My new lens arrived close to 1400 so it was too late to go anywhere and really give it a good try. I walked out in the yard a bit just trying various things. I am quite pleased for first shots and hand holding. I can see though that once I start making some serious efforts a tripod will be essential. With the magnification the hand shakes show up. Thank heavens for image stabilization.
I am looking forward to experimenting and see what I can come up with. I really like the fact that using this lens (Raynox DCR-250), that I have the flexibility to use on several different lenses and with different cameras.