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ProOptic Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS

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About ProOptic

Contains three METAL tubes of different length (31mm,21mm & 13mm) which can be combined in seven ways to obtain various magnification. Perfect coupling with TTL metering and AE mechanisms. Full auto focusing with Canon EOS Cameras. 1. When using extension tubes the lens will not focus to infinity. The focus range will be greatly limited to a very close focusing distance. 2. There is light fall off when using any extension tube, sometimes the equivalent of 3 f-stops of light is lost when using multiple extension tubes together. This light lost can affect the camera's ability to auto focus. Manual focusing is recommended should the lens begin to "hunt" (not lock onto the subject). 3. Auto Extension Tubes are not auto focus compatible with Canon EF-S lenses -Meikie brand

ProOptic Features

  • Extension tubes are designed to enable a lens to focus closer than its normal set minimum focusing distance. Getting closer has the effect of magnifying your subject . They are exceptionally useful for macro photography, Suggested to use on a Macro lens.

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4.1

(based on 57 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    (27)

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    (20)

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    (4)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

EFS Compatable

I think some people need to complain just to feel important. I couldn't imagine how these tubes could be of better quality. They are very solidly built and hold the lens rock steady. They have all of the through contacts for full functionality. Auto focus and metering work fine unless you stack them. I couldn't find any info anywhere saying these are EFS compatable, it was frustrating. So all of you Rebel, 10D, 20D, 30D and 40D owners with EFS lenses, let me be the first to tell you concretel...

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I think some people need to complain just to feel important. I couldn't imagine how these tubes could be of better quality. They are very solidly built and hold the lens rock steady. They have all of the through contacts for full functionality. Auto focus and metering work fine unless you stack them. I couldn't find any info anywhere saying these are EFS compatable, it was frustrating. So all of you Rebel, 10D, 20D, 30D and 40D owners with EFS lenses, let me be the first to tell you concretely these tubes will work with your lenses. They are even marked with the little white square. If you are thinking of playing around with macro photography, buy these tubes you will not regret it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Used these and my body broke!

I put these on my 20D camera and immediately suffered shutter failure. Could it be coincidence, perhaps...but now my $1200 body is on its way to Canon and I am hesitant to put these tubes back on it when it returns.

Reviewed by 57 customers

 
5.0

Solid construction

By

Came as ordered. Fits my Canon 6D snuggly. Am still trying out with several lenses but they all fit well.

 
5.0

Well made

By

Sections fit together tightly,easily, and readily lock onto Canon EOS camera. As advertized auto-focus does not work on close magnifications. I have taken a number of pictures; but have only had one week so I can't comment on durablilty.

 
4.0

In expensive way to make close-ups

By

My Canon 50mm f 1.8 is an excellent lens,but does not focus close enough for macro photography. Rather than buy another Canon 50 mm that does focus close enough or extension tube sets that cost much more, I went with Pro Optic. In addition to be well priced and offering me three magnifications, they can be used individually or together, depending on how much magnification I need, and they are solidly and precisely machined. The major difference between extension tubes and a macro lens is that when using extension tubes you have much less depth of field.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Killed my 5D

By

These tubes killed mt 5D. I shot a few pictures without the tubes as a reference to see how the tubes affected focus distance. I attached the thinnest tube and took a shot, worked fine. I switched to the medium tube and turned the camera on, and it was dead. I went through all troubleshooting methods, tried different battery, removed the compact flash card, left the battery out for 30 minutes. The camera is dead. Doing some further research online, others have had this issue as well.

 
3.0

Cheap but....

By

I bought this to find out if it will at least take macro shots, it does but not sharp enough. Good thing about this is its price, light weight for travel or trekking, and fits well to my dslr; however, the downside is it does not take sharp photos even using a tripod.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

They get the job done.

By

Got these to get closer focus with my 85mm f/1.8 The price was right, 3 seperate lengths that an be used in combination, metal mounts, not as expensive as a lens... seriously, why are some companies selling air at such a premium? These are overpriced for what they are; cheep feeling, plasticky tubes of air with mounts--but they work just fine, and are among the affordable options. They are a really tight fit on the camera and on the lens; it feels as if you are forcing them to click into place. The don't always reassuringly click, the mechanism is too tight... But they work, the autofocus is accurate,

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well made and works great

By

I wanted to get into macro photography on a budget so I started doing some research and found a lot of really cheap and very expensive options. I finally decided on the Pro Optic (made by Meike) macro extension tube set from Adorama. They shipped it quickly (for free) and it was everything I hoped for. It's built well with metal locking rings (cheap ones are plastic) and contacts for communicating with the camera's lens system. I would recommend this product.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Execellent Quality

By

The quality is very good on these. The only complaint and it is not much of one is the tabs to lock and unlock the extensions to each other or the camera are very stiff.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This killed my 5D -- TWICE!

By

I bought these tubes because of the previous positive reviews. They are sturdy and have a good, tight fit. The tubes worked fine on my 10D but when I put the smallest tube on my 5D and turned it on it was dead. I did some research online and no one had experienced this before so I assumed it was just a coincidence. I had my 5D repaired by Canon at a cost of $240 (excluding shipping). After using the repaird camera successfully in several shoots I got the courage up to try the tubes again. Sure enough -- dead. I sent both the tubes and the camera back to Canon. The tubes shorted my power supply. Thankfully Canon performed a courtesy repair but I'm out almost $300. If you know what size tube you need, buy Canon. If you don't, maybe buy something like this three tube set but pull your battery out and just manually focus with each tube until you know what size might work, then send these back and buy Canon.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Execellent Quality

By

There is not a lot to extension tubes, but these appear to be very well made. I think the buttons to change them could be a little different to make it nicer, but it is really not necessary. They have a nice tight fit, were reasonally priced and they do the job. I don't think anyone would be disappointed in this choice.

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Shopper  are these EF-S compatible?
ROBERT W  They are EF-S compatible. One issue I've had with these extension tubes is that the auto-focus often won't work if you stack them together, since the auto-focus connection pins are solid metal instead of having springs of their own like the camera body does (so there's no electrical contact rewiping between parts one and two when you add part three). However if you need to extend that much, you'll probably be focusing by moving the camera, not by adjusting the lens focus.
Blair W  I don’t mind manual focus question I have is can I set the aperture? Trying to find a set that will work with my 60D and a 100-200mm Canon lens. thanks..
Shopper  are these EF-S compatible?
ROBERT W  They are EF-S compatible. One issue I've had with these extension tubes is that the auto-focus often won't work if you stack them together, since the auto-focus connection pins are solid metal instead of having springs of their own like the camera body does (so there's no electrical contact rewiping between parts one and two when you add part three). However if you need to extend that much, you'll probably be focusing by moving the camera, not by adjusting the lens focus.
Blair W  I don’t mind manual focus question I have is can I set the aperture? Trying to find a set that will work with my 60D and a 100-200mm Canon lens. thanks..
Shopper  are these EF-S compatible?
ROBERT W  They are EF-S compatible. One issue I've had with these extension tubes is that the auto-focus often won't work if you stack them together, since the auto-focus connection pins are solid metal instead of having springs of their own like the camera body does (so there's no electrical contact rewiping between parts one and two when you add part three). However if you need to extend that much, you'll probably be focusing by moving the camera, not by adjusting the lens focus.
Blair W  I don’t mind manual focus question I have is can I set the aperture? Trying to find a set that will work with my 60D and a 100-200mm Canon lens. thanks..
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