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I have a canon T2i, I purchased a Raynox 250 and I do not have a clue on how to use it. obviously I am a beginner. Can you give me at least a good starting point as far as settings go ?

I need a good starting point . like what f-stop to use , how to focus Ect.

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The DCR-250 is an 8-diopter lens which means that it will focus down to 1m / 8 = 12.5cm or about 5 inches, and it will work best on any lens 50mm and above. The most difficult part of using this lens is in the focusing, since depth of field is razor thin. Use manual focus at about 5 inch distance from the subject, and rock your body forward / backwards till the image is sharp, then shoot.

As mentioned by the other poster, you should use a tripod to freeze motion, since magnification is very high. In my case, I don't bother with a tripod, and just use a flash (internal/external doesn't matter) with a diffuser (important) at reduced output. Then I usually just set my exposure to 1/200 sec., f/11 or 16, ISO 100 or 200 and shoot away. The flash freezes hand and object motion, so exposures will all be good. You just need to experiment with your own camera and lens combination.

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The Raynox 250 is an adaptor lens that makes a "macro lens" from a standard lens. Normal you only can focus a standard (zoom) lens say about 2 feet in front of the camera lens and anything beyond that. Small things, would be very small in your frame. With a macro lens, you can come very close to an object, because they can focus from a few inch in front of the lens. With the 250 you "transform" a standard lens to a macro lens, by just clicking it on the front of your lens. Read the manual, how to do that.

You than can make macro pictures, but great chance you have to focus in the MF position. When you have focused, you should be able to take a picture in automatic (green camera symbol) when you want to change things, you only look what shutter time and what aperture the camera choose and from that you can go into manual mode to make the aperture smaller (greater f number) and an other shutter time.
For macro photos you always should use a tripod, because shutter times can be a bit long and every movement of the camera will be greater than the object you try to get sharp in the picture.

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