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05-28-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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Advice on extension tubes please

I'm looking at some Panagor extension tubes here. I know nothing about them but thought they could be fun to play with. Can anyone advise what these work with? My Ds? My DA, FA, Sigma (DC and non DC) lenses?

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They are great fun to use and you can get some pretty good results using them.

The photos in HERE are ones ive taken using a set of extension tubes like those.

They should work with all of your lenses, but i have found they tend to work better with faster primes. if you are using a zoom, keep it at one focal length because trying to readjust focus after zooming when using extension tubes is a pain in the a**

Edit: and at that price you cant really go wrong either
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QuoteOriginally posted by -spam- Quote
Edit: and at that price you cant really go wrong either
That's kind of what I was thinking.
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That's kind of what I was thinking.
Well, i paid $75 for a second hand set and i still say that at that price i couldnt go wrong. And im selling them to my dad for as much as i paid for them 2 weeks ago.

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I'm thinking about making a little pinhole aperture doohickey to put on the end of my extension tubes.
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I'm thinking about making a little pinhole aperture doohickey to put on the end of my extension tubes.
Excuse my ignorance Mike, but what would that do?

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i can't really tell if these have the mechanical lever for the aperture in them. if they don't then i'd past as you would have to use the lens stopped down. it's pretty dark at f16.
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Agreed. If they don't have the aperture lever, look for another set. Stopped down focusing is a pain...

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Excuse my ignorance Mike, but what would that do?

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Make it easy to make pinhole photos at a variety of focal lengths/apertures.

I made my first ever successful pinhole shot yesterday by holding a piece of aluminum foil over the camera body opening, hole jabbed by a pin from my sewing kit.
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when i read the ad before it sounded like they do. drop them an email and ask them. a 50mm prime is what most people use on these. with all three mounted you get the equivalent of a 1:1 macro. actually a little more.
i gave $15usd delivered for mine.
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Thanks all. I bought them for $35 (US$25.50). Not sure when I'll get around to using them though!
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