cheaper macro lens instead of $1000 Nikon

Started Jul 16, 2013 | Questions thread
OP HappyPooPants Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: Raynox 150 vs 250

as promised here are my test results ..

All photos taken with

-D600 , 50mm 1.8 G .

-DX CROP mode

Photo above of a $2 AU coin.. it's 2cm in diameter

ISO 200, f 7.1 , 1/200 .
this shows just how hard it is to get a good DOF with the raynox

ISO 800, f 3.2 , 1/4000 .. little grainy.. but best i can do for now

still trying to get a good clear shot of such a small drop, but think I need a zoom lense

ISO 200, f 6.3, 1/200 .  my eye.. one of the main shots I really want to get, i did slightly enhance with lightroom (clarity).

So as you can see, with on a 50mm I can get 'decent' macro shots, but not amazing.
I think i need to use it on my zoom ( 24  - 85 ) , but need to get a step-down ring as the raynox won't fit. 
I'm hoping at 85 (in dx crop mode) I'll get enough zoom to really fill the frame.

would love to hear feedback , or tips with trying to get a water drop & human eye.
Thanks again

 HappyPooPants's gear list:HappyPooPants's gear list
Nikon D600 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR
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