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  • A must for macro photographers

    posted by stn67 on 06/28/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    + low price

    + made out of metal

    + three tubes yield six different combinations to fit your macro needs

    + extension tubes don't affect the image quality

    Cons:

    - the metal threads for attaching the tubes and mounts make a grating noise when screwed

    - the camera body mount does not fit so well, it only turns about 30 degrees before halting

    - the threads and mounts may lock very tightly together if turned too hard

    - no caps, but you can buy a set here for less than $3

    OtherThoughts:

    Be very careful when attaching the tube mount to camera, it will turn only a short amount. If you try to turn it up to the locking pin, the metal will grind very tightly into the camera bayonet and raw force will be needed to get it off.

    Bottomline:

    Very affordable set of three different sized extension tubes plus the two mounts, one for camera body and on for the lens. The Pentax mount does not fit well, so use with caution.

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