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Fotodiox Canon EOS Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-Ups
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- Will not alter optical quality
- All Metal Construction
- Multiple combinations available for multiple macro effects
- Includes a 24 Month Manufacturer Warranty
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|Item Weight||0.24 pounds|
|Package Height||2.52 x 2.68 x 2.83 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.26 pounds|
The camera mount coupling adapter and lens mount coupling adapter can be used independently of the extension tubes or you can add in the tubes for extreme Macro photography. Because no other optical components are added with this kit, the image preserves the original optical properties of the lens. This is an affordable and simple way to turn your existing lens into a MACRO LENS. This tube set includes a lens-coupling ring and a body-coupling ring; three extension tubes of various sizes are also included to build up to the desired magnification. Life size image can be achieved with this set up. See details specification at the table below. Specs are based on a 50mm f1.4 lens.
(including, but not limited to)
Canon 1d/1ds, Mark II, III, IV, X, C, 5D, 5D Mark II/III, 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da
Rebel xt, xti, xs, xsi, t1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 1000D
The extension ring set has no electrical contact, so you will have to set your camera in manual focusing and manual exposure, or aperture priority mode for metering.
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As far as the product itself, it's pretty nice for the price. Doesn't have the finely machined feel of an expensive lens or filter, but it's not cheap junk either. The threads all turn smoothly with no resistance, and the lens and camera mounts fit tightly.
And as a final note, don't even think about trying to use this without off camera lighting. Even in daylight, the pics will likely turn out underexposed when focused in this closely unless you have some extra lighting to hold up to the subject. The on camera flash is useless when you're focused on something half an inch away from your lens as well.
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But after using this product am completely sold unto macro photography. with the three rings attached I was able to get much closer than the lens could on its own
and I was pretty amazed at the details... WOW.
Attaching the tube to the camera and lens was easy and surprisingly quick. However, ever removing it from the camera body was a challenge until I figured out that you have to push up the little pin while unscrewing the thing. I wish there was some sort of written instructions with it in the box. But once you figure that out its a breeze and an absolute pleasure using. One thing though you must use some external flash source for illumination, an external flash provided all the light I needed and the results were fantastic.
If you are new to this type of photography this is definitely worth the price, plus its made from aluminum so its gonna last a while.
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
IMPORTANT NOTE #1: When I first used it, I couldn't figure out how to "unmount" it from my lens and it comes with no instructions. For 5 minutes I was in a near panic until I realized that the little metal screw on the side is not a screw to hold the mount in place, as it appears to be, but rather it's a little slider switch - simply slide it back and it releases the tube mount. (It sure LOOKS like a screw, curse it all!) I'd have given it 5 stars if it hadn't scared me and had included an instruction sheet.
IMPORTANT NOTE #2: I realized when I ordered these that they would defeat the AUTO-FOCUS feature of the lens, but for macro photography, I was okay with that. What I didn't think about is that the aperture is in the lens, not the camera, so without an electrical connection between the lens and the camera, you also lose APERTURE control, which means you always shoot WIDE OPEN, which gives you a MINISCULE (millimeter or two) depth of field in some cases, unsharp edges, and a tendency to overexpose.
That is not a problem with this product, just an attribute of using extension tubes that you should know about if you haven't used them before.
I give it 5 stars for quality/value, 2.5 stars for usefulness. For the price, a couple of good macro shots makes it worth it, it just won't be easy.
Update # 1-See original review below. As for the eight month update- it no longer holds my lenses. I got very lucky and caught my lens as it came unattached. I re-attached it several times and jiggled it around over the couch and sure enough- it fell off every time. The very button that most reviewers complain about sticking is doing just the opposite for me. It is operated by such a small loose spring that it obviously is the most dysfunctional part on the tube. You can see the profile of this button on the left side of the top ring in the picture. So- lesson learned for me. Saving a buck is not worth risking a thousand. I believe my next venture with be Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG 12mm, 20mm, and 36mm Tubes for Nikon AF Digital and Film Cameras - AEXRUBEDGC.
Original review April 2012
I looked at this for a month before committing. I was hesitant due to some bad reviews but then stumbled on the tips someone wrote in the comments section of another customers bad review. That tip was to change and set the aperture manually to a higher fstop in MANUAL mode. If you don't, you will get such a shallow depth of field that it may appear to be junk. So... that tip made me buy it. Like others have mentioned, it takes a minute to get used to how to focus but when you do achieve focus- It's amazing. It works very well with my Canon 18-55 and especially well with my canon 55-250. In a nutshell- you can but this for $12 bucks and spend a few extra minutes with adjustments or spend hundreds on a real macro lens. Until I can justify the expense, I will stick with making my own adjustments. For $12- this absolutely gets 5 stars!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
DOF gets so short that it is un-usable for a decent photo ..I find , have not tried much, have put them back in their Box and will give them away.Published 2 days ago by Mike
I did not realize that it could do what it does, as well as it does. Most of the macro pictures that I take are of things that I don't need to be in a hurry to set up for, so this... Read morePublished 4 days ago by G-Man
Now I can do macro shots without having to spend $250.00+++ for a macro lensePublished 5 days ago by Hawkshaw
Paid for 2 day shipping and the damn thing is screwed on so tight it won't come off. I understand it's not expensive but I still want a product that works. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Erik providence
This product broke off in my camera body and cost $190 to fix the camera! DO NOT BUY THIS!!!Published 10 days ago by Kelly Koehler
It is now Stuck to my lens and will not come off. NOT worth the risk, don't waste your money or time. My lens may be screwed now, even if I do manage to get it off.Published 12 days ago by Chris Gale
Works well on my EOS Canon digital cameras. Mounts between the camera and lens for a super close up of your subject. Good reasonable price also.Published 13 days ago by Pete
They work but are pretty unusable in any practical sense. After a few too shallow focus photos, the novelty wears off.wPublished 13 days ago by Adnan Hussain