Extension Tube or Macro Lens?

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
GaryR60
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Re: Get tubes for 2 reasons
In reply to wootpile, Apr 27, 2013

Cheaper, yes, and definitely lighter weight, and I don't care about auto, anyway....but, equal image quality? Hmmm....I don't know....

wootpile wrote:

a LOT cheaper! 10 bucks if you can live without auto (you don't need it)

http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Macro-Tube-NEX-Extension-Extreme-Photography/dp/B005UJLITS

a LOT more lightweight

tubes are just hollow light metal, carry them in your bag or pocket at all times

so.. save $$ and weight and have fun

For what you intend to shoot tubes will give you equal image quality.

If all you have is a zoom lens them you might want to go for the raynox (works best at zoom telephoto) not a good match with the pancake 16-50 though

http://www.amazon.com/Raynox-DCR-250-Super-Macro-Snap-On/dp/B000A1SZ2Y/

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