Multiple combinations available for multiple macro effects
Includes a 24 Month Manufacturer Warranty
A macro extension tube is a wonderful substitution to expensive macro lenses. It maintains the original optical quality while transforming the lens into a macro lens. It is far more desired then the add-on close-up lenses, which will alter the optical quality. The extension tube will work with all Olympus Four Thirds (4/3) cameras, digital or film.
The camera mount coupling adapter and lens mount coupling adapter can be used independently of the extension tubes or you can add in the tubes for extreme Macro photography. Because no other optical components are added with this kit, the image preserves the original optical properties of the lens. This is an affordable and simple way to turn your existing lens into a MACRO LENS. This tube set includes a lens-coupling ring and a body-coupling ring; three extension tubes of various sizes are also included to build up to the desired magnification. Life size image can be achieved with this set up. See details specification at the table below. Specs are based on a 50mm f1.4 lens.
The extension ring set has no electrical contact, so you will have to set your camera in manual focusing and manual exposure, or aperture priority mode for metering.
24 Month Manufacturer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wanted to experiment with more macro-photography and purchased these extension tubes in hopes of increasing my macro capabilities. I own an Olympus E-520.
Pros: The tubes are really lightweight and easy to attach. The pictures I've been able to take with these tubes are excellent. They let me get much closer to the object than before. I have to say that these are such an economical and practical way to take macro shots. I have the 14-42mm kit lens and also the 40-150mm and the range I've been able to get (especially with the 4--150mm) is amazing.
Cons: The first time I put them on the camera I couldn't figure how to remove the tubes from the lens but that was easily solved after doing some online searches (there is a little button on the tubes that you shift that will release the lens). Another downside is that you cant use auto-focus with these nor change the aperture since the tubes separate the lens from the camera body and thus end the communication...
A few things you should know before purchasing this product: The purpose of this is to allow you to get closer to your subject when shooting in macro mode and thereby getting even finer detail of the subject or object. When you get in very close to a subject a few problems can be created: First, it may be difficult to get enough light on the subject. Second, focus becomes extremely critical and often the difference between in focus and out is measured in 16ths of an inch or less, which means hand holding your camera or shooting anything with any movement, whether it is alive or moved by the breeze, may not work at all. As has been well stated by several reviewers, once you attach one of these extension tubes you are in total manual mode. Some lenses allow you to focus without being connected directly to the camera and some do not. In my case, with my favorite macro lens, I had to set the lens to closest possible focus and then move either the camera or the...
My first impression was oh no, at least it was cheap but I decided to try it some more, at first on easy subjects like coins. Best to start with just the two outer pieces and work your way up. I wasn't able to focus with my lens even though it has mechanical focus but by using the zoom and/or changing distance to the subject focus is possible. No way to set aperture with the camera, depth of field is very shallow. I would imagine a lens with manual adjustment would help. My adapter didn't have the little silver release button and wasn't locking to the lens but I didn't know any better until one time it would not come off. I emailed Fotodiox and meanwhile with help from user reviews and a small screwdriver managed to get the ring off my lens. The company offered to send me a new one and did so promptly. One last thing, even with the little release button I noticed others had trouble detaching that section. Check out the movement before you attach it for the first time. You...
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