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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.
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

    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)
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