Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cheap Macro Lens for Canon SX60

Cheap Macro Lens for Canon SX60
A photo Taken with Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro

Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Snap-On Lens is not exactly a macro lens. It's a Macro filter but a really good one. You probably know bridge cameras like Canon SX60 have no mount for interchangeable lenses. It has a big built in lens and it can't hold a weight of a big lens. So mounting one of those big Macro lenses like Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens or Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens is out of question. Well most of these lenses cost you more than you paid for your SX60 so I don't think anyone would want to buy anyway.
But Macro Photography is something you can't just ignore just because you don't have a big DSLR Camera or Expensive Macro lens. It's a beautiful thing and once you realize how fun it is you wouldn't want to stop playing Macro with your camera. All these Canon Bridge cameras are great for taking Macro photos and it has a really cool built-in Macro mode for this. My old Canon SX10 camera has 2 Macro modes called Macro mode and Super Macro mode but later version has only one, but hey these new models have faster lenses and CMOS sensors so one mode is more than enough.

But after a while you want to do more than your cameras built-in features offer you. Then you have to find way to improve your photos. Since we Bridge camera owners can't use big lenses our only other choice is Macro filters. There are plenty of cheap Macro filter products out there for even $10. I have tried many from ebay and Amazon but really I was not impressed with anything except this Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro lens. It's not cheap. It cost you around $70 - $80 because it's a quality product which is made in Japan. These days there aren't many things you get from out side of China factories.

Make sure to buy it from some where like Amazon because you really don't want to pay nearly $100 for a fake product. E-bay is not my choice for this.

It's really easy to use. It's a snap on filter so it will fit most of the cameras out there in market from various bridge cameras from Canon or other brands and even DSLR camera with a lens. You can easily use it with any camera which has a zoom lens. So It doesn't matter if you have old the oldest models like Canon SX10 or Canon SX20 or one of the latest models like Canon SX50 or Canon SX60.

You will need little bit of training before you start understanding how it works but all you need is few hours snapping photos at things like flowers and insects. But you will need to have few more accessories if you want to take the best out of it.  You need a Tripod and an External Flash. Tripods are cheap but external Flash could be pricy. There is a list of Flashes which compatible with Canon Bridge cameras but if you only want something for this Macro product then try this Macro Ring LED Light Set (>> Here <<). It works great and one of the best sellers at Amazon.

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