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Raynox 150 and Oly 60mm

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by StefanKruse, May 7, 2016.

  1. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    Hi,

    Has anyone any experience in using the raynox 150 in combination with the oly 60mm? any tips does nad donts? From what i can google the raynox will not fit the oly 60mm's 46mm filter tread? what step up/down ring would I need for using the Raynox 150?

    Thanks
     
  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    I have the 250 and the spring-loaded-clamps on the side of the lens have a wide range - I can't recall the exact step up range but the filter thread is 46mm on the lens and you don't need to step up too far before the clamps latch on (looks like a 46->49 or 52 would do the trick).

    For what its worth, my best Raynox shots have been on my 14-42 kit lens although you have to watch for barrel distortion on parts of the zoom range.
     
  3. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    46 to 52mm step up will do it if you use the clip. If you wanted to mount it directly without the clip, you would need a 46 to 43mm step down.
     
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  4. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Learn something new every day! I never knew you could do that. Love this forum :2thumbs:
     
  5. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

    349
    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    Thanks all,

    Anyone has any experience in combining the oly 60mm with the raynox? is it possible in terms of DoF working distance etc.?
     
  6. orflo

    orflo Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 21, 2014
    Belgium
    Frank
    The picture below (already posted in the 60 mm thread) has been made with the 60 mm and a raynox 250, it is a crop, and I used the focus stacking on the em1. The combination of the 60mm and the raynox 250 gives a limited range, you have to get quite close to the subject in order to get a focus, and that focus is also limited, too close and it's again out of focus. If you can live with this limitations it's a very interesting combination, and indeed, a step-up ring is needed, mine is from 46 to 52 mmm
    26582425490_329ef9f77d_h. tipula spp? Practising yoga by orflo, on Flickr
     
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  7. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

    349
    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    I am wondering whether to get the 150 or the 250 - what kind of working distance do you get with the oly 60 and the 250?
     
  8. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    I have used the Raynox 150 with the 60mm but it has been a while since usually I get enough magnification with the 60mm. I will try to find some examples to post. I think the 150 would be much easier to work with in terms of DOF than the 250. I used it with a step down ring as mentioned above.

    Now that I have a camera that does focus bracketing I should try to use it more often.
     
  9. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    Thanks Wendy - would be great if you can post a few examples :)
     
  10. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    Stefan,

    I remembered another thread similar to this and it turns out it was your thread! I posted a few examples there. These were all handheld 60mm Macro with close-up filters
     
  11. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

    349
    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    Haha - yes completely forgot about that :) - I guess it did not come up in my search because I only searched titles for raynox. That was one of my first posts as I remember and back then I was considering trying "normal" or cheap if you like close up filters. I have done that now and the degradation of the IQ is just not acceptable hence the Raynox question, but your pictures and your post from back then are still very helpful, so thanks :)
     
  12. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
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  13. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

    349
    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    Thanks for all the input - I just ordered the 150. I choose the 150 over the 250 because as it will be easier to handle and thus likely will get more use, that plus the fact that i found a decent offer on the 150 (USD 65) cheap for Denmark (Standars price is above USD110 I think) the 250 would set me back +150 USD.
     
  14. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    That sounds like a good purchase. You can always add a 250 later once you have more practice (there is a learning curve) if you are liking the 150 but still want more magnification.
     
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  15. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2016
    Jamaica
    CO_16-05-10_20160507_1050789x1024.
    That was taken with the 250. Yeah the working distance is closer and DOF is razor thin but I could step down the aperture to f16 and still get good quality as you see. Those are sugar ants , so they were really small.
     
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  16. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    Here is what I managed to do with the Raynox 150. I am very happy with it so far, but working distance is certainly a challenge. (first shot is a HouseflyUncrop 160528. HouseflyCloseUp 160528. HouseflyCloseUpPink 160528. cross post from Oly 60 thread)
     
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  17. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Nice! If you're not already using a flash and a diffuser, I'd suggest learning to use them. My macro work got 10x better when I learned to utilize the flash properly (or at least better). Now I can shoot with apertures like f/11 and f/13 (which were absolutely impossible before) to keep the DOF wider.
     
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  18. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2016
    Jamaica
    Can we see your flash/diffuser set up?

    Sent from my XT1095 using Tapatalk
     
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  19. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

    349
    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    Thanks - I am using a flash with diffuser (just the one that came with the flash) on camera. I did help me but I think I would benefit froma better diffuser and/or by using the flash off camera. Have considered to do a DIY diffuser but havent gotten around to it.
    I am going to experiment with F11/f16 some more with the raynox, without the raynox I preferred F8 as I found that sharpness took a downturn after that but with the raynox the DOF becomes so shallow that i need to stop down.

    Any flash hints are most welcome.
     
  20. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I just did a quick test, just the 60mm gives a 17mm wide image, with Raynox 250 or 26mm Extension tubes it´s 11mm, and then I have a Raynox that only says 140x and that gives a 6mm image, but then i´m down at about 1cm fokusdistance.

    Might be good information when buying youre raynox.