Fuji 60mm and extension tubes

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  1. SquarePeg

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    Bought these gorgeous mums at the grocery store so I could try out my new extension tubes. They are JJC brand 11 and 16mm. I used both together with the 60mm macro. The AF works great with these tubes! I used MF to be precise but was surprised that these relatively cheap tubes work with AF. My Nikon tubes never did on my 7100.

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  2. jcdeboever

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    How close did you have to get?
     
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    What lens did you use? If it was a slow kit lens, it will be too dark for the AF module to work.
     
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  4. SquarePeg

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    These are mostly uncropped. I was trying to see how close I could get so I was pretty close. I’ll see next time how far away I can be and still focus.
     
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    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Mum's the word. Three and Four are my favs. Good to know about the JJC tubes.
     
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    Nikon has never made any autofocusing extension tubes...none. So no, no Nikon-branded tubes will autofocus. KENKO has made AF tubes for Nikon F-mount, as have other third-party companies and importers.
     
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    Good catch!
     
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  8. Derrel

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    Kenko, Fotoxio,Vello, etc.. have had various AF tubes for most common lens mounts...
     
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    Thanks Gary.

    I didn’t mean to imply that they were made by Nikon. Poor sentence structure on my part. I meant the tubes I bought for my Nikon. I don’t remember the brand and I’ve already given them away so I can’t check. They were cheap ones that advertised as having AF capabilities. Used them with my kit lens and never heard any AF noises so I don’t think the contacts worked at all.
     
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    really like 4!
     
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  11. Steven Dillon

    Steven Dillon No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Another vote for #3.
     
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    Yes, I love the soft, curved, uplifted flower petal in #4 !
     
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