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01/10/2007 03:42:20 PM · #1
Has anyone here tried using kenko extension tubes for nikon? Feedback please. It's cheapo but I still do not want to waste money on something that is crappy

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01/10/2007 03:46:01 PM · #2
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01/10/2007 03:49:10 PM · #3
Its pretty tough to screw up extension tubes. Make sure you get the AF version.

01/10/2007 03:49:32 PM · #4
I havenít ever used one for Nikon but I have used the set with my Canon camera and lenses and was quite pleased with them. The build quality is pretty sturdy and they still allow for communication between the lens and camera. They were money well spent in my opinion.
01/10/2007 04:05:08 PM · #5
The Kenko Nikon AF tubes are quite good, not quite Nikon quality with their fit & finish, but work well. The tube set lengths are unusual, as they don't really relate to common extension tube sizes at 12, 20, & 36mm. One word of caution my first set I bought from B&H were top-notch fit wise. After those were stolen I purchased a set off eBay (the Hong Kong seller had great feedback). I think they had to be forges as the fit was questionable. Half the time I had to twist them to make better contact as I'd get the FEE message to set the AF lens on min aperture even though it was already set there. I've sense purchased another set from B&H and haven't had any troubles. I'd really like to get the 25mm tube that is available separately from the set.

50mm f1.8D w/ 36 & 20mm tubes

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50mm f1.8D w/ 12 & 20mm tubes
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50mm f1.8D w/ 12 & 20mm tubes
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01/10/2007 05:00:45 PM · #6
Thanks for the feedbacks. I will keep on researching.
01/10/2007 05:16:22 PM · #7
I have the kenko canon fit extension tubes and find them quite reasonable. As with anything you get what you pay for and they can be a little loose when more than 1 tube is stacked. A simple way to overcome this is to put a divers lead shot bag on top to steady them (this also works well with telephoto lenses).
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