Summary: I didn't receive my Raynox yet because it stopped on fiscalization in Brazil. I am waiting ansiously for use it but I think I will need to wait a long time until take my Raynox. Just bad news in the moment.
Summary: Must buy before you spend hundreds on a dedicated macro lens!! if you're interested in macro but are frightened by the high prices of dedicated macro lenses, give this little thing a try before you take the plunge. its simple operation and good quality make it a no brainer in my opinion if you haven't tried macro before. it will get you close and give you an idea of what type of composition you'll get with a fraction of the price.
Summary: Better than expected, superior optical quality. This lens on my Kodak z990 can magnify to the point of microscopic. I took a shot of a mosquito and can clearly see the compound arrangement of the mosquitos eyes. Look at posted sample. I also used it for a photo contest on dpreview.com "The coins" and got second place.Check it out. http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=8489. Amazing little lens.
Summary: Macro lenses are really expensive and, although this lens does not provide the same level of versatility and quality a true Macro lens provide, it is a nice <$100 option if you are just getting your feet wet in Macro photography. The most important feature of a lens is the image quality it produces. The 2-group/3-element composition along with the coated optical glass elements makes for clean and razor sharp images comparable to some macro lenses.