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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very usefull once you get used to it

    posted by FishyFishCZ on 01/30/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    * Very easy to use * Cheap compared to other similar products * Red point to indicate right orientation * Lock mechanism to avoid accidental loosening of lens * Built of metal
    Cons:
    * Sometimes it is difficult to disconnect two rings * No support for auto-focus and auto-apperture (of course for this price)
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Macro without macro-dedicated lens

    posted by Kinthoriour on 10/04/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Nicely built, full metal, with a nice and easy to use locking system, many magnification powers, and a decent price, this is perfect to discover macro, and maybe one day get a dedicated lens, who knows...?
    Cons:
    None
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    • Overall Rating: 2
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 1
    • Usefulness: 2
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    Needs trimming to make it fit to ME and K-r on original Pentax

    posted by elvinhaak on 07/21/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    After making it fit it is working.
    Cons:
    Really bad fitting on the body: just doesn't fit! It is not just the coating, but you need to use a Dremel, a file or something...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    cheap and cheerful

    posted by Morok on 07/05/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    * Cheap * Nice for macro * Set of 3 tubes
    Cons:
    * without contacts (yeah, there can't be contacts for that price, so it's not real cons) * hard to use (it's a little flimsy a...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great macro mode for this price

    posted by ngabor on 07/22/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    - Only pros - Good build quality. Made of metal - Rings easily changable and fits into the camera body
    Cons:
    - No cons
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice cheap tubes for macro work

    posted by eccs19 on 04/10/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Novice (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Cheap extension tubes for playing around with macro work. No glass to distort your image quality. Worked with my M42 to K mount adapter. I've seen others from China that were cheap looking. These ones seems to appear a little better built.
    Cons:
    Won't communicate with auto lenses. This doesn't bother me, as I've got all manual lenses.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Nice choice for mcaro lovers

    posted by ebrium on 09/20/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Novice (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Its a better choice than macro filters, as it doesn't change your image, if you settle it right you can really make great macro photos with it
    Cons:
    actually it's impossible to screw the tube all the way in to the lens, although it does the job, and if used with careful you c...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Best for full manual lens

    posted by dmeech on 08/29/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    The price is even cheaper than comparable do-it-yourself solutions. Very strong metal construction and the matte black finish matches black Pentax lenses and bodies from the 70s onward. I've successfully tested my set on several film bodies, my K100D and my...
    Cons:
    Does not work well with automatic lens because the aperture on these lenses is electronically communicated and adjusted. If you...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    A must for macro photographers

    posted by stn67 on 06/28/2008 Certified Owner

    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 s...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Extend those lenses

    posted by esepepe on 06/24/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    - they are great for macro/close-up photography - they are built from metal - you get three tubes, a body mount tube and a lens mount tube, to assemble into various combinations
    Cons:
    - the metal used in the mount mechanism, has some rust/dirt on it - Fitting the tubes to my Pentax K10D body is a bit thight. I...
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