Diopters and Achromats

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by rijesh, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. rijesh

    rijesh Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 11, 2011
    Hi everyone. I am hoping to take macro with the panasonic 100-300mm lens.

    Does anyone have any pics using any of those cheap $5 diopters that you can get off of ebay with the 100-300mm lens.

    Also have any of you tried this 4 element Achromat(?).
    Opteka 10x High Definition II Professional Macro Lens for Digital SLR Cameras

    I would love to see pics with the 100-300mm lens. Thanks.

  2. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
  3. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Cheap close up lenses cause loss of sharpness, contrast and they flare. I suggest sticking with milti-element lenses such as achromats. Raynox 150, 250, Marumi achromats or Canon 250/500 among others.
  4. lesioc

    lesioc Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 25, 2010
    Gliwice, Poland
    Cheap, single element, macro adapters can produce huge distortions on the edges.

    This is an example - photo taken with ~500mm lens + very cheap macro adapter. This is kind of extreme situation, but clearly shows how distortions can look like at long focal lengths and how huge chromatic aberrations can show up.

    I can recommend Raynox, Canon and Sigma achromats - it is huge difference!
  5. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    That's and old list, but you can add the Marumi DHG achromat 200 (+5 diopter) and Marumi DHG achromat 330 (+3 diopter)