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Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses

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Product Highlights
  • Enables Closer Focusing
  • 12mm, 20mm, 36mm Tubes
  • Works Individually or Combined
  • Provides Macro Capability
  • Retains Auto Focus Capability
  • Metal Mounts
  • Fits Canon EF/EF-S Lenses

The Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses from Kenko contains three tubes of different lengths--12mm, 20mm, and 36mm--which can be used individually or in any combination to obtain the desired magnification. They are compatible with Canon EF and EFS lenses.

Extension tubes are designed to enable a lens to focus closer than its normal minimum focusing distance. They have the effect of magnifying your subject and are useful for macro photography, allowing you to convert almost any lens into a macro lens while maintaining its original optical quality.

The extension tubes have no optics. They are mounted between the camera body and lens to create more distance between the lens and film/sensor plane. By moving the lens farther away from the film or sensor in the camera, the lens is forced to focus much closer than normal. The greater the length of the extension tube, the closer the lens can focus.

These Kenko Auto Extension Tubes retain auto focus capability with Canon AF lenses providing the effective aperture stays at f/5.6 or brighter.

12mm, 20mm, 36mm extension tubes work individually or in combination
Allows close-up macro photography with non-macro lens
Retains auto focus function when effective aperture stays at f/5.6 or brighter(f/8 or brighter on EOS 3, 1V & 1D cameras)
Weight
  • 12mm Tube: 2.1 oz (60 g)
  • 20mm Tube: 3 oz (85 g)
  • 36mm Tube: 4.4 oz (125 g)
  • Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG (12, 20 & 36mm Tubes) for Canon EOS Digital and Film Cameras
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    KenkoAuto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses
     
    4.6

    (based on 280 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (171)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (105)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (193)
    • Easily interchangeable (161)
    • Durable (131)
    • Strong construction (92)
    • Consistent output (79)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (26)
    • Slow focus (20)
    • Weak casing (9)
    • Tough to attach (5)

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (218)
    • Wildlife photos (26)
    • Macro (16)
    • General purpose (11)
    • Low light (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (108), Semi-pro photographer (58), Enthusiast (34), Semi-professional (21), Pro photographer (15)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (150), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works Well with all My L Glass

    I am using these tubes with my Canon 50D, 17-40, 24-105 and my 70-200 2.8 IS. All work well. The fit is snug and trustworthy. I sure wouldn't want...Read complete review

    I am using these tubes with my Canon 50D, 17-40, 24-105 and my 70-200 2.8 IS. All work well. The fit is snug and trustworthy. I sure wouldn't want my glass to fall off my camera.

    Having the 3 tubes for the price of one Canon tube is a huge plus if you plan to use different focal length lenses.

    If you are looking to do some inexpensive macro photos, this is definitely the way to go.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great affordable macro photos

    These are a great affordable way for macro photography, flexible three interchangeable tubes, work with my Canon EF-S 17 - 85 USM kit lens and tested it with 50mm F1.4 and Sigma 70 -...Read complete review

    These are a great affordable way for macro photography, flexible three interchangeable tubes, work with my Canon EF-S 17 - 85 USM kit lens and tested it with 50mm F1.4 and Sigma 70 - 300 APO DG lens, Camera auto functions worked perefctly with these tubes. A must have for serious amateur photographers on a budget.

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    5.0

    WOrks extremely well with the 70-200L

    By DLS

    from Fayetteville, AR

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

      I like using these with the 70-200 since it allows me to vary the distance a bit using the zoom vs wobbling back and forth like it does on a prime. I played with various combinations of the tubes and all worked extremely well for macro work.

      if you are trying to describe what the tubes do, the best way to put it is that it makes your lens very near-sighted. about the only drawback to tubes vs a dedicated macro lens is not being able to shoot distant objects as well, but when I'm in a macro mood it is a non-issue for me.

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      5.0

      Kenko Extension Tubes

      By fljbird

      from Hollywood, Fl

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

          Product works as described.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good buy for macro photographers

          By Joyce

          from Rapid City, SD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

            Having 3 different size tubes from this set used in a variety of combinations make this a great versatile and affordable option for those seeking macro capabilities.
            They require no special knowledge or accessories to use, a great buy

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            5.0

            Does what it's supposed to

            By flavor32

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output

            Cons

            • Overpriced

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

            Works well, and opens up new uses for most of my other lenses.

            One could quibble about the price charged for a simple device like this, or just shrug and be glad it's relatively cheap compared to all the other gear.

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            4.0

            Great product for the price

            By Suesart

            from Sheridan, WY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

            I am using the tubes with all of my lenses, just to see what they will do. They are well made, although they are a bit tough to get on at first. I would recommend this product to friends, I have actually.

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            5.0

            I like it!

            By Kenny

            from Kankakee, IL

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

              I have only used it a couple of times and I like the effect that I'm getting. Looking forward to having some more fun with it.

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              4.0

              Kenko Extention tube set

              By Suesart

              from Sheridan, WY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light
              • Tough To Attach

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

              I use these with all of my lenses. I take flower photos and portraits. I like the way I can get super close as with a macro, but at a much lower cost. They are light weight and seem to be well made. They are a little tricky to get on the first time, a bit tight feeling, but they work great!! I would recommend and have to friends.

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              5.0

              Great! Especially when on sale.

              By Jeremy

              from Iowa City, IA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                Works great for macro photography. The auto focus works well. The connections work like they should. This is a great inexpensive extension tube set.

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                5.0

                Best Quality

                By KAH

                from Batavia, Illinos

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • But worth it
                  • Cost More Than Competitor

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                  A must for macro photography.

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                  4.0

                  Can't complain

                  By Matt

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                    I can't photograph the microscopic details of a snowflake, but these are still pretty fun.

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                    5.0

                    Good compromise

                    By charlesplatt

                    from arizona

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Well Made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                        Not the cheapest extension set, but nicely made and fits precisely. I also have a Canon-branded extender, but that one extender cost almost as much as this set of three. I think the Kenko set is a good compromise, especially as it contains contacts to enable autofocus.

                        Using the EF25 Canon extender plus the largest of the Kenko set to get a total of about 2.5" extension with my 100mm 1:1 closeup lens, I now have a 2:1 enlargement ratio, which is what I wanted.

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                        5.0

                        Nice set of tubes

                        By western Dave

                        from Hagerstown, MD

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                          Had a set of tubes with my old film camera, and got these to use with my Canon 40D. Work much like I remembered. Went with these because reviews stated a tighter fit than some others, and this was true, they fit tightly together. Work well with standard 50mm lens, but also with my 28-135 zoom.

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                          5.0

                          Great for macro shots

                          By Longshadow

                          from Jeffersonville, PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Metal Mounts

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                            Great that they are lens coupled. As with all extensions, some light is lost, so extra light may be needed. I would recommend a tripod. Mount tubes to camera, then lens to tubes. Remove lens first, then tubes.

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                            5.0

                            Great for macro

                            By Longshadow

                            from Jeffersonville, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Metal Mounts
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                              Great that they are lens coupled. The amount of light is reduced, as with all extension tubes, so a tripod is recommended for most shots. Mount on camera first, then attach lens. Remove lens first, then tubes.

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                              4.0

                              Locks well

                              By woody

                              from Santa Rosa Ca.

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                                i use these tubes for macro. Very good fit. Very positive lock.

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                                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Nice Product

                                By Matthew the photographer

                                from Georgia

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                                So they feel a little cheep, but after you use them a few times they click on and off a little better.

                                My only real negative thing about them, and maybe this is my fault for not researching them enough. But, I was under the impression that these simply reduced the focal length of lenses. Which they do, but they also limit the focal length. As in you can only focus on things that are 1' or so max away from your camera. Which works for true macro of course. I shoot all primes, and I was hoping to simply get a little closer to things with my Canon 85 1.2, not be required to be 2 inches away from the subject to get it focused. Which with the 36mm one you have to be Super close....

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                                5.0

                                Excellent tubes

                                By colin h.

                                from west chicago, il

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Easy to use
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality materials
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Thorough Design
                                • Tight Mounting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                                  excellent product, and certainly much more reasonably priced for the same (if not better) performance of much bigger names.

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                                  4.0

                                  Love to be close

                                  By Mia

                                  from Michigan

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor in Low Light

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                                  I have used Kenco extension tubes with my canon 100 mm macro lens with wonderful results. Even tried it on the Canon 24-70 mm lens. As long as the camera is stable the pictures are very sharp. Auto focus is iffy and I usually manually focus for macro anyway.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Value and preformance

                                  By Zach

                                  from Charleston, WV

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography

                                    Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                                    This product works great. I'm just getting into photography and these have allowed me to explore the macro side of things without spending too much. They are solid extension tubes and allow me to put a lens on without worrying if the lens will fall off or break the extension tubes. I like that they allow full control of auto focus and aperture. I recommend these to anyone who wants to try out macro photography. They are a little more expensive than other extension tubes but do you really want to put your several hundred dollar lenses and thousand+ dollar camera on something cheap that could break and damage both?

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                                    5.0

                                    Great for zoom lens

                                    By Slickrick

                                    from Riverdale, New York

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                                      Don't have a macro, use these extension tubes to get you there. I own a macro but these are great to use on my 70-200. Get closer details and interesting images when that close.

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