I got my new closeup lens!! (first pic)

alisandeJuly 27, 2007

And it's very tricky to use. But I think I'll enjoy navigating the learning curve. At least I hope so. This first effort is far from perfect, but it's enough to get me excited. The lens can get a lot closer, but I haven't mastered the focusing yet.

Actually, I deleted quite a few before saving this "first" effort. The depth of field with these lenses is wickedly small! A slight breeze and a moving subject didn't help. This was a small moth:

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WOW, you got a good one!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 1:59PM
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    Bookmark   July 28, 2007 at 11:57PM
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It did turn out, though! Nice job.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 9:06AM
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How wickedly cool...I want a macros lens! Good job!


    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 9:26AM
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oh COOL!! i love macros, miss having a macro lens and i can't wait to see more of your pics!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 7:56PM
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Amazing! lol! I want one of those lens too! ;)) Nice capture!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2007 at 1:06PM
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Beautiful! what kinda lens is it?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2007 at 5:13PM
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Thanks, everyone! It's a Raynox DCR-250. Not expensive--I paid around $40 plus shipping. There's a DCR-150, too, that a lot of people like. The degree of magnification is less, but that makes it easier to use.

I heard about the lens on DPReview's Panasonic Talk forum, where I viewed some fabulous shots taken with it.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2007 at 11:01PM
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