Raynox DCR-150 1.5x Macro Lens

Raynox DCR-150 1.5x Macro Lens

Raynox DCR-150 1.5x Macro Lens

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Raynox DCR-150 overview

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The DCR-150 Macro lens obtains the maximum macro magnification power with the camera lens set at the most telephoto zoom position. The lens is made of high index optical glass, which produce rich and razor sharp images.

UPC: 024616020177
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Raynox DCR-150 1.5x Macro Lens
  • Snap-on universal mount suitable for 52mm to 67mm filter size
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Raynox DCR-150 specs

    Magnification 1.5x
    Rear Thread 43 mm
    Front Thread 49 mm
    Optical Design 3 Elements in 2 Groups
    Dimensions : 2.1 x L: 0.7" / : 53.0 x L: 18.0 mm
    Weight 1.9 oz / 50.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.7 x 2.7"

    Raynox DCR-150 reviews

    DCR-150 1.5x Macro Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 39.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great superzoom/telemacro add-on I use this close-up lens with a Nikon P900 zoomed out to its maximum 357mm optical (2000mm equivalent), to do telemacro work. I own four Raynox macro lenses of different strengths and am happy with all, for both ease of use and quality of results. Without any add-on lens, my set-up has a minimum focus distance of about 15'6, and with the DCR-150 added on, the mfd reduces to 8. The image is larger than I can get using the Nikon P900 lens alone in its macro mode and the telemacro set-up offers much more working room, for lighting, etc.
    Date published: 2016-07-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for casual macro shots Used on a 18-55mm, and 55-300mm zoom. Good results with the short zoom at 55mm, much higher magnification with 200mm but harder to foucs (you typically need to move the whole camera). Very good results - however DOF gets worse as you get closer.Lens holder works ok - but looks like it can fall off easily when you hit it even slightly (may consider 2 sets of stepdown adaptors as an alternative). ... The lens cap is annoying: Very hard to get it off the lens if attached to the adaptor. Overall a good compromise to take a long for the occasional macro shot, good results (not as good a real macro however).
    Date published: 2010-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from works as intended on macro lens i use the dcr-150 on my tamron 90mm macro lens. it increases the magnification of insects and flowers. it has not reduced sharpness or color as long as i am able to get the focus, exposure, and steady the camera correctly. if your attaching it to a high quality lens you will get high quality results. you will need to experiment with it to become proficient. i try to use a good tripod and diffused off-camera flash for best results for me. if you have a very steady hand, hand held will work. narrow depth-of-field, but hey it's for macro shots, so to be expected. i tried it on a 100-300mm and found it extremely challenging to get focus of moving subjects at 300mm. i would recommend it on a macro lens 100mm or less. only negative is the lens cap. it's hard to get off in a hurry. i leave it barely on to remedy that.
    Date published: 2011-06-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional if you have the right lens Macro photography has many paths to achieve acceptable results. Extension tubes, reversing lenses, a dedicated macro lens and or course a close-up lens like the DCR-150. One of the negative aspects of close-up lenses is that they normally come for just one size. The DCR-150 comes with an adapter that lets me use it many lens sizes and it works great (see notes below). This has enabled me to test with various lenses, an 18-55mm Kit lens, an 1.4f 50mm prime, an 2.8f 28-75mm Tamron zoom and a 70-300mm Tamron super zoom all on a Pentaz K-r camera body. Before the DCR-150 of all my lenses the 18-55mm Kit lens and the 70-300mm Tamron had the best macro performance out of the box (not real macro lenses). If I inverted the 50mm prime I could get an impressive macro resolution but this setup is less than ideal (even if the results are very good). So I tried the DCR-150 with all my lenses and the results were VERY surprising: Pentax 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 II kit lens results: Very impressive results, I would say this was close to 50% more magnification. Could focus to like 6 inches from the subject now. Pentax 1.4f 50mm prime results: I got better magnification than before but nothing to talk about, the kit lens was better. Tamron 2.8f 28-75mm results: Worst result from my testing. Not better than my Pentax 1.4f 50mm prime in magnification with the added problem of totally dark corners. The kit lens did much better. I was surprised as this is a full frame lens. Tamron 70-300mm results: The lens has a dedicated macro mode from 180-300 mm, it also has a focusing distance of 1 meter in this mode. When I put the DCR-150 on this lens I was TOTALLY blown away. I could focus as close as 18 inches and the magnification was better than ANYTHING I had used before (better than the inverted 50mm prime). Unfortunately this lens is not very sharp at 300mm but at 180mm it can be quite decent at f8 - f13. At 180mm it was still WAY better than any of my other options. In EVERY case the minimum focus distance was reduced for all my lenses (this is what a close-up lens is supposed to do). Beware of lenses that already have a VERY small focusing distance (think like an inch) as they will not play nice with this (or any) close-up lens. What about the images? In all the lenses (minus the Tamron 2.8f 28-75mm with the dark edges, hated that) the DCR-150 did not degrade the image in any way I could detect. There is some lost in brightness but this is actually common in macro photography, even for dedicated macro lenses. The Tamron 70-300mm did have some visible vignetting at 300mm. Now before you get too exited let me explain a FEW issues you need to be aware off. From f8 to f13 (where I like to shoot macros) there is VERY LITTLE depth of field at these small focusing distances. Also, the closer you are to your subject the less depth of field you will have and the harder it will be to focus. In all of my testing I had to use a tripod, manual focus and use the camera live view to get the right focus. Even then it was not always easy to focus. There was a point that the smallest movement would take the picture out of focus. In this regard if I was shooting hand held less magnification would not be a bad thing. For hand held shoots I would consider the Pentax 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 II kit lens as a better option than the Tamron 70-300mm to carry around. There is just so much you can do hand held. This is not an issue with the DCR-150 itself, you could have this same issue with a dedicated macro lens too. So I conclude that the DCR-150 is a great, inexpensive and versatile close-up lens. Just keep in mind that your experience with it can be totally different depending on what lenses you have available to you.
    Date published: 2011-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite Impressed! I have to say, I was quite skeptical about this little thing until I saw the results online from another photographer. After seeing that, I decided to give it a shot since it is very affordable, and I'm hooked on it now. With many macro filters you end up with horrific chromatic aberrations and soft photos, but this thing is razor sharp with VERY little CA! Excellent little product. My only wish is that they would make a larger one that would fit on my Zeiss 24-70.
    Date published: 2011-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the price, but... I was borrowing a Minolta DSLR until I could afford getting my own system by the big two. I wanted something that would allow me to take macro photos of my tarantula collection (some as small as an eraser on a standard #2 pencil), but I didn't want to buy an extender or new lens because I knew I wasn't going to stick with Minolta/Sony and the money would ultimately be wasted. I heard good things about this macro lens and thought I'd give it a shot until I could buy my own DSLR. The photos are quite clear (the limiting factor for me is definitely the optical quality of the kit lens I'm using the product with). I shared the photo with friends that had seen my previous attempts and the response I got was wow, nice lens! The MAJOR drawback to this lens is depth of field. The depth of field is EXTREMELY shallow and the blur that it you get from it is nothing near as nice as the bokeh you would expect from a nice macro lens (it's kinda neat, but at the same time really messes with your eyes and can be annoying.) Nothing will truly give you the quality of a good macro lens, but at 1/10-1/25th the cost, this piece will hold you over. I would recommend this to someone who wants to dip their toes into macro photography without investing much up front. I would NOT recommend this to someone that needs to take professional grade photos (but if you were, you probably wouldn't be reading these reviews anyway).
    Date published: 2009-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome lens I use this on a canon s5, and WOW, this lens makes a HUGE difference. A must have for anyone who enjoys taking macro photos. Allows you to be about 6inches from subject and just zoom in using aperture priority or manual modes. Excellent lens!
    Date published: 2008-06-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value Used with 4/3 mount 40-150mm lens. Gives major magnification; easy-to-carry; easy to snap on. But working distance greatly reduced, and needs some practice to consistently achieve focus. This can be tricky for fast-moving insects.
    Date published: 2010-02-17
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