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.
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!