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    Spamminator Grandpaw's Avatar
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    These tubes work fairly well

    I was reading about several of our members getting some tubes to do macro work with. I bought a set of three tubes and the adapter off of e-bay just to play with. This picture was taken with me holding my camera in one hand and holding my ring on the thumb of my other hand. Neither hand was braced or being steadied by anything. This is with my Nikon 50mm and a 1x tube. By the way I bid .01 for these and got the whole set to play with. Not bad for a penny. When I get time I will try them using a tripod and stationary subject. This picture is not cropped, Jeff
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    Re: These tubes work fairly well

    Not bad at all, Jeff.
    Are they compatible with the D80 for metering?
    I got the Kenko ones but have only used them a few times.
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    Re: These tubes work fairly well

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog
    Not bad at all, Jeff.
    Are they compatible with the D80 for metering?
    I got the Kenko ones but have only used them a few times.
    Frog, No they don't have the connections so I have to use them manually. I knew that before I ordered them but thought for the price it would give me something to play with. They are made of metal an look fairly good. At the price I got them for I figured if the didn't work I wasn't out much and could just throw them away. They are new and came with a 1x, 2x, 3x tube and the adapter to be able to use them on my Nikon, Jeff
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    Re: These tubes work fairly well

    Love my tubes!! I use them mostly with the 105mm with very nice results. I had them out yesterday afternoon and got some nice closeups of bees on the spring flowers. Mine are the Kenko as well Frog and they meter beautifully on every Nikon I have owned.
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    Re: These tubes work fairly well

    For years I've thought about buying a set... Nice work, just a little patience with metering - which I don't see as much of any problem. It takes time to set up the tripod, get the focus exactly right, etc - so even the "trial and error" method (with digital) for exposure isn't a big deal.

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    Re: These tubes work fairly well

    In the past I have made many macro photos with analog machines, this year I purchased a 90 macro, tubes and a ring flash. Just leave the insects try to take something good.
    I find your first good test. OK fire limited. Rightly background blur. With insects it is more difficult
    I find the use of stand not practical, I bought a monopod
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