Yesterday I purchased a Raynox DCR-250 super macro conversion lens for my Canon 60d. So far I've tried using it with my Canon 55-250mm IS and I haven't been getting good results. Anybody have experience with this?
I have 2 issues:
1. All my pictures come out with a very shallow DOF even though I'm using a small aperture (f16).
2. Most of the pictures come out blurry. I've tried shooting outside with good light and handheld... it seems like the smallest movement throws the subject out of the viewfinder (especially when I have the lens totally zoomed in which is supposidly how you're suppose to use it, right?). I've used a tripod and that seemed to help a lot, but I don't know how I'm gonna chase a fly around with it.
I bought this lens cause I've read great reviews about it and have seen some really good macro shots with it on Flickr and on this forum. I've read people saying that they took their macro shots handheld with the same lens... if anybody has any tips I would appreciate it! I've checked to see if there were any threads about this, but all I found were reviews about it...
Here are a couple of examples (the most decent ones that came out):