Extention Tubes - Canon or Kenko

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Charles, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Kenko is cheaper, anything else to consider? I just want to reduce
    minimum focusing distance.
    Charles, Feb 9, 2008
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  2. Kenco old model is incompatible with EF-S lenses. Make sure you get the new
    model. Otherwise Kenco is as good as Canon's.
    Gautam Majumdar, Feb 9, 2008
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  3. Charles

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Charles is quoted & my replies are inline below :
    The full set of Kenko tubes gives 36mm + 20mm + 12mm. Canon only
    comes in 12mm and 25mm. So you can get higher mag with Kenko
    full set.

    There is no glass, so to me the quality is less important - they
    just provide more space between lens and sensor. Mind you, the
    quality isn't bad.

    Don't know what lens you have, but if it's EF-S make sure you get
    the right tubes. The newer ones will AF for EF-S lenses, the
    older ones didn't.

    That's all I can think of for now.
    Troy Piggins, Feb 9, 2008
  4. Charles

    EAL Guest

    I have one of the Canon ones, works fine with EF-S lenses. Now... can
    I use the Canon extension tube with Kenko ones to get more space, if
    the Canon one goes on the lens?
    EAL, Feb 10, 2008
  5. Charles

    Charles Guest

    thanks to all who responded. It's ordered, so don't anyone tell me
    different now.

    Charles, Feb 10, 2008
  6. Charles

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * EAL is quoted & my replies are inline below :
    No idea, haven't used a Canon one. But if all the contacts are
    there from lens to body, I'd assume you can stack them. But you
    know what they say about ass-u-me...
    Troy Piggins, Feb 10, 2008
  7. Yes. But the current Kenco set fits EF-S lenses. Pro-Optic set also fits
    EF-S lenses. If you get one of those, there is no need to fit the Canon one
    on the lens.
    Gautam Majumdar, Feb 10, 2008
  8. Charles

    BobW Guest

    You didn't order the Kenko tubes, did you? They will cause your cmos sensor

    Just kidding. The Kenko tubes work great on my 20D, and MERCY can you get

    BobW, Feb 10, 2008
  9. Charles

    EAL Guest

    Not with the 17-55/2.8, you can't.

    EAL, Feb 10, 2008
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