Best third-party extension tubes?

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skinner1215
skinner1215 New Member • Posts: 13
Best third-party extension tubes?

I'd like to play around with macro photography, but since it's just for myself right now I don't need to drop the coin on the Canon tubes. Anybody have experiences to share, good or bad?

In case it matters, I'm shooting a 70D or 80D. I'll probably just start with my 50mm 1.8.

Thanks!

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rsn Contributing Member • Posts: 784
Re: Best third-party extension tubes?

You can check out the JJC extension tubes or the Viltrox linked below. The JJC are more expensive. Just make sure you get autofocus ability. However having said that, in true macro work, you turn autofocus off and move your body with the camera in manual focus when working with your subjects.

Extension tubes are just hollow as I'm sure you know so there is no sharper extension tubes versus less sharp extension tubes.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1456815-REG/viltrox_dg_c_three_tube_extension_set.html

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OP skinner1215 New Member • Posts: 13
Re: Best third-party extension tubes?

Extension tubes are just hollow as I'm sure you know so there is no sharper extension tubes versus less sharp extension tubes.

Thanks for the info. It seems the big difference is in fit and finish; some reviews state that people get loose connections that leave gaps. I think I'll probably pick up the Viltrox and make sure everything functions the say it should. I'm not shy about returning things that don't meet expectations.

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KenMT Regular Member • Posts: 170
Re: Best third-party extension tubes?

You will need extension tubes that allow the camera to communicate with the lens, otherwise you will not be able to get the correct exposure eg aperature and time.

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Fotodiox Pro extension tubes have electrical contacts and are of good quality.

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