How to Use Extension Tubes

May 29, 2016

How to Use Extension Tubes

In our last couple posts, we've been talking about macro photography.

And we've looked at options for shooting macro without the expense of a dedicated macro lens. Extension tubes are one of those options and, in my option, one of the better ones.

I own a couple of dedicated macro lens, but even with those available, I still find myself frequently reaching for my set of Kenko Extension Tubes.

One reason is because extension tubes are so easy to carry around that I almost always have them with me. Plus, I can use the tubes with any lens, even my zoom lenses.

For me, extension tubes are a very easy way to have macro capabilities on the fly.

For all these reason, I really recommend extension tubes if you are interested in getting started in macro photography. And even if you already have true macro lens, having extension tubes on hand gives you lots of flexibility.

But there seems to be a lot of questions about the specifics of using extension tubes. It occurred to me that the best way to answer these questions is to let you see extension tubes in action.

To that end, check out the videos below. In them, Matt Granger shows how to use extension tubes and even demonstrates what happens when you attach an extension tube too a macro lens.

For Further Reading…

Extension Tubes: Close Up Photography Lesson #2

Macro Wildlife Photography Using Extension Tubes




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