Extension tubes and dark pictures


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Hi folks,
got myself a extension tube for micro/closeup photography.
But pictures turned out dark/underexposed.
How can i improve?
 

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Belle&Sebastain is right. Because there is more distance for light to travel before hitting film plane, you need more exposure.

Your in-camera exposure meter should compensate that for you. However exposure for macro photography is more tricky than shooting a daylight landscape. One way to get around this is to bracket your exposures.

For example your subject may be in a dark shade and the background could be bright unfocus bright spots. This would call for the need for a fill-in flash.
 

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Thank you all for the response!
If i am shooting in Av mode at full opening 4.5 (canon eos30 body) then i should go into exposure compensation mode and decrease by 1 f stop?
even with the use of flash?
eg. let's say an indoor shot of close up picture of wedding rings

Thank you in advance.
 

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ah tong said:
Thank you all for the response!
If i am shooting in Av mode at full opening 4.5 (canon eos30 body) then i should go into exposure compensation mode and decrease by 1 f stop?
even with the use of flash?
eg. let's say an indoor shot of close up picture of wedding rings

Thank you in advance.
sorry shoot at Manual mode at F8-F16 (depends) and dial +2/3, +1" and manual for your flash output.

decrease will only make your shutter faster, thus darker do the opp
increase will make your shutter open longer.

decrease - less light
increase - more light
for now, good night
 

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