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This time beside my lens tamron 90mm, Raynox 250, I also add two set of 6 rings Kenko extension tubes. In order to have 4.3 times magnification.

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hi there... is this the raynox u r referring to?
http://www.henrys.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... emID=84807


do u need some sort of an adapter ring to fit this onto the camera?

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I picked one up on ebay back in June for $50US not $130CDN from Henry's. It locks onto the threaded part where filters go on.


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I got mine from Ebay too, for around USD$57. Just search for "Raynox 250".


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I got mine from Ebay too, for around USD$57. Just search for "Raynox 250".


thanks, found one at B&H for $54.. with shipping, came to $85..
not sure about the duty,tax,conversion rate yet, but i am thinking i still save some money...


ebay is cheaper I think


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I got mine from Ebay too, for around USD$57. Just search for "Raynox 250".


thanks, found one at B&H for $54.. with shipping, came to $85..
not sure about the duty,tax,conversion rate yet, but i am thinking i still save some money...


With shipping and conversion it cost me $69CDN from ebay. No duty or tax, just came to my mailbox.


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This is the highest magnification that I can push with my nikon gear.

Nikon D90

Lens Tamron 90mm Macro + Raynox DCR 250 + Raynox DCR 150 + two sets 6 rings Kenko extension tubes 136mm.

single flash SB-800 off shoe core SC-28


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Pinkster really nice macro shots.

This is about as close as I can get to a macroshot with the Canon 24-105L

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i have no luck with ebay...i got someone to order me a raynox 250 a long time ago and then the order had to be cancelled because it never arrived :cry:

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Piglet, I think I saw the same fly!!

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I use a 28-100 Minolta with a 50mm minolta attached to it in reverse to get close ups such as this (it's a little burnt, but I do have some better examples I need to upload):

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The new 100mm L IS macro almost wide open


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Serious question for everyone. Don't laugh.


How do you prevent the insects from fleeing when you take the photo?
How close does the lens get to the insect when you do macro photography?


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Serious question for everyone. Don't laugh.


How do you prevent the insects from fleeing when you take the photo?
How close does the lens get to the insect when you do macro photography?


1. Kill them first or use longer lenses, crop
2. as close as it can before they do number 1


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Serious question for everyone. Don't laugh.


How do you prevent the insects from fleeing when you take the photo?
How close does the lens get to the insect when you do macro photography?


It is a serious question and worthy of a serious answer and not a laugh.

Regarding your first question, a couple of things you can try;
    * A longer lens. A 200 mm macro will provide more distance than a 100 mm macro and may not disturb the insect .
    * Concentrate on insects that rely on camouflage for protection. They will freeze when they feel threatened and count on their colouring or markings to protect them.
    * Shoot early on cool mornings. Insects are cold blooded and are less active when it is cool and so less likely to fly away.
    * Similarly mornings with heavy dew can be good as some insects will have dew on them and will be unable to flee, such as dragonflies.
    * Sometimes when insects are active in an area you can set up on a location and wait for them to come to you.
    * Captive set ups can also be considered if you can do it without harming your subject.

As for your second question your manual will tell you how close your lens gets at its closest focusing distance. If you don't have a lens yet, check the specs of the lenses you are interested in. The longer the focal length the further away you can be to get 1:1 images.

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http://dalantech.deviantart.com/gallery/#Tutorials

Very good macro tutorials with inspiring shots


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PotatoEYE wrote:
http://dalantech.deviantart.com/gallery/#Tutorials

Very good macro tutorials with inspiring shots


I wish I had enough time to read that tutorial BEFORE I left for Costa Rica last month :cry:

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Thanks DG and potatoeye!! I have a Canon G10 and don't intend on using it to photograph bug eyes. I was just curious.


But now I am even more intrigued potatoeye. How do you kill them without squashing them?


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Thanks DG and potatoeye!! I have a Canon G10 and don't intend on using it to photograph bug eyes. I was just curious.


But now I am even more intrigued potatoeye. How do you kill them without squashing them?


I am clueless, I have never done so, nor will I ever do. I just try to be more careful not to scare them off, yet bug photography might have you invest into extention tubes/magnifying lenses on top of your macro


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Couple of macro shots from last summer

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Many more shots in my macro gallery on PBase.

http://www.pbase.com/michaelsv/macro

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Not ture 1:1 macro but some closups

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30896333@N04/4188485626/" title="Owled eye butterfly by Hark-01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4188485626_46384fdbdc_o.jpg" width="400" height="600" alt="Owled eye butterfly"></a>

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