Opteka Extension Tubes for the Q Series


johnriley

Link Posted 07/09/2015 - 19:41
https://www.ephotozine.com/user/johnriley1uk-22471/blog/close-up-with-the-q-s1-1...

The link takes us to the full story on my ePHOTOzine blog, but it's probably especially of interest here. The idea of tubes for the Q was very compelling, especially as they have full electronic contacts. Even AF is supposed to work, but MF is, I found, far more reliable. When AF does click in it works exactly as normal, which at macro distances on the Q series is pretty impressive.

The magnification is high and there's potential as well for some creative use. They are not cheap (49.95 from Amazon) but they were an exciting find, something I didn't know existed.



02 5-15mm zoom and 16mm tube
Best regards, John
Last Edited by johnriley on 07/09/2015 - 19:42

Nigelk

Link Posted 07/09/2015 - 21:34
A very niche product. Capable of good results by the looks of it.

Dingo

Link Posted 07/09/2015 - 22:38
DOH!!, you just made me order one.....stop doing that I'm broke!!

johnriley

Link Posted 07/09/2015 - 22:50
You're welcome!
Best regards, John

beakynet

Link Posted 02/10/2015 - 12:47
I have the same! However I have only been able to get success with the 06 lens and the smallest tube as any other set up meant I was too close and light was limited.

Have I missed a trick?
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon

johnriley

Link Posted 02/10/2015 - 19:22
I too found wider lenses meant being too close to the subject. The 06 lens is ideal and gets very close, although I was able to use a couple of the tubes. This set up is for really very, very close macro work.

Hoe did you get on with using AF?
Best regards, John

beakynet

Link Posted 05/10/2015 - 13:04
AF worked, but due to field testing being inside the butterfly house at London Zoo I was not using a tripod, I used AF to get the initial lock and focus peaking to support when to press the shutter button the rest of the way.
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon
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