Zeikos ZE-CVAFN Auto Focus Macro Extension Tubes for Nikon
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- Photograph Bugs & Flowers
- Auto Focus
- Macro Photography
- Great for Coin & Stamp Collections
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|Item Weight||0.29 pounds|
|Package Height||2.8 x 2.8 x 3.7 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.5 pounds|
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|Item Dimensions||3.4 x 3 x 3.25 in||—||3.4 x 3 x 3.25 in||2.9 x 2.9 x 3.6 in|
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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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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.
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.
I do a lot of wildflower photography so I'll reserve final judgement until I see the results of shooting photos in the field. but, based on a few shots done sitting at my desk, the camera functioned normally with the tubes in place and the results were very good.
I didn't want to carry around a dedicated macro lens as I like a light bag on wedding days, so I knew these macro tubes would do the trick.
To be honest with you, the 12mm extension on my 50mm AFD does the trick! And the 12mm is so slim! Super easy to throw into my bag. I can't imagine using the other 2 rings at this time, but I might play around with them eventually.
I like that these are compatible with both AF-D (the screw type, in-camera AF motor lenses) and the AF-S (lens motorized AF lenses) lenses.
They are made out of plastic and feel cheap, but they're also very light. If you're careful with them then you'll be fine.
Finally, there appears to be some lubrication or grease on the inside of the tubes. Not too much, but enough to give you some warning. I'm going to keep my eye on it for sure.
Anyway, for $65 can you really beat getting 3 different extension tubes for your kit?
I only wish I could have just bought the single 12mm alone!