using 55-300 as macro lens

Started Feb 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
audiobomber
audiobomber Veteran Member • Posts: 5,356
Re: using 55-300 as macro lens

zetkay wrote:

If 55-300 does not give good macro pictures I will consider buying Raynox DCR 150, as it was recomended to me. How does that work,will it fit on 55-300, is the adaptor universal? Thanks a lot Danny

The 55-300mm @ 1:4 magnification is OK for larger insects like butterflies and dragonflies. The Raynox universal adaptor fits on the 55-300 perfectly and is very easy to pop on/pop off. I agree that the Raynox 150 is the way to go, it will give you from 1:2 to 1.4:1 macro. Set the focus to infinity and vary magnification with the zoom.

-- hide signature --

Dan

 audiobomber's gear list:audiobomber's gear list
Pentax K-3 Sony a6000 Pentax K20D Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited Pentax smc FA 50mm F1.4 +17 more
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow