Kenko extension tubes

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  1. Digital Matt

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    I got the Kenko Extension tube set today. I highly recommend these over close up filters or anything other trick. There is no glass in these at all. They just put space between the back of your lens and the image sensor, which effectively enables you to focus closer than normal.

    Here's some samples, taken with my 50mm f/1.8.

    This is with just the 36mm tube attached.

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    This is the same watch with all 3 tubes attached.

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    The tip of a pencil.

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    I just took these shots real quick to test out the tubes. They should give you an idea of how useful extension tubes can be. Normally, the closest focusing distance of the 50mm lens is 1.5 ft. With these I was less than 2 inches away.
     
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    Ok, how much does it cost and where can I get it?
     
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    Damn, I was hoping you would say a price WAAAAY cheaper than that!!! I'm not spending much on my film camera anymore. Trying to save for my Canon Digital Rebel! So, it'll have to wait!
     
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    I think $129 is pretty reasonable for turning a $60 50mm lens into a great macro lens, not to mention that it works with any lens. Stick it on a 300mm prime and you have a macro lens.
     
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    Any lense? No matter what size? Film or digita? Even if the camera is 20 years old?
     
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    My set is compatible with any Canon EF mount lens. You can buy them for other brand mounts as well.

    Full auto focus is retained for all EF lenses.
     
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    very cool matt, I can't wait to see what you can do with these tubes!
     
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    Oh, cuz see, that's why I need to wait. Now I have a Canon AE-1 Program, and $129 is more than I paid for it and all three lenses that I've gotten since. I'm reeeeally trying to save so I can switch over to digital! So that's why it has to wait.
     
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    I'm not saying you shouldn't wait :) I'm just saying that they are an extremely good value for what they do, and when you have money, they'd be a good thing to get. (assuming you have an interest in macro photography)
     
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    Yes, I definatly have an intrest! I can't wait til I can afford all this stuff I want!!!! Problem is...once I get something...I find something else I want!!! I had a crappy point and shoot, wanted an SLR, got it in February, and I already want a Digital Rebel!!!
     
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    Hehe tell me about it. It's a rather expensive addiction.
     

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