Trying out an extension tube

Trying out an extension tube

Photo Information
Using an old extension tube with 50mm/1.4 SMCA
05/07/2010 - 22:00JonSchick
CategoryClose Up
Shutter Speed1/2000
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length50mm
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Lowela

Link Posted 05/07/2010 - 23:29
WOW!what do you mean by an extension tube?

JonSchick

Link Posted 06/07/2010 - 08:08
It is a tube that fits between the lens and the camera body - which allows much greater magnification at close focus distances (but you cannot focus any more at longer distances). Very cheap alternative to a proper macro lens.

aliengrove

Link Posted 06/07/2010 - 13:58
Lovely shot, almost abstract.
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Lowela

Link Posted 06/07/2010 - 21:17
JonSchick wrote:
It is a tube that fits between the lens and the camera body - which allows much greater magnification at close focus distances (but you cannot focus any more at longer distances). Very cheap alternative to a proper macro lens.

I see... so can I also use an extension tube with pentax k-x and an 18-55mm lens kit for better macro shot? I'm really new to photography, any advice is very much appreciated... Thank you!

Lowela

JonSchick

Link Posted 09/07/2010 - 22:12
Lowela - it would be possible to do this but you will not be able to change the aperture in the lens without buying an expensive extension tube that has all the connections that allow you to do this from the camera body. You can use cheap tubes with old lenses that have their own aperture ring.

With the kit lens, your cheapest option would be to buy a close up filter to screw into the front. You can buy them off EBay in sets of three (different strengths) very cheaply, or look for brands like Kood, Hoya or Marumi for reasonably priced filters from reputable shops.
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