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Extension Tube Thread - All lenses

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Jan 27, 2015 21:17 |  #1

So I am considering purchasing extension tubes instead of a macro lens and there is no place (to my knowledge) to see a bunch of shots of normal lenses + tubes.

If you post an image please post what tubes and what lens was used to make the image. Sadly since i don't have any yet i can't contribute right away.

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Jan 29, 2015 06:48 |  #2

I just bought a cheap one on amazon waiting for it, got delayed due to the storm. Will post some pictures as soon as I get it. :-)


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Feb 12, 2015 14:18 |  #3

Canon 600D with an M42 Carl Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 Jena Tessar lens adapted to Canon FD extension tubes with an M42 adapter then FD-EF adapter


Canon 50D with my Canon 60mm f/2.8 USM macro lens + auto extension tubes

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Jan 18, 2016 20:33 |  #4

This shot with a stack of 3 XIT autofocus tubes (13mm, 21mm, 31mm, respectively) attached to my 100 mm 2.8 macro USM. I think they were around 50 bucks for the set on amazon. Without a heavy crop you can't get near this close to a snowflake with just a 1:1 macro lens. You need a little help! My camera won't allow for much upscaling without adding a ton of noise.

I don't have any images shot with them attached to a normal lens. But they do make a difference. I've seen people who have shot that way. Very good results. They are an inexpensive way to get into macro photography. There is no glass in them, so no optics to affect image quality. They only serve to move the lens further away from the sensor. Which somehow allows you to focus closer to an object. I don't know the science behind it, but I do know they work. One thing I'd recommend is get an autofocus set. This way your camera and lens can still communicate. Otherwise you'll be stuck wide open. I use manual focus anyway for macro, but to have the option for auto focus is nice. And being able to change the aperture too.

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