cheaper macro lens instead of $1000 Nikon

Started Jul 16, 2013 | Questions thread
HappyPooPants
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Re: Raynox 150 vs 250
In reply to bgD300, Jul 22, 2013

bgD300 wrote:

My bad, the lenscap in the picture is a Nikon 1 40.5mm lenscap.

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thanks for the pics! my raynox 250 arived yesterday.. and due to the filter size, it only fits on my Nikon 50 1.8 :(...
i'm not sure about the diopeter stuff.. but I was using it last night for about 20mins (it was kinda late).. and was in my kitchen.. 
I was trying to capture a water drop falling from my tap.. but with the fast shutter speed, and trying to use a high apeture for a bigger dof .. it was really really really hard to get.
1 or 2 drops might be semi-sharp, while the others are slightly blurred.
I was trying to do eye shots.. but I think it was a little dark and I couldn't focus on the actual eye properly.. i kept getting really sharp eye lashes.. but the pupil itself not as sharp..
will have to try again on the weekend during the day to see if it's a lighting issue.. or if it's just because of my 50mm + focus distancs + dof ....
... all i can say is that it's not as easy as I thought it was going to be :(.....
Maybe I just need to fit it on my 24 - 85 lense..but because of the filter size , I think I need to get a step-up lens converter? 
Thanks for the pics!!!!

oh and to add.. the Raynox is $130 in AU, but I found 2nd hand on ebay for $50

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