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Extension tubes on the 70-200?

 
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Mar 20, 2012 18:10 |  #1

Has anyone tried using extension tubes with the 70-200 f2.8 IS II?

I just cant justify having a dedicated macro lens, but there are some occasional instances when I wished I had one. Are extension tubes the solution?

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Mar 20, 2012 20:23 |  #2

Hi Patrick,

This was done with the Mark I and a 25mm extension tube. I would imagine the Mark II would do even better.

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You might do a search in the Lens Sample Photo Archive subforum attached to this one. Maybe someone has posted some lens + extension shots there.

I recommend the Kenko tubeset (external link)... It's a good value and well enough made for use with a heavy lens. Three tubes - 12mm, 20mm and 36mm - are pretty versatile.

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Mar 20, 2012 21:33 |  #3

Look at the 77mm 500D diopter. I was pretty impressed with the quality I have seen in images around the web. I don't have one yet, but it is on the way.

Extension tubes are way cheaper, however..




  
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Mar 20, 2012 22:19 |  #4

I love the images that I get with my 70-200mm f/4 non-IS. BTW, Art Wolfe used kenko extension tubes with the 70-200mm f4 IS in one of the episodes of Travels to the Edge.




  
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Mar 21, 2012 00:09 |  #5

pxchoi wrote in post #14121839 (external link)
Has anyone tried using extension tubes with the 70-200 f2.8 IS II?

I just cant justify having a dedicated macro lens, but there are some occasional instances when I wished I had one. Are extension tubes the solution?

Thanks

I've done some ok closeups with my 70-200 and the 1.4 II TC, but I don't have any tubes. I have been considering buying a set, but haven't pulled the trigger. This was from a few months ago, handheld with 70-200 f4 IS and the teleconverter (zoom was 189 - 265mm with TC). Shot at f4 - 1/250 sec, ISO 200 from about 5 feet away, then cropped. The critter was a bout 1.5" long.

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Mar 21, 2012 02:05 |  #6

I don't have the 70-200. I attached a photo of my rosemary bottle in the kitchen, taken with a Rebel, 50mm f1.8, and all 3 extension tubes from the Kenko set. I cropped slightly to lower the file size. The blurry-ness comes from the bottle and its curvatures.
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Mar 21, 2012 03:11 |  #7

I use the 70-200 f/4 with extension tubes for close ups of flowers:

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Mar 21, 2012 13:45 |  #8

Mark-B wrote in post #14124318 (external link)
I use the 70-200 f/4 with extension tubes for close ups of flowers:

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Very nice work, which extension tubes were you using?


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Mar 21, 2012 14:01 |  #9

Next question, when you shoot Macro, do you leave the camera in Manual or Macro mode with the 70-200?


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Mar 21, 2012 14:15 |  #10

I shoot the 70-200 with Canon's 12mm extension tube. I haven't needed a longer extension tube for the "macro" type studio work I shoot irregularly.

To answer your second question: Manual mode. Though the 7D and 5D don't offer a macro mode you speak of.


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Mar 21, 2012 14:16 |  #11

Solid work Mark!


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Mar 21, 2012 14:17 |  #12

pxchoi wrote in post #14126819 (external link)
Very nice work, which extension tubes were you using?

I use the Kenko tubes. All but #4 are with just the 36mm tube attached. This is my favorite setup because it gives me nice detail with a decent working distance.

The purple flower in #4 was with all three tubes attached - 12mm, 20mm, 36mm. The flower is only about 1/2 inch across and I was able to fill the frame with it. When using all 3 tubes, I usually have to take the hood off because it will touch the flower and block all the light.

The nice thing about using tubes with the 70-200 is that you can pick your working distance (within reason), focus with the zoom ring, then fine tune your focus with the focus ring (or auto focus). Also, because the lens has internal focus and always stays the same distance from the subject, you can put it on a tripod, and try focus stacking (external link).


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Mar 21, 2012 17:07 |  #13

BufordFZ1 wrote in post #14126885 (external link)
Next question, when you shoot Macro, do you leave the camera in Manual or Macro mode with the 70-200?

For macro work, I normally shoot in Av or M mode, and turn the lens switch from AF to MF. You want to manually focus when shooting macro.


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Mar 29, 2012 04:10 |  #14

Mark-B wrote in post #14124318 (external link)
I use the 70-200 f/4 with extension tubes for close ups of flowers:

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Stunning shots.Absolutly fantastic colour.
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