Raynox DCR-250

Neil_jo

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Hi, I've noticed macro shooters using the Raynox 150 and 250 macro lens attachments on their Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macros and was wondering how they fit on this lens. Is it as simple as a 46 - 52mm step up ring? Or is there another way?

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I use a step up ring. Suspect others do the same. Note - it does come with a clip on attachment (like a lens cap) to fit a variety of lens diameters or you can dismount it and screw it directly on like most diopters. Regardless, you do need a step up ring as the 60 is quite a narrow lens.

From a previous thread, looks like you can go either way (I stepped-up) - Oly. 60mm + raynox dcr-250. What step up ring?
 

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Since using the 250 effectively on the 60/2.8 involves really small working distances, my personal preference is to use a 46>43 step-down ring to keep the extra bulk from getting in the way... in fact, I even went so far as to shave down the molded flange... it helps when you're trying to get the lens as close against a surface as possible for low-angle shots.
 

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Is there a distributor for Raynox in Australia? I'm interested in giving one a try on the 60mm macro.
I've got a $65 bid (50+15 postage) on a 250 atm Peter that I really don't need as I have 2 other achromats. It's an impulse bid with no other bids so if I get it and it's in good nick, you're welcome to give it a look over and buy off me otherwise at that price I'm prepared to hang onto it if I win the bid.
 

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I've got a $65 bid (50+15 postage) on a 250 atm Peter that I really don't need as I have 2 other achromats. It's an impulse bid with no other bids so if I get it and it's in good nick, you're welcome to give it a look over and buy off me otherwise at that price I'm prepared to hang onto it if I win the bid.
Just won it! :)
 

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Well I got the Raynox 250 and the step up ring but decided to get a 46-43mm stepdown ring for my 60mm macro and mount it directly to my lens. I didn't really trust the clip on ring and noticed a couple of times that it wasn't on straight. Plus a got a 49-55mm step up ring to mount my ring flash.
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