Opinions on DMW-LC55 - Panasonic Close-Up Lens - 55mm vs. Other Options

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cmpman1974 Contributing Member • Posts: 686
Opinions on DMW-LC55 - Panasonic Close-Up Lens - 55mm vs. Other Options

I have done a search on the forum about this topic and saw a few ideas/opinions. I'm hoping to get more current opinions.

For those that have the official Panasonic 55mm close-up lens, how do you feel it compares image quality wise to a Tiffen close-up lens, Hoya close-up lens or others? Then I know there is also the Raynox DCR-150 and DCR-250 that have stronger magnification, but cause vingetting.

Is it really worth $60 for this one piece of glass? Is the true magnification factor 2x or 3x? How satisfied are you with the depth of field using the Panasonic lens when pumping the aperture to higher levels on your camera such as F8 or F11?

Any and all opinions are welcome.

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