Astounding Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Macros

First published on: Monday, 30 October 2006

Latest update: Bob has a page on the equipment that he uses to take his macro photographs.

These have to be among the best bug macros to have been shot with the Lumix DMC-FZ30.

Bob Frank photographed this series of Dallas Arboretum bug macros with a Raynox DCR-250 close up lens attached to the Panasonic FZ30.
Bug Macros, by Bob Frank with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 + Raynox DCR-250 close up lens

May 22, 2007 update: Bob Frank’s article appears in Nature Photographer Magazine.


  1. View a larger version of the images and read the related forum thread

  2. Postprocessing was done in Photoshop CS2 and Neat Image.

  3. Using a monopod is a big help with focus acquisition.

  4. The clip on the Raynox DCR-250 close up lens makes it easy to attach or remove the lens.

  5. Bob explains the setup for bounced flash.

  6. The Raynox DCR-250 lens allows you to get the camera closer to the subject, thus giving you a larger magnification. A nice tutorial on using the Raynox DCR-250 can be found here.

  7. Enjoy more macro photography at Bob’s macro galleries.

  8. More information on the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens: Reviews and map.

  9. Quick check for latest product prices and ratings for: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 | Raynox DCR-250 closeup lens | Popular Monopods

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