Mounting a Canon close-up 500D in a Raynox clip

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Mounting a Canon close-up 500D in a Raynox clip
Oct 22, 2012

I like the Raynox clip, particularly when the scene varies between closeup and normal - Much more convenient than screwing a lens in and out.

For those who don't have one, here's the Raynox lens, resting on its rubber cap It has 43mm threads on the camera end.

Here's camera-side of the clip. The threads are at the camera end of the clip, matching the lens.

The Raynox in the clip

I made an adapter from two 43mm rings and a 43-52mm stepup ring, epoxied together. The 43mm rings were from a set of inexpensive closeup lenses with the glass removed.

Here's the combination of clip, adapter and lens

With the lens mounted this way, I can put a piece of soft cloth in my left hand and hold the lens/adapter/clip, and then pop it onto the camera (or the camera+DMW-LA7) whenever I want to.

Sherm

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