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    Extentions tube

    Hi,

    I am looking for extention tubes for macro photography.

    I am looking for kenko but not sure which one support EFS lens.

    Any ideas.

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    my kenko extension tubes work fine with ef and ef-s. i think as long as you make sure they're canon-compatible, you should be fine
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    does all extention tube from kenko (canon) support EFS.

    I have read some were that there are some which does not support EFS lens.

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    http://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/

    DD are in North Sydney....... just make sure they have the stock in store....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pix View Post
    http://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/

    DD are in North Sydney....... just make sure they have the stock in store....
    Its quite expensive compare to ebay stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwood View Post
    Its quite expensive compare to ebay stores.
    Heard many sad stories about Ebay extension tubes.
    Many of the ebay extension tubes unfortunately have no contacts or contacts that don't work with any camera, let alone EFS. You get what you pay for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwood View Post
    Its quite expensive compare to ebay stores.
    ....... I just won't bother any more....... cheap photographic equipment is not worth buying

    if you want cheap, don't ask
    Last edited by Big Pix; 06-05-2010 at 11:25pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pix View Post
    ....... I just won't bother any more....... cheap photographic equipment is not worth buying

    if you want cheap, don't ask
    I am talking about the kenko extention tube DG version which is same as shown on DD website and is $215+ postage and the same one on ebay is $145-150 for canon version. What I wanted to know was if these do AF and can be used with EFS.

    Thanks for your advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwood View Post
    I am talking about the kenko extention tube DG version which is same as shown on DD website and is $215+ postage and the same one on ebay is $145-150 for canon version. What I wanted to know was if these do AF and can be used with EFS.

    Thanks for your advice.

    "Heard many sad stories about Ebay extension tubes.
    Many of the ebay extension tubes unfortunately have no contacts or contacts that don't work with any camera, let alone EFS. You get what you pay for."


    I repeat the advice given above, on Ebay is says they are Kenko tubes!
    They may be they may not be!
    Unfortunately the only why you'll find out on Ebay is after you've paid your hard earned.
    Genuine Kenko tubes do work the AF on EFS cameras I know I have a set!
    I didn't buy through Ebay, I took my camera to the local store put them on and tested. I got what I paid for, genuine Kenko tubes in perfect working order, If I ever have a problem I'll take them back.
    That being said, in my limited macro experience I've found that AF is used little, as manual focus is more useful particularly if your going to stack a group of images.
    So if you do buy from Ebay(and it seems you want the go ahead from someone)Your tubes should still be usable even if the AF doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbax View Post
    "Heard many sad stories about Ebay extension tubes.
    Many of the ebay extension tubes unfortunately have no contacts or contacts that don't work with any camera, let alone EFS. You get what you pay for."


    I repeat the advice given above, on Ebay is says they are Kenko tubes!
    They may be they may not be!
    Unfortunately the only why you'll find out on Ebay is after you've paid your hard earned.
    Genuine Kenko tubes do work the AF on EFS cameras I know I have a set!
    I didn't buy through Ebay, I took my camera to the local store put them on and tested. I got what I paid for, genuine Kenko tubes in perfect working order, If I ever have a problem I'll take them back.
    That being said, in my limited macro experience I've found that AF is used little, as manual focus is more useful particularly if your going to stack a group of images.
    So if you do buy from Ebay(and it seems you want the go ahead from someone)Your tubes should still be usable even if the AF doesn't work.

    Thanks for the advice.

    I have bought few things from the ebay including camera so far I have not burnt my fingers.

    Can't say that I will not have problem in the future.

    I do my research about the seller and look at there feedback related to same product that I am looking to buy.


    Any one has bought things from citywide on ebay?

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    The current version of the Kenko extension tubes supports EFS lenses, so make sure you get current stock. I have the older version on which EFS lens don't fit.
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