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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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (43),Easy to use (32),Durable (29),Reliable (18),Great picture quality (5),Improves function (3),Simple controls (3)
Cons:
Not functional (5),Difficult to use (3),Heavy / bulky (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (40),Travel (7),Close -ups (5),Home (5),Everyday (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (32),Semi-professional (15),Professional (4),Photo enthusiast (3)

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.

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 58 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

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

 

This killed my 5D -- TWICE!

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. Sur...

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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.

Reviewed by 58 customers

 
5.0

Solid construction

By

from Prescott, AZ  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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

from Buffalo, NY  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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

from Chevy Chase,MD  -  Professional

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

from Goodview, VA  -  Semi-Professional

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

from Minneapolis  -  Semi-Professional

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

from Brooklyn

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

from winnipeg, manitoba  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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

from Valrico, FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This killed my 5D -- TWICE!

By

from Round Rock, TX  -  Semi-Professional

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

from Valrico FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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  Why Did You Choose This?
SHANNON M  Price and Adorama's reputation
Doris M  Will this set of Pro Optic extension tube fit Canon SL1 58mm lens?
WILLIAM W  I don't know tha answer. My lens is 52mm.
Shopper  I like to take close-up detailed pictures, but cannot afford to get a real macro lens right now. How would these help? Thank you for answering. LW
ROBERT W  Extension tubes basically make a camera nearsighted. They let you focus more closely, even on standard lenses, which increases your maximum magnification, at the expense of not being able to focus to infinity. For example, google for "canon f/1.8 extension tube magnification" and look at the review from "The Digital Picture" (sorry, but this form doesn't allow URLs). It documents that lens as having a maximum magnification of 0.15x without tubes, 0.39x with a 15mm tube, or 0.68x with a 25mm tube. 0.68x is 450% closer! This set is 13mm, 21mm, and 31mm, so it's a little different, but you get the idea - the longer the tube, the shorter both the far and near extents of that focal length range will be. I keep the 21mm in my travel camera pack because it's the farthest out I can go and still get a decent handheld shot. The 31mm tube gets you closer but you can't really use that to your advantage without a tripod.
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