A Hobbyist Photographer's Wish List by Juro Malazo

A Hobbyist Photographer’s Wish List, Item #5: Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Lens

It’s become quite customary for most people to wish for things during the Christmas season. Some dream of driving off in a new car, some want to get their hands on the latest smartphone, and some others, like me, have wish for gear…photography gear, that is.

I’ve also got a wish list of sorts, arranged from the most affordable to the most expensive. I’ll be posting the items on the list over the next few days, with item #1 to be revealed on Christmas day.

Yesterday, I posted Item #6, 1TB Western Digital My Passport USB 3.0.

Raynox DCR 250
Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Lens [image source: sellercloudlocal.com]

Today we look at Item #5: Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Lens. I found an [local] online seller that sells this for P4,000.

A quick search on Google gives us the following definition of macro photography: photography producing photographs of small items larger than life size.

Spiders, flies, bees, ants…these are only a few of the subjects of macro photos we see over the web. Wish macro shots, we see the beauty (or creepiness) of creatures.

The Panasonic Lumix LX5 is a fixed-lens camera, which means that unlike DSLR or MFT owners, I can’t just go shopping for a macro lens like they could do to better equip their cameras for macro shooting. What I could do is either use close-up filters or attach snap-on lenses, like this Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Lens.

With this, I could shoot insects, flowers, dew “drops” and whatever else that would seem interesting to shoot in a larger than life size.

So there you have it: Item #5 on my wish list, a Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Lens that could be bought for P4,000.

If you were to get into Macro Photography, what would you shoot?
Have you tried using the Raynox DCR-250?


4 thoughts on “A Hobbyist Photographer’s Wish List, Item #5: Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Lens”

    1. I haven’t had the chance to have and use one yet, but I’m sure I’d have a blast learning and shooting with this thing.

      You’ve got beautiful photos using it! Just seeing them made me want to wish more for the DCR-250. 😀

      Thanks for dropping by!

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