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Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-up for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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  • Kit includes camera mount coupling adapter, lens mount coupling adapter, extension tube 1, tube 2, tube 3
  • Fits Olympus PEN E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-P2, E-P3, E-M, OM-D, E-M5, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, G2, G3, G10, GX1, GH1, GH2, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, AG-AF100
  • Any combination for various Macro Effect
  • 24 month manufacture warranty
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  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0054EPPZM
  • Item model number: 10-MCR-MFT-Kit
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 5, 2011

Product Description

A Macro Extension Tube is an affordable and simple way to turn your existing lens into a Macro Lenses. Unlike the add-on close-up lens, it will not alter the optical quality. The extension tube will work with you Micro Four Thirds Camera. The Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube provides you with 2 mounting rings and 3 middle extension sections that allow you to make close-up photos when using your digital or film SLR cameras. You can change the magnification of your lens by using the mounting rings with (or even without) the extension tubes to increase your ability to take close up photographs.

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Customer Reviews

Great option for macro photography without spending hundreds on a new lens!
Rob
There is no electrical contact for auto focus and aperture, so you might as well go with manual lenses.
Alfred R. Marzian
The negative is that the button for the spring-loaded locking pin fell off and got lost.
Lincoln F. Brigham Jr.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By MJK on February 17, 2012
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These extension tubes are a very cheap way to obtain super-macro capabilities with a Panasonic Micro 4/3rds camera. If one reads the information from the actual Fotodiox site they will note that these extension tubes will not work in automatic mode. I think you can probably get such a set somewhere but at 10 times the price of these. It does mean that you have to switch the camera to the "no lens" mode, and run it in aperture priority or manual mode in order to take a picture. Obviously the 5 star rating considers the price. These are great tubes for the price but do not work in auto.

I consider the Fotodiox tubes to be high quality. They lock snugly in place and have the feel of quality equipment.

One problem I did have at first was that I did not know how to use the lens release mechanism. I called Fotodiox and they emailed me a video that showed how easy it was to use the release. It is hard to explain, but the button doesn't push in or pull out. You have to pull it back towards the camera to get it to release.

With the Micro 4/3rds it's hard to imagine ever using all three extensions together. I'd think the item you were taking a pic of would need to be sitting right on top of the camera lens. Even with the single extension, with the lens at 14mm-42mm lens at 14mm, the object was in focus with it sitting right up against the lens protection filter. This of coarse is a function of the camera and lens, not the extension tube.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Alfred R. Marzian on January 1, 2012
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There's not really much to say about a product as simple as this. They appear well made, and they work as advertised. I have over tightened them and had a time freeing the elements from each other. Placing the female end next to a warm surface, like your body, and allow it to heat up. The ring will expand enough to loosen the ring.

I use these with legacy lenses and an adaptor. There is no electrical contact for auto focus and aperture, so you might as well go with manual lenses.

With macro, the act of capturing the image is as satisfying as the results, so forget about auto everything and delve into the joy of being part of the creative process.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Luis Vergani on January 31, 2012
The extension rings thread smoothly and firmly, are inexpensive, and perform the job as they are intended to.
The kit is actually 5 pieces: lens adapter, camera adapter plus three optional rings 7, 14 and 28 mm long, which you can use either none, one or several rings.
But, some inconveniencies:
First, they isolate the electrical connection between lens and camera, autofocus and antishake are gone. No issue for me - I am using the extension rings to adapt a 50mm lens from my old Minolta on my new Panasonic G3, which wouldn't provide those functions anyway.
Second, as the pieces screw in with each other, and don't stop at the same place, the lens will not appear right side up, but anywhere round the clock.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dave Tainer on March 30, 2013
This works, and works very well, but you cannot use it with Panasonic or Olympus m43 lenses since there is no way to focus (because there is no electrical contact--for that you need the much more expensive Kenko tubes). If you have Olympus Zuiko or other brands of legacy glass with the necessary m43 adapter, then you will be very satisfied. I have a nice 50mm f1.4 Olympus Zuiko from my old film camera days using the fotodiox Oly-m43 adapter which I attached to these tubes and was able to get better than lifesize (1:1) macro shots.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By pasquale on August 5, 2014
Do NOT BUY THIS, buy the "automatic" extension tubes instead, such as the Neewer (at http://www.amazon.com/Neewer%C2%AE-Automatic-Extension-Olympus-Panasonic/dp/B00E38CTVI/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1407284407&sr=1-2-fkmr2&keywords=neewer+automatic+extension+tube+for+m43). The problem with these traditional (non-automatic) extension tubes is that Lumix lenses are "fly-by-wire" manual focus and require an electrical connection to the camera body to focus at all - yes, "at all", manual focus is gone as well as autofocus. **This** type of extension tube turns your Lumix lens into a fixed focus lens, no lens focus is possible. You are stuck with "focus by positioning the camera closer to or farther way from, the subject", period. The automatic extension tubes do cost more but IMHO they are worth it, as they allow both autofocus and manual focus.

FWIW, these extension tubes are well made and modestly priced. It's just that for "fly-by-wire" lenses they are unsuitable. Usable, but unsuitable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William Siler on April 23, 2012
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This item makes a useable, inexpensive macro system with fine image quality. It works as it should with manual focus lenses and the fit is perfect. As for dificulty in getting it off, it's easy when you know the trick mentioned in another review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John McQuitty on December 27, 2013
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it works for what it was designed for, BUT some guy with gorilla hand must have assembled it in the factory as two of the rings seem to have welded themselves together. I have not been able to get them apart, even by putting it in a vice and using pliers. I have used the set with a couple of old lenses that I got cheap, but have been a bit put off using it with a relatively expensive lens as I want to be sure the aluminum body of the rings do not also weld themselves to the lens. I would emphasize, however, that that has NOT happened, and the rings do fit fine on the camera and lenses that I have tried - but the thought is always there based upon the two rings that will not come apart. If you try it, go slow, and DO NOT use your gorilla hands to fit things together.
Edited 5 Jan 2014 - I have now gotten the rings that were "welded" together apart, and am much happier with this set. Upgraded to 4 stars for functioning, but still 3 stars for initial aggravation. However, works as it should now.
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