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5.0 out of 5 stars Gets close, good quality, September 25, 2010
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This review is from: Fotodiox Canon EOS Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-Ups (Camera)
This all metal aluminum extension set works fine, see photo above of quarter . I was worried it might touch the body or lens electrical contacts, it doesn't. It has both red dots to align with, not white, EF-S lenses. The locking pin works on my EF-S kit 18-55 lens, but I had to align where I thought the white dot is. I took them all apart and put together. The smallest one was stuck to the ring. I warmed it up on an incandescent light bulb for 45 seconds and it came unstuck. All go together smoothly. I had planned to use manual focus anyway whether I bought to $80 or $170 version or not.I used P setting to take the quarter pic on my Canon Rebel T2i or 550D. I used a simple desklamp 60watt Compact Flourescent for illumination. Also I used live view and view finder as well. If I had to guess I would say the black finish is anodized not paint. The lens side ring is attached by 3 small phillips screws and the lens latch is spring loaded and works ok and is good quality. There is also a small screw that looks like a stop for the camera side attachment.
I may post some more interesting pics as I use it. The best feature of this product is a price I did not have to budget for. Thanks
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Initial post: Oct 31, 2010 12:52:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 2, 2010 3:47:01 AM PDT
PCMentor says:
After using it a bit I realize the aperture is wide open. This makes very shallow depth of field. I am going to see if this can be worked out.

Set the aperture and press the aperture preview button while removing the lens and the aperture stays set. I learned this from another poster.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2010 11:27:23 PM PDT
J. C. Kirk says:
I wonder, if any tubes (except the pricey canon ones) would be able to set the aperture and focus with camera? I know for macro shots it would be better to focus manually but I prefer to auto focus with shutter button half pressed then move the camera to fine tune the focus, unless I'm using a focus mounting hardware (like the four-way brackets I'm seeing on here). But I haven't found a tri-pod "focus-lock-fine-tuning" type of bracket that has good reviews yet. Do you know of any? and I need another tripod head (one that isn't so flimsy) maybe another tri-pod altogether. Have any in mind? Thanks in advance.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2012 5:39:35 AM PDT
PCMentor says:
Hi you might try a box set like CowboyStudio Table Top Photo Studio Light Tent Kit in a Box - 1 Tent, 2 Light Set, 1 Stand, 1 Case The mount for the camera lets you get closer than a tripod would. I have this box but to be honest I never used it with the tubes.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 9:52:29 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 25, 2012 9:53:22 AM PST
1001 says:
"It has both red dots to align with, not white, EF-S lenses. The locking pin works on my EF-S kit 18-55 lens, but I had to align where I thought the white dot is. I took them all apart and put together."

I didn't get it. After alignment was it possible to attach lens with white dot? I have one lens only.
Thanks in advance!
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