Does anyone have macro extension tubes?

Started Mar 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
richj20 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,273
Re: Does anyone have macro extension tubes?

Gregm61 wrote:

The Kenko tubes and 75-300 work very well. I usually only use the 10mm tube since I'm not really a super macro shooter. Just looking to get closer than the lens can focus by itself to shoot floral closeups and get at blooms in beds at places like the arboretum where sometimes I cannot get physically closer than 3-4 feet away.

Beautiful photographs, Greg.

But, if you are not magnifying something really small, why can't you just crop? Is it necessary to try to fill the frame?

An example. I'm about 4- 5 feet from this Bird of Paradise:

And I cropped to this:

Another example. I think I'm about 3 feet away:

And the crop:

Both examples with the Olympus 40-150mm.

I don't see cropping to be an issue unless one intends to make huge prints! What do you think?

Now, for the tiny things... I can see the extension tubes getting you in closer to fill the frame.

- Richard

 richj20's gear list:richj20's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH Sony Alpha a7R II
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow