Pics with a Raynoc DCR250


lidy

Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 16:17
In another topic I read somebody had ordered a Raynox DCR250. I got one of those myself a few months ago. I'm sure a dedicated macro lens will give (far) better results, but I've settled for a Raynox for now. They're much cheaper, I've seen some amazing results of pictures taken with them and it's a good way to find out whether I (eventually) am enough into macro to spend some serious money on a proper macro lens. Anyway, the pictures below were taken with the Raynox clipped onto the kit lens (18-55). I had great fun experimenting with it and will probably buy the DCR150 as well at a later stage. What do you think? Not too bad for a 50 buy, is it?












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Last Edited by lidy on 14/10/2009 - 16:23

mr.mellow

Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 17:47
Sorry but none of the photos look particularly sharp, although I think the colours are OK.
The older I get the faster I was.
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lidy

Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 20:40
Don't be sorry, Mr Mellow, if you don't like them, you don't like them. I don't quite agree about them not being sharp or in focus at all though. A characteristic - good or bad - of the Raynox250 is that it has an extremely narrow DOF. And I think that there is a focus point in every picture if you look carefully.
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. - Ansel Adams -

Mike-P

Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 20:55
I bought one a while back and must admit I havent played with it much but I rather like the "dreamy" quality it seems to give on flowers. These were taken with it on a Pentax F 50mm f1.7.

As you say, the DOF is very small.









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lidy

Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 21:05
Those are greta, Mike. I do like them!
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. - Ansel Adams -

lidy

Link Posted 14/10/2009 - 21:09
BTW, I'm sorry about the typo in the topic title. Maybe a mod or admin could change it for me, please, so that it can be traced later on?

We're in between changing internet providers (which is a disaster, really, in spite of the '4 easy steps to your new provider' promises). Anyway, I keep losing my internet connection unexpectedly and there's not much time to check my messages for typos or other errors sometimes. Sorry about that!
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. - Ansel Adams -
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