How to use extension tube?


Jan 12, 2011
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I've just received my generic extension tube. It has no metal contacts with the body as such i would need to manually setup the camera.

The physical setup is do-able as its kena idiot proof..
Set the priority to M, aperture f11, using a 16-85 nikon DX lens.
However, when i look thru the VF, its almost black except for certain area that has light.

Nevertheless i still try to take a pic and its totally black.

Tried to google for answers but most just touch and go on this subject without a step by step walkthru.

Would appreciate any help so i can start taking macro photos.

Thanks!
 

Mar 8, 2011
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Hmmm.... this is weird. Mind showing a picture of your extension tube?
 

Diluted

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Jun 6, 2010
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#3
what was your shutter speed?
have you thought that it might be your aperture being too small??
you might need a flash to illuminate your subject to keep shutter speed up..

im not very sure as i don't shoot macro nor use an extention tube.. maybe you can wait for someone who is more proficient to explain it to you :)
 

fmeeran

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Nov 5, 2010
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#4
The manual extension tube doesn't let you change the aperture, so if you use the normal G lenses, the aperture closes to f/22 or whichever is smallest.
I suggest you tape the aperture fully open using tab on the rear of the lens before you use the extension tube.
Better option is to use a non-G lens like the 50mm f/1.8 D.
 

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