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Raynox DCR-250 Macro Lens
Feb 17, 2012 10:25:03   #
Old Timer Loc: Greenfield, In.
 
Has any one used this lens, and what are your thoughts and evaluation of it?

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Feb 17, 2012 19:09:21   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
For comparison purposes, I have used a Raynox DCR-250 with various lenses. It does a decent job, but does not have the corner-to-corner high-resolution sharpness of a purpose-designed macro lens. The Raynox DCR-250 is a 2.5x compound (2-group, 3-element) lens that attaches to the front of nearly any lens. http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/dcr/dcr250/indexdcr250eg.htm

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Feb 24, 2012 20:33:29   #
Al FR-153 Loc: Chicago Suburbs
 
I have it and use it with a Canon S5IS. It is okay for coins and smaller bugs, but not for anything that you need distance on (at all). Violets, vinca, and other small flowers are okay, roses, peonies, etc., forget it. The corners are very soft. I did copy yearbook photos (circa 1960) and made 3x4" name tags for a reunion with them, but it required extensive PP in order to do it.

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