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Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II

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The result of using extension tubes is that the distance from the back of the lens to the film surface is longer, which means you can take photographs at shorter distances to the subject. Extension tubes are thus commonly used for macro photography and sometimes for closeup portraits.

When using the camera's TTL metering system, no exposure compensation will be required (exposure compensation is required for handheld meters).

This updated version II is now also fully compatible with Canon Digital EF-S lenses, as well as standard photo EF and TS-E lenses.

Extension Tube EF 25 II is recommended for lenses with a focal length of 50mm and up (EF-S 18-55mm can be used at middle and tele zoom settings).

Shortens focusing distance of lens
Compatible with EF-S lenses, as well as EF and TS-E lenses
White-index mark provided for digital SLR EF-S lenses
Red mark provided for photo lenses
Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II
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    CanonExtension Tube EF 25 II
     
    4.6

    (based on 214 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (149)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (142)
    • Easily interchangeable (128)
    • Durable (119)
    • Strong construction (107)
    • Consistent output (56)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (20)
    • Blurry focus (7)
    • Poor in low light (6)
    • Weak casing (4)
    • Lens creep (3)

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (163)
    • Wildlife photos (18)
    • Low light (10)
    • Macro (10)
    • Weddings (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (83), Semi-pro photographer (46), Pro photographer (30), Enthusiast (14), Casual photographer (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (137), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Addition

    This extension tube is a must if you want to take close up pictures without the extra expense of having to buy a macro lens. It is so good that you have to use...Read complete review

    This extension tube is a must if you want to take close up pictures without the extra expense of having to buy a macro lens. It is so good that you have to use a focal length of 24mm or greater if you don't want to remove your lens filters. As long and you can get light on the subject, at 24mm, you can have your subject virtually touching the lens and get a sharp picture. Even if you have a macro lens in your collection, buy the extender and you will open new avenues to be creative with your photography. It is best to use manual focusing with this extension tube.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's a tube extender, that's it

    Any ol' extender would probably work, but I bought Canon thinking the quality would be higher. It's well built, looks nice, and the interior is well darkened. If the reader is...Read complete review

    Any ol' extender would probably work, but I bought Canon thinking the quality would be higher. It's well built, looks nice, and the interior is well darkened. If the reader is unsure, this is not a model with glass. It's just a tube with contacts.The rings themselves need to be tighter or machined to a thicker dimension. Anything heavier than a contact lens will cause noticeable play in the body/lens interface. This droop throws off the axis. This non-orthogonality resulting from the play is slightly noticeable in the images and adds to the softening. I have both Canon extenders and two bodies, and all configurations both do the same thing. I'm thinking of unscrewing the ring and shimming the lower part to compensate for the droop. Supporting the lens will help greatly with this. Not that one should freehand with this configuration, but the wobble would drive you nuts.The contacts are well made and I have no trouble using the full features of my lenses. I can piggy-back two extenders with no electrical problems. It's pass-though and doesn't do anything active or fancy to the signal. The camera won't know it's there (for better or worse). AF will work within it's limited range but will be coarse in adjustment. IS will fight the play in the extender with every vibration but will generally work. Make sure your platform is steady.If I had to do it over again, I'd have tried my luck with an el-cheapo extender kit.

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    5.0

    Nifty Little Gadget to Have

    By Adirondacker55

    from The Adirondacks

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

        I use this with my 100mm f/2.8L macro and it's spectacular! As if the 100mm macro wasn't awesome enough, this little gadget makes it even better!

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        • No

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        5.0

        More than a Hollow Tube

        By Product User

        from Chicago

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Well Made

        Cons

        • Valueprice

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

        The body of this extension tube is made of plastic, not metal.

        I have a set of Kenko extension tubes.

        Major differences between this OEM Canon tube and the Kenko version:

        (1) Bayonet that attaches to the camera is thicker on the Canon
        (2) Noticeably less slop from the Canon tube when affixed to the camera
        (3) The interior of the Canon tube is virtually non-reflective. This is the biggest and probably most important difference between this Canon 25mm tube and either the Kenko 20mm or 36mm tubes.

        It would be nice if Canon made a set of 3 similar to the Kenko version and provided a little more value for the money spent.

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        5.0

        quality tube

        By Michael the birder

        from Naples Fl

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

          This is the only answer for me. I have a cheaper brand and it will not be going on my L lenses. Trusting a loose fitting tube on a $$$ lens is scary. Canon makes quality and it shows on this item.

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          • No

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          5.0

          This little guy will save you money

          By Braniffman

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

            I bought this tube to use it with my Canon 70-200mm lens, it works great, it really lets you get close, you will be able to get as close as to the hood of the lens and focus on the subject. It's not going to be a Macro by any stretch, but will let you get a lot closer to things.It's a perfect and snug fit to the lens and very well built.

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            • No

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            5.0

            well built, a great addition

            By JIMSMAC

            from CANTON, OHIO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

              used with my Canon 100mm 2.8 L series lens.
              makes a great lens a super lens.
              The machine work is well done.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Low cost macro... For real!

              By Maximus

              from Miami, Florida

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                I can get up close and personal even with my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS 2 USM. I feel like no matter what the weather or lack of scenery, there's always gonna be something interesting to shoot with this piece of gear in my bag. It's light weight, well built and you retain auto-focus.

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                • No

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                4.0

                My appreciation of the product

                By Paul

                from Quebec Ca

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Slow Focus
                • Two Pieces Instead Of One

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photo
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                The extension tube allow me to reduce minimum focus distanceIt needs a certain adaptation time to make focus, but it is less expensive to purchase than macro lenses

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Does what it's supposed to do.

                By fotojo

                from Nashville, Tn

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                  Macro photography is really not my thing. A friend ask if I would make a few photos of some small skulls. I told him I would see what I could do. I used my Canon 135mm f2 with the extension tube. It's not a macro lens, but at f11 and f16, and stack focusing, I was impressed with the results.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II

                  By landsberry

                  from Philly

                  Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                  All plastic body at $ ish dollars. I was not impressed with the build. I would consider the generic brand so you get more tubes for your money.B&H, shipped fast no issues.

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                  5.0

                  Does what it is supposed to.

                  By Ted

                  from Saint Charles, MO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Close-up Images
                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Reduced Max Focus Length

                  Best Uses

                  • Close-up photography
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                  I've tried the Extension Tube EF 25 II separately, and with a Extension Tube EF 12 II on all of my Canon EF, EF-S, and Sigma lenses. My T5i works well with all combinations by reducing significantly the minimum focus length.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Does what it's supposed to do

                  By Erin

                  from Santa Monica, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                      I've played with other cheaper extension tubes that didn't retain the electrical connections. Was much cheaper and allowed me to play around. I thought being wide open in macro would yield great shots - but shooting with an 85mm f1.2 provided such a paper thin DOF that I decided to purchase this product in order to stop things down. Does what it's supposed to do, I'm pleased. I'm an an amateur/intermediate shooter.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Canon Extension Tubes

                      By LoMan

                      from Westfield, Nj

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                          Great product and although a simple device they attach to the camera without the movement you will find in other after market product.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Satisfied

                          By rteller

                          from Scottsbluff, NE

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                            The extension tube does what it is suppose to do very well.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            great for added magnification

                            By Jay

                            from Detroit

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                              I bought this because I wanted more magnification for ring shots with my Zeiss 100. It works perfectly.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              great for marcro

                              By Mr G

                              from Kent, WA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Short Focus Length

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                              A good tool for macro on a 200mm lens. There is a short focal length though, and it takes a little getting used to how close you have to be to be able to focus.

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              It's a tube extender, that's it

                              By gth

                              from NC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Dark Interior
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Rugged

                              Cons

                              • Poor Loose Fit
                              • Price-value

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                              Any ol' extender would probably work, but I bought Canon thinking the quality would be higher. It's well built, looks nice, and the interior is well darkened. If the reader is unsure, this is not a model with glass. It's just a tube with contacts.The rings themselves need to be tighter or machined to a thicker dimension. Anything heavier than a contact lens will cause noticeable play in the body/lens interface. This droop throws off the axis. This non-orthogonality resulting from the play is slightly noticeable in the images and adds to the softening. I have both Canon extenders and two bodies, and all configurations both do the same thing. I'm thinking of unscrewing the ring and shimming the lower part to compensate for the droop. Supporting the lens will help greatly with this. Not that one should freehand with this configuration, but the wobble would drive you nuts.The contacts are well made and I have no trouble using the full features of my lenses. I can piggy-back two extenders with no electrical problems. It's pass-though and doesn't do anything active or fancy to the signal. The camera won't know it's there (for better or worse). AF will work within it's limited range but will be coarse in adjustment. IS will fight the play in the extender with every vibration but will generally work. Make sure your platform is steady.If I had to do it over again, I'd have tried my luck with an el-cheapo extender kit.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great assessory to my lenses

                              By Riversidepainter

                              from Front Royal

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                                Grat for interesting and unusual close-ups

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Get a liitle closer to your subject

                                By Chuck

                                from Charlotte, NC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                                  Perfect for getting closer to subjects using your favorite lenses. Well built and you give up no functionality.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Acceptable results, but not impressed

                                  By Helton

                                  from Waterloo,CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Blurry Focus
                                  • Lens Creep
                                  • Poor in Low Light
                                  • Slow Focus
                                  • Tough To Attach

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                                  So I purchased this extension tube to attempt some macro photography, thinking that this is a much cheaper alternative than buying a macro lens. It sure do its job, but the result you get is not great. The product functions "well" if you know exactly what to expect. The connection with the body is only acceptable as the lens will still wobble a bit. The auto focus is functional but usually doesnt work since the focusing distance is reduce significantly(expected). The depth of field is extremely narrow (expected) and you really put the quality of the glass to test. Overall the Product did its job well however the end result is not what I expected (hence I still gave it a 4 star since my expectation was too high.) If any one wants to attempt macro photography, I suggest the cheapest and easiest way : reverse your lens. And if Macro is really your thing, dont hesitate to get a macro lens. Trying to save some money on these alternatives will only disappoint you and waste money in the long run. Please keep in mind this comment is from a Macro noobie, if you know exactly what a extension tube works then the product is still 4/5. lost 1 star due to the flimsy connection with body/lens + overpriced for a plastic tubing)

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                                  5.0

                                  Nicely machined tube

                                  By PackSaddle Jack

                                  from Boerne, Texas

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II:

                                    This is a nicely machined tube whose job is to extend the lens from the "film" plane, thus allowing for larger images of smaller subjects. It has some electrical conductors so the camera can talk to the lens. It keeps stray, non-image light out.The quality of the resulting image depends not so much on the Extension Tube, but on the ability of the lens to present a sharp image to the sensor; in turn, this depends upon the photographer to mount the camera more rigidly than with a "normally sized" subject. The closer you get, the more camera shake and lens aberrations destroy the intended image.This Extension Tube and its associated sibling provide all the mechanical requirements when used singly or in conjunction with the sibling. It does so easily and well; you do get what you pay for.A subject, Wildlife, has been checked as an appropriate use. This applies if the wildlife is the size of an ant. Not so good on lions or tigers!

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