See also Raynox DCR-250 for macro, December 2013.
I did some tests and the tele converter is better suited for the kind of macro pictures I want to take (pictures 1-8) than the DCR-250 (picture 9): the pictures are sharper, there is more depth of field available and the tele converter has many other uses apart from macro.
- drive: continuous H, 6 frames/sec
- shutter speed 1/1000
- iso auto
See also Tele converter for macro, June 2014
When I was trying to find out about the macro mode on the Fujifilm X100s I couldn’t find any pictures that satisfied my curiosity. So here are some examples. The pictures are cropped, but apart from that sooc.
My conclusions so far:
- The X100s in macro mode doesn’t replace a dedicated macro lens
- Not having to carry any heavy equipment can make up for a part of this
- In macro mode I’d start at f4, 1/250 and take it from there
- For real macro, the Raynox DCR-250 seems to be a good solution, see FastBlueSnail‘s and sadata‘s pictures.
FastBlueSnail / Nick from Singapore was kind enough to share some information about using the DCR-250 on the X100s:
- The depth of field is usually wide enough at F13 to cover the macro subject.
- I use a Canon 600ex via flash cord and a Rime Lite softbox. Sometimes I will use a second flash gun (slaved to the first) to light up the back of the subject.
- I also stack a CPL on top of my Raynox to reduce some light glare. It is a very light setup which allows me to do macro without any tripod. I love it.
Update: pictures with the DCR-250:
I’m not completely convinced by it, but it opens some more possibilities.