User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Extension tube options

  1. #1
    Ausphotography Regular wideangle's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Sep 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    1,460
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Extension tube options

    Looking at the options for extension tubes. I have heard a lot about kenko (they come in a set), do people think these are the best option, or are other brands worth considering?
    please ask before PP my images

    "Life is what happens to you while your busy making other plans"

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    26 May 2008
    Location
    Launceston
    Posts
    2,014
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I reckon the kenko are good value for money. Our next LPS club meeting is a macro one,I'll bring mine along and you can have a try with them if you like.
    Cheers, Lani.
    Bodies: Nikon D700, D300 Primes: Nikon 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4G, 105mm VR 2.8, 300mm f4. Zooms: Nikon 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200VR II 2.8, Sigma 10-20mm Processing: Photoshop CS5 extended, LR 3.2.


  3. #3
    Ausphotography Regular
    Threadstarter
    wideangle's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Sep 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    1,460
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks Lani, would also be interested to know if people use extension tubes with dedicated macro lenses too?

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    12 Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    7,837
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Extension tube options

    Yes to both


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Darren
    Gear : Nikon Goodness
    Website : http://www.peakactionimages.com
    Please support Precious Hearts
    Constructive Critique of my images always appreciated

  5. #5
    Member Schmenz's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 May 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    93
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i got non branded cheapies. cost me $12 i think. (total spur of the moment ebay thing) The kenko ones are nifty as they have a proper connection allowing you to change the aperture.(correct me if im wrong).

    Whereas I have to use full manual on mine.

    I am still very much a beginner at them! But I figured $12 was ok to spend and might help curb my desperation for a macro lens for a while. (It was great until i tested the canon 100mm f2.8L macro lens )

  6. #6
    Who me? dbax's Avatar
    Join Date
    02 Sep 2007
    Location
    Tweed Heads
    Posts
    2,749
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've got the Kenko set WA, they work well, I tend to use then with the nifty fifty
    Cheers David.

    Canon 40D/EF-S 17-85 mm IS/Kenko Extenson Tubes/Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II (nifty fifty)
    Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 /Sigma 70-200/ Sigma 1.4 teleconverter/ some Conkin filters | Adobe Photoshop CS6



  7. #7
    Member NikonUser's Avatar
    Join Date
    02 Apr 2010
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I own the Kenko set for Nikon. Although they are made of plastic (with metal mounts), they seem quite strong. When stacking all three on my 180mm macro I sometimes wish for more sturdyness, but they're ok for the price. (And the only set available that have all the electrical contacts for Nikon cameras I think)

    Paul
    Australian Nature Photography

    Nikon D7000
    Nikkor 12-24, Nikkor 28-70/2.8, Nikkor 50/1.8, Tamron 60/2, Sigma 100-300/4, Sigma 180/3.5 macro, Nikkor 500/4, 1.4x TC, 1.7x TC

    (Comments And Critique On My Images Most Welcome)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •