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Raynox DCR DX Lens
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Get crisp, clear, and splendid macro shots with the Raynox DCR-250 camera lens. With a snap-on universal mount, this Raynox camera lens is compatible with the lenses boasting ...Read more
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High quality, versatile lense
I bought this recently and use it with my Sony Nex-5n. Main benefit is that this thing is versatile, it allows to convert virtually any tele-lens in macro-lens, without decrea...Read more
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Works, but macro photography its hard
Once using this lens, you will notice a big difference in the minimum focusing distance of your original lens.
Tried using along with my canon 50-250mm zoom lens and 50mm...Read more

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Get crisp, clear, and splendid macro shots with the Raynox DCR-250 camera lens. With a snap-on universal mount, this Raynox camera lens is compatible with the lenses boasting 52 mm - 67 mm filter size. Constructed with high index optical glass, this Raynox lens promises to deliver true-to-life images, even in most demanding situations. You can get closer virtually to the subject due to the magnification power of 2.5x in the Raynox DCR-250; while optimum magnification is achieved by moving towards the telephoto end of the lens. With 49 mm front filter thread, this Raynox camera lens lets you bring a variety of visual effects in your pictures using creative filters. Weighing just 2.1 oz, this compact and ultra-light Raynox lens is highly portable.

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UPC024616020191, 246160201912, 989898525041

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TypeMacro/Close Up, Telephoto
Focus TypeAuto
Focal LengthFixed/Prime

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Camera TechnologyDigital

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Raynox DCR DX Lens
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High quality, versatile lense

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Created: 06/07/12
I bought this recently and use it with my Sony Nex-5n. Main benefit is that this thing is versatile, it allows to convert virtually any tele-lens in macro-lens, without decreasing of max apperture(what happens when you use extenders).
Raynox quality is outstanding, lens are multicoated, I didn't have any glares, nor found decrease of quality of picture, any blur etc... It has amazing resolution of >400 lines/mm. At same time it is compact and light, so you can always have it in your photobag and use with almost any lenses (filter size must be 52-67mm, however I am able to use it even with 49mm, and with special ring you can fit it even on your smaller lenses).

It is not replacement for serious macro lenses, but it is very versatile thing of high quality which is always near for quick and easy use. In my opinion, best results can be obtained if use with mid-telephoto lenses with small minimum distance of focusing. For more close up (1/1 and more) you have to use macro lense, or add extending tubes, or use reversive rings etc. But for quick and easy macro (flowers especialy) this lens is ideal to carry with you.

I plan next month to hike in mountains (alt >2000m)for about 10days. I carefully choose what to take with me, because extra weight is not welcome, but whatever lenses I will take, this tiny raynox will be in the bag I am 100% sure.
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Works, but macro photography its hard

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Created: 05/03/13
Once using this lens, you will notice a big difference in the minimum focusing distance of your original lens.
Tried using along with my canon 50-250mm zoom lens and 50mm prime and discovered that macro photos are hard to be taken!

The minimum focusing distance falls from 450mm to around 30mm in both lenses.

You will need to watch for hand shaking and f aperture in order to get useful photos. The large aperture from the 50mm prime produces bad quality images, without any depth.
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great lens and great value for the quality of the components.

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Created: 27/11/12
I own a Panasonic Lumix FZ-150 and this macro lens fits perfect in the tube adapter for this particular camera.

It's Japan made, well built, comes with protective caps on both sides of the lens. The "snap-on" universal adapter works very well and engages firmly and safely on the lens barrel or tube adapter. The quality of the glasses is superb. I couldn't see any noticeable distortions on the image caused by poor quality optics. The narrow deep of field issues are the same that you will have on any similar macro lens (there are no magic tricks to solve this optical restriction).

The lens and the external ring comes separated one from the other (you have to screw the lens on the ring adapter to use it), and then after the job, if you want to keep the lens protected with both side caps on, you have to unscrew it first. I think RAYNOX should include a third cap to fit on the internal or back side of the ring adapter in order to protect the lens while being attached to the ring without the need of screw and unscrew it every time you use it: It's ironic that you can quickly snap-on the ring on the camera but you have to screw and unscrew the lens on and off the ring adapter if you want to keep it protected from scratches when traveling or storing it.

Because of the short (restricted) diameter of the lens respect of the most common (bigger) camera objective diameters you will have vignetting at great apertures (or at low zooming settings, depending on the camera) but for macro photography purposes when you have severe compromises with deep of field (almost never you will work at full apertures) this is not a big issue at all. I think maybe RAYNOX do this (short lens diameter) in order to keep the weight (and therefore the cost) of the glasses on the safe side, and to reduce the variety of models to fit every camera objective diameter (again is a matter of costs).

The product comes also with a plastic case to put the lens and the ring adapter, and again, shoud be great to have a way to preserve and travel with the lens in one single piece (permanently protected while being screwed in to the ring adapter).
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macro photography on the cheap!!

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Created: 05/10/13
Must buy before you spend hundreds on a dedicated macro lens!!
if you're interested in macro but are frightened by the high prices of dedicated macro lenses, give this little thing a try before you take the plunge. its simple operation and good quality make it a no brainer in my opinion if you haven't tried macro before. it will get you close and give you an idea of what type of composition you'll get with a fraction of the price. another great note is that it will work on any camera within its lens mount range
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It's a good devices for Macro

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Created: 06/07/14
It's a good devices. Using this with Nikon 105mm Macro gives good quality images. Also it gives good results on Nikon 70-300mm
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