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Zeikos ZE-CVAFN Auto Focus Macro Extension Tubes for Nikon

3.6 out of 5 stars 150 customer reviews
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Product Description

The Zeikos ZE-CVAFN Auto Focus Macro Extension Tubes are perfect for taking photos of flowers, bugs, coins, and any other close-up objects that you want. 3 tubes are provided (13mm, 21mm & 31mm). They can be used individually or in combination to obtain the desired effect. they are compatible with Nikon DSLR's or Film cameras.

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Product Dimensions 3 x 3.4 x 3.2 inches
Item Weight 4.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 8 ounces
ASIN B003IVZVDO
Item model number ZE-CVAFN
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3.6 out of 5 stars 150 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #100 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Lens Accessories > Extension Tubes
Date first available at Amazon.com April 23, 2010

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By Michael A. Salcito on October 14, 2010
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These package of 3 extension tubes worked great from the first time I put one on. I tried the 36mm first. AF no problem on my Nikon 105 mm 2.8D. I then stacked the 20mm on top of the 36mm Wow what a close up. Then I added the 12mm and oh boy! Super close ups all metering & Af worked just fine. I am using them on my Nikon D 90
You need to be at F32 at least because you have so little depth of field with the extension tubes stacked. But that is what I wanted. You can't beat this price for a set of 3 tubes. The Nikon ones are manual only. The Kenko are a bit better quality but cost 2-1/2 times the price. So if you're like me & want to play around with ultra macro (I mean photographing the hairs on a sugar ant), then this setup works just fine. I feel I got my money's worth. I purchased a 12mm Kenko and that did not have the reach I wanted. I returned the Kenko because the Kenko tube was more $ than all three of the Zeikos ZE-CVAFN Auto Focus Macro Extension Tubes. If you're a hobbyist, or amature, then these tubes work extremely well.
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I read the reviews for the Zeikos (and other economy) extension tube sets which were mostly favourable, but some people reported problems with the tubes being so tight they would not disengage or so loose the mount bent under the weight of the lens. I therefore first checked the assembly by attaching the tubes to themselves in various orders and had no problems. I then progressed to the camera (Nikon D3000) and lens (AF-S 55-200 mm 1:4-5.6 VR) and again had no problems disengaging or with bending - but the lens and camera are also made of light weght plastic. Exchanging tubes was a little more fiddly compared to the lens but not by much (3 second job instead of 2).

My main reason for buying these rings is to photograph butterflies where the 12 mm ring alone brings the closest focus distance of the above lens down from 3 ft to 1 ft when on the 200 mm FL setting. Auto focus worked fine. Even with all 3 tubes attached, autofocus generally worked especially if the subject was fairly two-dimensional but obviously the focus had to be within range, which is very limited for short focal length settings of the zoom (checked by switching to manual focus). For close-ups where object and image size are close, it would be sensible to use manual focus anyway and set it roughly 1/3 into the desired depth of field by moving the camera. So overall I am very satisfied with the product.
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Let me say after reading other reviews online about this product, my expectations were low. Being that I'm on a budget and that I do very little macro photography I thought I would give them a shot for the price. First the negative. The plastic used for this product is not of "Nikon quality." (Not even close.) The contacts where the lens attaches also appear to be of a low quality. With that said, I feel that it is a great product for the price I paid for them. I have complete faith that they will support my Nikkor 105mm VR Micro lens. So much so, I'll sling it over my shoulder on the tripod just as I always have. (And that means something. I really love that glass.) I've had no connectivity issues as others have described. They simply work. There is no visible weatherproofing and I would not walk around on a rainy day with the tubes attached. With all that said. I think this is a great product for the price. If you want a high-grade weatherproofed product, I'd look somewhere else.
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I've never had/used extension tubes, my photography had mostly involved people and landscapes, but I found myself increasingly interested in more diverse techniques, including long-exposure and what I'd call "subject studies" (musical instruments, wineglasses lit by candles, icicles) including close-ups that were sometimes pushing the limit of my shortest lens (a 50mm F/1.4G)

Now I'm no pro, I seldom earn money at this; I've had a little formal training, and I have a good working grasp of depth of field, and I love vibration reduction because I don't usually like to bother with a tripod. It's probably relevant to know I paired these to a Nikon D5000, so there's already some funny math involving the focal length as it regards hitting the DX sensor, and to set the stage the lens in question has a minimum focus range around 16-18" which already allows for some fairly close-in work.

With the 20mm tube on I can focus as close as 4" but (and this is a big but for most people) if I've got the lens open all the way to F1.4 and focus that close the depth of field is quite literally no more than 1/16" and for a lot of subjects that's really not enough. Even set to max/infinite range the effective focus point is well inside a foot (with this particular geometry, I haven't tested the 12mm tube in such exacting detail yet.
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