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    Any guru here can advice me on where can I get extention tune for my canon 50mm f1.8ii
    . Planning to use the lens for shooting macro. Tks

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    Default Re: extension tube for canon.

    The magnification for the 50mm is not very good. Using reverse lense? Stacked filters or just get yourself a macro plugin like the Raynox 250 hmm. Depends on what you want to achieve and how macro you're shooting
    Here's a sample I just shot in my garden using the Canon 50mm + Raynox 250.
    Sample here
    Last edited by dennisc; 3rd February 2014 at 05:57 PM.

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    Nice pic. So the raynox 250 is like a filter? Where can I get it locally and what's the damage.

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    Default Re: extension tube for canon.

    why don't you see the Buy and sell thread and also retailers here selling. Around $125 at AMK MS Color for a new one just clip on the piece of glass to your lens and you're all ready. $80 or so for used ones.

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    Default Re: extension tube for canon.

    Quote Originally Posted by boosaa View Post
    Any guru here can advice me on where can I get extention tune for my canon 50mm f1.8ii
    . Planning to use the lens for shooting macro. Tks
    Extension tubes are not specific for a lens, but for a mount. All what you need is a Canon mount tube. Tubes come in different length, some sets offer three sizes: 12/24/36mm. They can be combined as well.
    Secondly, there are cheap tubes acting only as physical extension and there are those who also have the electrical contacts extended to the lens. The lens will work as if mounted directly to the cameras. For the former ones, you will need to preset the aperture on the lens (otherwise the lens will be wide open at f/1.8) and you will have to do manual focusing.
    Check the vShops here for any offering. Alternatively, check the prices guides and call the shops directly.
    Other alternatives:
    - Raynox close-up adapters
    - Reverse mount your 50mm on your kit lens (reverse mount rings are available, do check the filter diameter of both lenses and use stepping rings for alignment.
    EOS

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    Default Re: extension tube for canon.

    As to where to buy the extension tubes, Raynox close-up filter, Canon 500D close up filter, the usual suspects,

    1) Ebay
    2) Orient Photo
    3) Artworkfoto
    4) Sgcamerastore
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
    My lousy shots

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    Default Re: extension tube for canon.

    Becareful not to overpay for a Close up filter. Check the price with a few shops if uncertain.

    an old thread http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...filter+cheated

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    Hi TS
    This old thread may be of interest to you:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832082

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    Default Re: extension tube for canon.

    because extension tubes have no glass elements can just buy a oem set made in china in the correct mount
    no need to buy a Canon-branded extension tube set which is expensive

    They usually come in a set of 3 tubes

    I think I saw a set recently at Oriental at SLS and at Camera Workshop (Peninsula)

    or else get a macro bellows like this below

    Last edited by ed9119; 4th February 2014 at 05:59 PM.
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Try dealextreme. Free shipping from HK.
    Last edited by user12343; 4th February 2014 at 07:53 PM.
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    Default Re: extension tube for canon.

    Tks all for ur advice.. I just got myself a kenko extention tube..

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    Anyone use extension tube set for Sony NEX Camera?
    Here is giveaway from Aputure, they will release macro tube set for Sony camera. https://www.facebook.com/Aputure/posts/686395864754909
    If i guess the right color, i can get free one. Anyone know the color?

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