification, but it does come at a price of small dof and the need for a steady support.

the 150 is the easiest to work with giving you more working distance and more dof, but you won't be able to get the super-crazy macro magnification.
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250 will be more than enough magnification, but it does come at a price of small dof and the need for a steady support.

the 150 is the easiest to work with giving you more working distance and more dof, but you won't be able to get the super-crazy macro magnification.
uh.. yeah.. what he said. I have both but tend to use the DCR250 more just because I can REALLY get in there.
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Got the 150 and 250 but rarely use the 150 and then only on my 50mm.

They are also great combined
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Bought the 150 some years ago to use with a canon powershot. Just recently began using it, especially with the Pentax A 35-105. This lens already has a semi-macro capability, and with the raynox 150, becomes a true macro. Easy to use, even hand-held in brighter conditions. And does not seem to degrade image quality noticeably...
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Old Dec 1, 2010, 1:18 PM   #7
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thanks guys!!

it seems that a dcr-250 is a perfect match
now I must find on with a reasonable price here in sweden, or on ebay perhaps!
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