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Using Extension Tubes
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Does anyone else use extension tubes? I find them to be one of my best purchases in enabling me to extend my 1:1 max macro lens, and also to reduce focusing distance when using my 70-300mm lens.

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105mm Nikkor macro lens set at 1:1 life size + 20mm extension tube- image size 4288x2848 reduced to 900x598 for posting - no cropping
Produced subject slightly greater than actual size
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105mm Nikkor macro lens set at 1:1 life size + combined 12, 20 and 36 mm extension tubes- image size 4288x2848 reduced to 900x598 for posting - no cropping
Produced subject almost double actual size
[Image: 51b100b2-c8a6-46ac-8a7e-09c7242cc3b2.jpg]

Both shots -
DateTimeOriginal: 2014:11:25 15:18:59
Model: NIKON D90
ExposureTime: 1/100"
Aperture: F14.0
ExposureProgram: Manual
FocalLength: 105.0 mm
ISO: 250
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(Nov 27, 2014, 04:55)Plantsman Wrote: Does anyone else use extension tubes? I find them to be one of my best purchases in enabling me to extend my 1:1 max macro lens, and also to reduce focusing distance when using my 70-300mm lens.

[Image: Tubes.jpg]


105mm Nikkor macro lens set at 1:1 life size + 20mm extension tube- image size 4288x2848 reduced to 900x598 for posting - no cropping
Produced subject slightly greater than actual size
[Image: Bulb5.jpg]

105mm Nikkor macro lens set at 1:1 life size + combined 12, 20 and 36 mm extension tubes- image size 4288x2848 reduced to 900x598 for posting - no cropping
Produced subject almost double actual size
[Image: 51b100b2-c8a6-46ac-8a7e-09c7242cc3b2.jpg]

Both shots -
DateTimeOriginal: 2014:11:25 15:18:59
Model: NIKON D90
ExposureTime: 1/100"
Aperture: F14.0
ExposureProgram: Manual
FocalLength: 105.0 mm
ISO: 250

I have recently bought a set of extension tubes for my Canon 600D, but haven't used them yet. After seeing your photos I think I will be using them soon Smile
Jane

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Quote:I have recently bought a set of extension tubes for my Canon 600D, but haven't used them yet. After seeing your photos I think I will be using them soon Smile
Jane

Happy shooting with them Jane. I don't think you will be disappointed with your results.
Remember - if you should want to stack all three the slightest movement will blur your image. Tripod is of course essential and a focussing rail is a useful addition.
Peter


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#4
When I first became interested in macro, extension tubes were the first thing I bought. Now that I have a macro lens, the extension tubes are still useful with it.

Jane, if you do want to buy a focusing rail, you might look at the ones by Link Delight - http://www.linkdelight.com/buy/focusing+rail.html. I have the "four-way" unit and I am very happy with it, and they are certainly a lot cheaper than ones from other suppliers. Yes the build is excellent - they have never given me any problems.

WesternGuy
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