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Apr 19, 2008 12:39 |  #1

Does anyone know if this Tube Set will work with the Canon 70-300f4-5.6 IS USM?

If not, any recommendations?


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Apr 19, 2008 13:15 |  #2

It will work with any lens with an EF mount. You can also use EF-s lenses if you trim off some of the excess plastic on the tubes.


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Apr 19, 2008 15:06 |  #3

nothsa wrote in post #5362038 (external link)
It will work with any lens with an EF mount. You can also use EF-s lenses if you trim off some of the excess plastic on the tubes.

Thanks for the info.


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Apr 19, 2008 15:19 as a reply to  @ scrumpy's post |  #4

A little additional info....you will achieve magnification between 0.22x (12mm tube) to approx 0.47x (full set) at minimum focus distance. The light loss may become an issue with too much extension though.

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Apr 19, 2008 16:47 as a reply to  @ Canon Bob's post |  #5

The Kenko tubes now come marked with the white "EF-S" insertion point, and I haven't had any problems with EF-S lenses (17-85 kit lens).


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Apr 19, 2008 16:56 |  #6

Why I'm asking is, having now got the 70-300 with IS, and it works very well; with a set of tubes I could also use it for fairly close macro stuff. I have the Sigma 105 macro which is excellent, but for me, holding it steady is a different matter!

If the 70-300 works with the tubes, and it looks as if it will thanks to you folk, I'd sell the Sigma.


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Apr 19, 2008 17:08 |  #7

scrumpy wrote in post #5363015 (external link)
Why I'm asking is, having now got the 70-300 with IS, and it works very well; with a set of tubes I could also use it for fairly close macro stuff. I have the Sigma 105 macro which is excellent, but for me, holding it steady is a different matter!

If the 70-300 works with the tubes, and it looks as if it will thanks to you folk, I'd sell the Sigma.

Hope you don't mind me saying but you're going to take a huge IQ hit when comparing the 70-300 to the 105 for macro shots....the difference will be staggering.

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Jun 23, 2008 12:15 as a reply to  @ Canon Bob's post |  #8

I had a further question in this matter. I do not have any macro gear but I do like to take pictures of dragonflies and butterflies and the likes. I have the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 and I find it works great but sometimes I'd like to be able to focus a tad closer. How much closer would you get with the extension tubes?

Looking for info on either the Kenko set or the Canon 25mm.

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Jun 23, 2008 12:58 |  #9

GT41 wrote in post #5776140 (external link)
I had a further question in this matter. I do not have any macro gear but I do like to take pictures of dragonflies and butterflies and the likes. I have the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 and I find it works great but sometimes I'd like to be able to focus a tad closer. How much closer would you get with the extension tubes?

Looking for info on either the Kenko set or the Canon 25mm.

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Focus closer ... like getting closer.... or getting more detail!!
You will have to get closer to the subject to get focus and you will
get more detail with the extension tubes!

If you really want to get close buy a Sigma 60mm 2.8 Macro 1:1 or the 105mm 2.8 Macro 1:1. Both the Sigma lenses are 2x the price of the Tubes... thats
a good deal!!


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Jun 26, 2008 15:17 as a reply to  @ Overkill's post |  #10

I'm photographing dragonflies and such so I don't need to be super close, in fact getting very close would most likely scare them away, but without tubes you need to be at least a meter and a half away from the things for it to focus.

I'm wondering if I have the tubes how much closer I can get and still be in focus.

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Jun 27, 2008 09:16 |  #11

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I'm photographing dragonflies and such so I don't need to be super close, in fact getting very close would most likely scare them away, but without tubes you need to be at least a meter and a half away from the things for it to focus.

I'm wondering if I have the tubes how much closer I can get and still be in focus.

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With the Tubes you will have to get closer to get focus! (i think)!

If you want to obtain focus 1:1 from a greater distance... go for
a 150mm + Marcro 1:1 lens! (180mm canon)!


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Jun 27, 2008 20:48 |  #12

the tubes do work on the lens...but if you could swing it i'm sure a macro dedicated lens would be much better...i can't afford that right now...but happy to see that the tubes work with this lens as well, i bought the tubes to use with my fifty

here's a shot i did last night with the 20+36 tubes attached

edit: i was probably less than a foot away...manual focused


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Jun 27, 2008 20:56 |  #13

Great thing is that you can use the tubes on the 105mm macro!


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Jun 27, 2008 21:12 |  #14

I put a set of all three tubes on my 70-200 2.8 IS and could focus within 1 inch of the subject.


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Jul 06, 2008 19:49 |  #15

I've had my Kenko extension tubes for about a month now, and I'm in love with the whole concept!..As a matter of fact, I've already created about seven (7) youtube slideshow which were all done with these amazing Kenko tubes.

I'm attaching one of my slideshows to show you what I'm talking about. If you like what you see and hear, please send me a youtube comment..
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