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Feb 25, 2006 13:03 |  #1

Hey people....... just thought i'd post this ebay item for some Kenko extension tubes....
the price is fantastic....... even when you take postage into account.....
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …tegoryZ4687QQcm​dZViewItem (external link)

if i'm right the DG version of the set are the ones that will work with ef-s lenses too.

£49 just isn't to be sniffed at and somebody could bag themself a real bargain...... (they retail for $160 at B & H photo, thats about £92 not counting shipping)

I paid 70 quid for my jessops set....(ok it's only saving 20 quid, but 20 quid buys a good few ales down the boozer :))...i've ordered an angle finder from the seller before and the delivery time was very quick..in fact while you're at it ..get an angle finder too :)http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …tegoryZ4687QQcm​dZViewItem (external link)


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Feb 25, 2006 13:24 |  #2

Looks like a bargain- think you'll find they still do not work with EF-S lenses though.
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Feb 25, 2006 13:43 as a reply to  @ LordV's post |  #3

Looks good but I heard they don't work with EF-S


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Feb 25, 2006 13:52 |  #4

Get the Jessops tubes as they work more or less with the EFS series.


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Feb 25, 2006 17:43 |  #5
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The Kenko DG tubes do not work with EF-S lenses, at least according to the official Kenko product website ;) That is an excellent price, I paid something like AU $260 for my set (Sadly, the Australian government makes Australians the most taxed country in the world, hence the high price).

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Feb 26, 2006 03:36 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #6

racketman wrote:
Get the Jessops tubes as they work more or less with the EFS series.

yeah thats the ones i have..... they work fine with the ef-s....
sorry for stating these Kenko ones work with the efs..... i know they do have a set that is compatible... (somehow i got it into my mind that it was the DG series)


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Feb 26, 2006 07:49 as a reply to  @ chemicalbro's post |  #7

Kenko does not make EF-S compatible tubes but the regular ones can be modified buy grinding out the hole in the plastic ring that holds the front electrical contacts. I did mine with a Dremel tool. Obviously great care is needed (not a good place to do your first Dremel use). You need to stop a couple millimeters before you get to the brass pins and go no deeper into the tube than that first plastic ring. All you are doing is making a space to accept the rubber bumper.

I did only my 12mm tube and decided that it really was not worth the effort or risk. 12mm is too much extension for the wide end of the lens and I have a 50mm f/1.8 that does better for that end. Perhaps it would be worth doing if I had a 17-85 (but I don't).


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Mar 04, 2006 15:27 as a reply to  @ dougsmit's post |  #8

Hey guys im looking to get a set of the tubes from ebay. The vendor that sells them is in Hong Kong. Anyone have any experience with this vendor? Ive never ordered anything rfom overseas. Im in the US. Should I just order from here or spend an extra 65 dollars and get them locally? thanks.

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Mar 04, 2006 16:30 as a reply to  @ 4g63photo's post |  #9
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I'd most probably get it over ebay, seller seems quite legit. And after all, money in your pocket is always better than it being in someone elses!

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Mar 04, 2006 16:58 |  #10

i've got an angle finder (5 days to deliver)and i just recieved my battery grip and a replacement eyecup this morning from urgalaxy in hong kong......... i ordered the grip on monday........... i'd recommend this seller


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Mar 06, 2006 00:29 as a reply to  @ 4g63photo's post |  #11

4g63photo wrote:
Hey guys im looking to get a set of the tubes from ebay. The vendor that sells them is in Hong Kong. Anyone have any experience with this vendor? Ive never ordered anything rfom overseas. Im in the US. Should I just order from here or spend an extra 65 dollars and get them locally? thanks.

http://cgi.ebay.com …ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcm​dZViewItem (external link)

I just bought a set from that seller (99.9% sure that one) and received them in about a week and a half. Thers definately nothing wrong with that seller.




  
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Mar 06, 2006 01:09 as a reply to  @ CONSTANTINE's post |  #12

I got a sigma50-500 from them £230.00 cheeper than the best UK price it arrived 4days after the funds cleared.

superb company.

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Mar 06, 2006 01:55 as a reply to  @ wilky95's post |  #13

Thanks guys. I ordered them. Im going to order the grip from that seller too. I cant wait.


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Mar 06, 2006 02:51 |  #14

Thanks for the link Alan, I'm going to order a set too!


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Mar 06, 2006 12:21 as a reply to  @ BigAl-SA's post |  #15

Thanks for the link. I have ordered them today.


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