Raynox DCR-250, Macro-Scan 2.5x Super Macro Conversion Lens, with Snap-on Universal Mount for 52mm to 67mm Filter Diameters.


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About Raynox DCR-250

Explores the world of MACROPHOTOGRAPHY with your Digital Camera and Camcorder... The lens includes a snap-on universal mount suitable for 52mm to 67mm filter size. DCR-250 Super Macro lens obtains the maximum macro magnification power when set at the most telephoto position of zoom lens. The lens is made of high index optical glass elements which produce rich and razor sharp image.

DCR-250 is also suitable to 3-CCD chip or mega-pixel Digital Camcorders.
All of Raynox conversion lenses are proudly made in Japan. At Raynox's wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary, every stage of production is rigorously checked and tested so that the lens elements compensate effectively for astigmatism, distortion and spherical aberration.... for an excellent image quality.

The Raynox DCR-250 is commonly used for Macro photography and more.The Raynox DCR-250 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast among others.The Raynox DCR-250 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Raynox DCR-250: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Improves product function, Lightweight and Nice bokeh

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (24),Easily interchangeable (16),Durable (10),Fast / accurate auto-focus (9),Consistent output (6),Easy to use (6),Improves product function (4),Nice bokeh (4),Strong construction (3)
Slow focus (6),Poor in low light (3),Weak casing (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (18),Macro (3),Wildlife photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (10),Photo enthusiast (7),Semi-professional (3)

Raynox DCR-250 Features

  • High Index Fully Coated Optical Glass
  • 2 Groups /3 Elements
  • Razor Sharp Images
  • 49mm Front Filter Thread
  • Snap-On Universal Adapter
  • Front filter size : 49mm
  • Rear threads size : 43mm
  • Size: 2.08" x .70" / 53mm x 18mm
  • Weight: 2oz / 60g

Raynox DCR-250 Reviews

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(based on 26 reviews)


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I love this lens! It fits on both my Konica Minolta Z3 and my Canon S3 IS. I've gotten fantastic macro shots with it. When you shoot with it, do NOT use the macro mode on the camera. Use the regular mode. With it, you can zoom in to 2.5 times your zoom (that brings it to 30x maginificatio -- AWESOME). Also, you don't use the focus button on the camera. YOu position YOURSELF to get the object you are shooting into focus. You move the camera just ever so slightly in order to focus it. Macrophot...

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I love this lens! It fits on both my Konica Minolta Z3 and my Canon S3 IS. I've gotten fantastic macro shots with it. When you shoot with it, do NOT use the macro mode on the camera. Use the regular mode. With it, you can zoom in to 2.5 times your zoom (that brings it to 30x maginificatio -- AWESOME). Also, you don't use the focus button on the camera. YOu position YOURSELF to get the object you are shooting into focus. You move the camera just ever so slightly in order to focus it. Macrophotography is so tiny that your focus range is equally tiny. Imagine that you are the size of an insect, and the delicate range of distance has to be made by YOU in your current cumbersome size. Hold your breath, focus, and shoot. I've gotten absolutely incredible close ups with this lens. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in macrophotography. It's awesome!

Reviewed by 26 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect for the budding macro enthusiast


from Ohio  -  Photo Enthusiast

The DCR-250 easily breathes new life into my old 55-200 DX lens. Taking a lens with a close focus of 43 inches and turning it into a lens that has a close focus of 6 inches! And that is without a loss of quality! I repeat....no loss of quality. None. Zip. Nada. Also there is no slow down nor loss of AF. No other snap on lens filter can even come close. Now there are some things one must understand about these things. 1. DoF is going to be razor thin. 2. AF works great! But you need to be in range. This lens will not obtain focus at a distance. 3. Magnification levels change depending on what lens you use. On a 50 f1.8D they are much less than the 55-200 at 200mm. 4. Place this on a macro lens for some truly amazing photos. The only quibble I have is there is not lens sock. You get a plastic box with a foam square in it. The lens is a 2pc design that screws together. And the lens caps, front and back, are push on caps. And the front can be a pain to get off quickly. So...the question is would I buy this again? And my answer is simple...how could I afford not to.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


excellent quality for price!


from Los Angeles  -  Photo Enthusiast

The Raynox DCR-250 works great with micro nikkor AF-S 105mm! I shoot with a Nikon D-800 and did not notice much loss of image quality. This Raynox piece saves you much money compared to the Nikon teleconverters. I tried the Raynox on Nikkor AI-s 50mm 1.4, and there is slight vignetting (which is easily corrected during processing). I also tried it on the Nikkor AI-s 35mm 1.4 which resulted in extreme vignetting (due to wide angle lense). But anyways, If use the Raynox DCR-250 with a macro lense (as it's intended), you wont find a better bargain!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


I'm having so much fun!


from Kentucky  -  Photo Enthusiast

I'm so happy I bought this! I can put it on either of my cameras depending on my mood, and get great macro shots with it! I'm getting astonishing detail of very small flowers and insects! The only caveat is that you have to zoom in quite a bit to get the image to fill the frame, but I can live with that for the convenience.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Wow. Simple, cheap, but works well.


from Fredericktown, MO  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a fairly simple lens attachment or attachment lens. It's cheap, you have to be very close to your subject, and it has a very narrow depth of field, but for what it is and it's cheap price, it is fantastic. I used it with a cheap EF-s 55-250 mm lens and was amazed at the detail I was able to see. Expect some heavy vignetting with some lenses. If you want to experment with macro on the cheap, I'd suggest giving it a try!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Worth the price indeed!


from Orlando, Fl.  -  Casual Photographer

Well worth the price. I would not recommend this for the nature macro photographer trying to get macros of moving animals or bugs, but for still macro it rocks. very happy with my results for what I shoot.


Well Worth The Cash


from Hayward,CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is add on lens is perfect for bridge cam/superzoom cameras. It can really get you quite close. Keep in mind that AF on most bridge cam will give up at such small AF distance.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


So far, so good.


from San Diego, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have attached this to a macro lens, a telephoto lens, and my kit lens. The telephoto allows for a higher focusing distance, but not much more. The best results come from my modified macro lens. The magnification is awesome, retaining crisp, clean details. The only issue some might have is the extremely shallow depth of field, but this is always an issue with macro photography, and there are ways to remedy the problem. Overall, I am totally happy with the product, and use it every day.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Wonderful budget product


from Kolkata,India  -  Photo Enthusiast

After a long hunting for macrography finally I found this product which is quite satisfactory in terms of output.I used it on my 55-300mm nikkor lens for shooting domestic ants and got very good results as this are the first time shots for macro.As you used to it you will get better results thats I am sure.Initially while using your AF will hunt enormously at 300mm so better go with manual focus only at higher focal length otherwise you can use AF at lower FL like 100mm,135mm and so on.As per other reviews also it works great on telephoto lens compare to other kit lenses bcoz they can give you max till 55mm so better use any telephoto lens attached with raynox dcr-250 will give you awesome results.I ordered from Bangalore(India) and within 5 days it reach to me without any much hassle.Service was also good.Adorama keep posting me the tracking status.So,overall experience was very good with product and service.Cheers!!!


Pretty Good


from elizabeth city, nc  -  Casual Photographer

good product, hard to get it adjusted though.


Just what I wanted


from Queens, NY  -  Pro Photographer

I bought this to get the inscriptions on rings without spending $500 on a macro lens. Instead I attach this no top of my 50mm f/1.8 and I get the results I want. Its amazing. The only con is the plastic cover that comes with it, there is no easy way to remove it from the lens. I have to unscrew it and then remove the plastic lid and screw it back on.


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
BERNABE H  To experience macro photography
Jim J  How come there is no list for fitment of this lens... ? I have a Sony DSC-H300 not the X and wonder if this would be a good addition to this camera. I am still pretty new to the digital camera world... I want to shoot pictures of small objects, thanks
MARIE'JEANNA C  As mentioned in the About section, the lens connects via a snap on mount so it fits many different lenses. It is a great way to begin shooting macro.
Shopper  I need an adapter that goes to 77. What do I need to do? I got the universal adapter thinking I had the correct one. My lens is 18-200 for my Nikon D7000
DAN W  Your Raynox universal mount will fit lenses with 52mm to 67mm filter threads. Your 18-200 Nikkor has a 72mm filter thread so you need a step-down ring to mount on your 18-200 that will step done your lens filter size from 72 to 67mm (that is the maximum size the Raynox mount will fit). If you go too small (like a 67 to 57mm step down ring) you will have vignetting in your images, so I would use the 72 to 67 step down ring. With the step down ring on your lens it will then allow the Raynox Universal Mount to snap on to the step down ring with the Raynox 250 lens screwed into the mount. I use my Raynox 250 all the time with many of my lenses but not too often with my 72 or 77mm filter size lenses. If you are doing macro work you are typically looking for sharpness in your final image and zoom lenses will not do that as well as prime lenses will. If you have other lenses you may find that you do not need step-up/down rings since the Raynox will fit 52-67mm. Look into a true Nikon or Tamron Macro Lens that typically have filter threads around 62mm and the Raynox will fit without the rings. If you want a complete kit that will adapt your lenses (below 52mm and above 67mm) to the Raynox you may just want to buy a set of step up/down rings.....or just buy them individually as you wish. You can get them at Adorama, Ebay or any photo supplier.
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