Raynox DCR250 Review – Jumpers In My Garden !

 

Recently after looking at some of the pictures that my friends have been taking using Raynox DCR250 , I decided to acquire one for my self and give it a shot!   Since pictures speak a lot , I would share pictures of few spiders that I have taken with Raynox mounted on Tamaron 90mm Macro lens on Nikon D750.

What is Raynox DCR 250 ?

The Raynox DCR-250 is a conversion lens that attaches to an existing lens. It comes with a universal snap-on mount that will fit lenses in the 52mm to 67mm diameter range.  With the DCR-250 you can have an instant macro lens when attached to your existing lens for a much cheaper price. You can also use it if you already have a Macro Lenses to get much closer to your subject, Like i did with my Tamaron 90mm

What the DCR-250 actually does is, it reduces the lens minimum focusing distance enabling you to get  much closer to the subject enhancing the magnification power of your existing lens.

 

Setup :

 

Pictures :

My Take on Raynox DCR 250 :

I was actually surprised with the result. The Raynox DCR-250 performs really well on my Tamaron 90mm ( Waiting for a step down rings to try it on my Sigma 180mm) . The DOF is very shallow and it needs some practice and it is not a easy lens to use, however with flash and macro rail  the  probability of getting good pictures is high !  At highest  magnification and with my setup  the lens gets really close to the subject , so I had use a flash with bounce diffuser to get some shots.  Aperture needs to be closed to get some decent DOF ( F16 and above )  , but sometimes shallow DOF can also create magic!

More Materials on the www  :

http://photography.designmotion.net/blog/2016/1/3/review-testing-the-raynox-dcr-250

http://extreme-macro.co.uk/raynox-adapter-techniques/

 

Cheers,

Goutham Ramesh

Jewel among leaves ( Gram Blue)

Gram Blue

Camera : Nikon D750

Lens : Sigma 180mm Macro HSM EX

Exposure :  1/200 @ F3.5

Location : Lalbaugh Botanical Gardens , Bengaluru India.

Thought Process :

Have been shooting Macro’s for close to 2 decades and the challenges are always new. Here I composed to include more space and opened the aperture to get shallow DOF ( Depth of Field)

About the Subject :

Euchrysops cnejus, the gram blue, is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Tribe: Polyommatini
Genus: Euchrysops
Species: E. cnejus

Source :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euchrysops_cnejus