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CamDesign Macro Three-Ring Extension Tube for Macro Photography fits Canon EOS 1D, 1DS, Mark II, III, IV, 1DC, 1DX, D30, D60, 10D, 20D, 20DA, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60DA, 5D, Mark II, Mark III, 7D, Rebel XT, XTi, XSi, T1, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4i, T5i, C300, C500 + CamDesign Wristband Lens Focus Ring
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Three extension tubes which can be combined or used individually
Must be manually focused
Shortens focus distance of lens
Includes a 1-year warranty
CamDesign Macro Three-Ring Extension Tube for Macro Photography
Using the Macro Three-Ring Extension Tube from CamDesign allows the user to photograph at shorter distances to the subject making it a great accessory for macro photography without having to buy new glass. It's a cheap way to turn any lens into a macro lens. To shorten the focusing distance, use a combination of the rings or any of the rings individually. Because the extension tube has no optical features, it will not alter quality of the lenses. These extension rings will not work with autofocus so manual focus is required giving you the most control over focusing at close distances.
How to attach/detach extension tube:
To attach the CamDesign Macro Three-Ring Extension Tube to your DSLR body, first align the red dot on the narrow end to the red dot on the DSLR. Turn clockwise until you hear a click.
To attach the extension tube to the lens, simply align the red dot on the wider end to the white dot on the lens and turn clockwise until you hear a click. Tighten the knob to secure the two together.
To detach the CamDesign Macro Three-Ring Extension Tube from your lens, simply push the silver knob towards the body of the camera and turn lens counter-clockwise to release.
To detach the extension tube from the DSLR body, use the release button, hold the base of the extension tube, and turn counter-clockwise.
Newer photographers take note: The description for this product is a little lacking. While the manufacturer clearly states the lens would need to be manually focused (since there are no electrical contacts on this tube) they fail to note that you will also be unable to adjust your APERTURE without a built in aperture ring on your lens. Simply put, if you aren't working with a lens that has a built in aperture ring (Nikon D-type lenses for instance) you will not be able to use these tubes.
My confusion lay in not realizing that Nikon G-type lens automatically step up to the largest f-stop possible and waits for the camera body to tell it where to step down to. With no way to control this once the tube and lens are assembled the image through the viewfinder is too dark to see. You can't focus what you can't see. I was under the impression I would be able to set my aperture on the lens and it would stay at that stop, then I could assemble the tube and get to work. This is not...
Works well; good quality and great value - metal, not plastic; solid. Served it's purpose well. I had trouble getting the extension tube off of my lens at first, but looked it up on YouTube. However, the instructions - that I found after the fact - were inside. :) If you have trouble, push or pull the knob. It is a hard stick at first, but once you get it to release, it works fine (I use it with Canon 700D 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses). Also, the rings were screwed on together really tight, so you may have to put some muscle into it to divide each of the 3 extension rings (there are 5 pieces all together). But, again, once you get those apart, they assemble and unscrew easily afterward. Really good product.
(Note that it is a MANUAL extension, meaning it has no connectors, so it will not work with automatic focus.)
UPDATE 5 May, 2015:
The instructions for assembly/disassemble are listed on the product page, as well. :)
It's a litte hard to unplug, but it work as you expect to do.
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