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p.1 #1 · Extension tubes????


Just geeting into macro and have one simple question, does brand matter?

I use Canon but I noticed Kenko is a little less expensive...

What do you folks suggest? Let me know...



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Sep 05, 2013 at 01:50 PM
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p.1 #2 · Extension tubes????


Well tubes are just air, no glass. The only difference is build quality and if they communicate with the camera. I went with the Kenko’s.


Sep 05, 2013 at 02:48 PM
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p.1 #3 · Extension tubes????


Makes sense, I see your logic ...I was leaning in this direction!


Thx!



Sep 05, 2013 at 02:55 PM
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p.1 #4 · Extension tubes????


I have the Canon tubes myself. IIRC you have to blow the air out of the Kenko tubes each time you use them


Sep 05, 2013 at 03:16 PM
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p.1 #5 · Extension tubes????


Really ? I don't think I care to do that...

Thx!



Sep 05, 2013 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #6 · Extension tubes????


No problems with my kenkos. Definitely recommended.


Sep 05, 2013 at 05:59 PM
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p.1 #7 · Extension tubes????


Lesaus was being comical, that's all.

There is no glass in an extension tube, no matter who makes it.

I use Kenko tubes with my Nikon gear with no problem. They are not as "firm" a fit as my old (totally manual) Nikon tubes, but they do have all the electronic connections, which is a big plus with my Sigma 150 macro and the Nikon 105 macro lenses.

Gene



Sep 05, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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p.1 #8 · Extension tubes????


I've had my Kenko tubes for years with no problems, and the price in nice.

Bill



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p.1 #9 · Extension tubes????


I was looking into the Kenkos myself but decided to try the Vellos that were a little cheaper. No complaints as they work as they should.


Sep 08, 2013 at 03:44 AM
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p.1 #10 · Extension tubes????


15Bit wrote:
No problems with my kenkos. Definitely recommended.


+1



Sep 08, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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p.1 #11 · Extension tubes????


The main difference between extension tube set (aside from smoothness of the mount, etc.) is whether it maintains the electrical connection between the camera and lens. You can buy very inexpensive tube sets which do not do that,, so you would have to meter and focus manually. The Canon tubes, of course, and the Kenko tubes have the electrical contacts; so do others -- you just need to be careful to note which is which before you buy.

Dave



Sep 10, 2013 at 04:42 PM
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p.1 #12 · Extension tubes????


15Bit wrote:
No problems with my kenkos. Definitely recommended.


+1



Sep 10, 2013 at 05:10 PM
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p.1 #13 · Extension tubes????


I have Canon ones and I don't do macro, but if I had a lens being held out by some tubes I would trust the Canon ones much more than the kenkos. I'm sure it's not likely to happen, but it's cheaper insurance than getting monthly insurance.


Sep 13, 2013 at 01:03 AM
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p.1 #14 · Extension tubes????


Have both, not much difference except price.


Sep 13, 2013 at 01:07 AM
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p.1 #15 · Extension tubes????


Don't have any problems with Kenko's.


Sep 19, 2013 at 06:46 PM





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