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Panasonic 100-300mm with single element dipters

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by rijesh, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. rijesh

    rijesh Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 11, 2011
    Hey everyone,

    I was wondering if any of you had used the Panasonic 100-300mm for macro shots. If so how was the picture quality from one of the $5 close up filters you can get off of ebay.

    Pics would be great.

    Rijesh

    PS:Can't spell diopters.
     
  2. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Don't know about diopters with this lens, but cheap diopters are almost always a pain to use and the IQ barely is Okay. I'd strongly recommend you get the achormatic diopter like the Marumi DHG diopters and use them with the telephoto lens for good IQ.
     
  3. rijesh

    rijesh Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 11, 2011
    Thanks, what do you think of this filter.
    Opteka 10x High Definition II Professional Macro Lens for Digital SLR Cameras
    It is advertised as 4 elements.
     
  4. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Never heard of that brand before , I bet it is a cheap made in china piece. Might work , might not??? I generally use Tiffen or B+W for filters including close-up sets. I do not know how well they work with that lens however.
     
  5. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Not sure as I haven't used this one. I bought some cheap close up lenses and took them out only once. Learnt from my mistake and got a very good deal on Marumi DHG ($55 for +3 and +5), just bought them and couldn't be happier.
     
  6. dannat

    dannat Mu-43 Regular

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    May 2, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    I was wondering how that lens would go with a canon close up lens or the Raynox 150
     
  7. GShooter

    GShooter Mu-43 Regular

    I am not sure what you are actually going to photograph. but you may find a +10 diopter lens filter is too powerful for general macro photography, it is a very specialised lens. To give you an idea of diopter power, The picture was taken using a 45-200 lens at 200mm with an achromatic lens of 1.6 diopter. The flower head showing the stamen is about 1 inch across.
     

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  8. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
  9. dannat

    dannat Mu-43 Regular

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    May 2, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    Thanks Dave I'd appreciate it
     
  10. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 22, 2011
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
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  11. rijesh

    rijesh Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 11, 2011
  12. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Sorry change of plans re 100-300mm, still making my mind up. You know what they say 'buy in haste, repent at leisure'
     
  13. zuzullo

    zuzullo Mu-43 Regular

    Preety bad with the Canon 250D Close-up lens on the 45-200mm: 2hrecua.