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Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG (12, 20 & 36mm Tubes) for Nikon Digital and Film Cameras

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Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens

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The Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG contains three tubes of different length - 12mm, 20mm, and 36mm - which can be used individually or in any combination to obtain the desired magnification. Actual magnification effect changes with each specific lens.

This DG Extension tube set has upgraded "Gate-Array IC" circuitry to work better with digital SLR's and some of the digital SLR lenses, like the Nikon DX (e.g. 17-55mm, 10.5mm) digital-only lenses.

Extension tubes are designed to enable a lens to focus closer than its normal set minimum focusing distance. Getting closer has the effect of magnifying your subject (making it appear larger in the viewfinder and in your pictures). They are exceptionally useful for macro photography, enabling you to convert almost any lens into a macro lens at a fraction of the cost while maintaining its original optical quality.

The extension tubes have no optics. They are mounted in between the camera body and lens to create more distance between the lens and film plane. By moving the lens farther away from the film or CCD 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.

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

The Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG is compatible with Nikon DSLR cameras and F mount lenses and is optimized to work with Autofocus lenses.
Kenko's Auto Focus extension tubes are designed with all the circuitry and mechanical coupling to maintain auto focus and TTL auto exposure with most Nikon lenses given there is enough light (at f/5.6 or brighter) to activate the cameras AF system properly.
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 Nikon Digital and Film Cameras
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    KenkoAuto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens
     
    4.4

    (based on 261 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (137)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (106)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (202)
    • Lightweight (202)
    • Reliable (112)
    • Durable (94)
    • Improves product function (13)

    Cons

    • Not durable (17)
    • Not functional (6)
    • Difficult to use (4)
    • Poor design (3)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (232)
    • Travel (36)
    • Studio (29)
    • Everyday (21)
    • Home (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (143), Semi-professional (65), Professional (22), Casual user (9), Getting started (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (143), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worth Buying!

    I bought these extension tubes for use with my Nikon D90 and Tokina 100 MM macro lens in hopes of capturing some super close- ups of insect eyes- and I have not been...Read complete review

    I bought these extension tubes for use with my Nikon D90 and Tokina 100 MM macro lens in hopes of capturing some super close- ups of insect eyes- and I have not been dissapointed! The tubes look great and are capable of producing great results. On the down- side, there is some play in the couplings but this has not affected performance. Also, when using all three tubes together, my Nikon struggles mightily to focus on the sweet spot. So if you use all three tubes with a true macro lens, plan on focusing manually. To me, however, the bottom line is results. These tubes are greatly enhancing my portfolio, and allowing me to make more sales. Tips; I shoot manually with my Nikon's ISO set at the lowest setting in order to reduce grain. Then I adjust my F- stop to control lighting. Always use flash and a flash diffuser. Always add lots of lighting whenever possible, and diffuse them as well- just use your imagination. The difference between a mediocre photographer and a great one is imagination or lack thereof. Also, plan on using a tripod or something to rest your camera on while shooting. To give you some idea as to the magnification these tubes achieve, the spider in this image is only 6 MM in length.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Functional yet flexible

    I recently purchased this set with high hopes. However, theconstruction is of flimsy plastic. Other than this designflaw the tubes work very well as far as compatibility isconcerned.

    Problems...Read complete review

    I recently purchased this set with high hopes. However, theconstruction is of flimsy plastic. Other than this designflaw the tubes work very well as far as compatibility isconcerned.

    Problems Encountered: With all three extension rings and my Sigma 150/2.8 APOMACRO DG mounted one could plainly see the lens bowing downdue to the extension tubes flexing. True, I could use thetripod mount on the lens and I did but the lens was stillbowing down. And, this occurred with my Sigma and my D50!This set would be entirely unsuitable if not dangerous witha heavier body and heavier lens.If you were to just use a Nikkor 50/1.8 or 35/2 you would besafe as those lenses are light.

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    5.0

    Low Cost Macro Solution

    By Bo

    from Miami, Florida

    Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

    I needed a macro solution without buying yet another lens. Heard about the Kenko extensions from the Matt Granger Youtube Review Show and decided to try them. The set come with three sizes of extendors. Fit and finish is excellent, plasticy build but not cheap or cheezy. They are light so they don't add weight to the lens and they fit snug. There is no looseness or tentive feel to them. Excellent macro solution for anyone. I'm willing to bet Kenko extendors for any make will be just as pro as these are for Nikon. Highly recommend this product!

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    4.0

    Auto Extension Tube Set - Kenko

    By Rick

    from Southern Maryland

    Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

    Had been reading in benefits of Extension Tubes in be able to perform macro photography without shelling out major dollars for yet another lens at this point in time. I opted for this set, although I do not presently shoot with Nikon lenses, and have discovered I have to utilize them in manual focus modes with my Sigma lenses. I've mainly been shooting flower or tree blooms since receiving them since it's that time of year and I'm not disappointed what-so-ever. I find that I'll end up rolling through each one individually, then stacking them in various configurations just to get a feel for what each allows in FOV with the same lens.

    Yes, recommend this set..........

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Lou

    from Huntsville, AL

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

      Supports macrophotography without the expensive lens. Good alternative for those like me who appreciate the opportunity for some good pictures but do not really need a lens.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great

      By LMinnick

      from Arkansas

      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

      Love mine set of extension tubes. Great focusing, very sharp images. Gals I go them. Thanks BH photo.

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      4.0

      More for your money

      By Musicachuck

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

      I use the extension tubes for macro (duh) On my 105mm they work fine individually or in pairs of twos. On my 70-200mm I would only use one of the extension as the Kenko tubes are plastic and are not as solid as the Nikon tubes. But so far this has not been a problem and as my headline says I get more options with the Kenko tubes for less money.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Works Well

      By Jack-O

      from Gladstone, Michigan

      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

      These extension tubes work well with my AF-Nikkor lens and D600 Nikon camera. I also feel they are of good value for the cost. Do not hesitate to purchase these items.

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      4.0

      Good Extension Tubes

      By Kevin K

      from Washington DC

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Studio

        Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

        Kenko makes some very good extension tubes for a reasonable cost. Using them with my Nikon D700 and 85mm 1.4 lens, I found they worked very well for me to photograph jewelry.

        The nikon 85mm is one of their sharpest lenses, and it turned out to be a very sharp macro lens. The contact points on the extension tubes allow the lens to communicate seamlessly with the camera body, which is important when using G lenses that come without an adjustment ring require aperture adjustments thru the body.

        Bending of the rings was my only concern. Being made of plastic, they are not as sturdy as metal extension tubes. When holding a large lens, they do show a little sag.

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        5.0

        Very pleased so far

        By Jim

        from Hammond, Indiana

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

          Very easy to use. Way better than a close up filter and a lot cheaper than a macro lens. These allow me to get up close to insects and other small objects. When I used all three tubes at once and and a large telephoto lens, I noticed a slight dip (bow) in the lens. So I just take extra care in handling now.

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          5.0

          Works well with Tokina 100 mm lens

          By andy8400

          from Near Chicago

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

            Was unfamiliar with limited focal range of an extension tube. Once used to it, it really brought objects in close. Kenko kept the electrical contacts but easiest was manual focusing with the large focus ring Tokina.

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            5.0

            Works exactly as expected

            By John

            from Maryland

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

              Mechanical and electrical connections worked fine. Easy installation of tube sections and lens. Automatic lens controls fully functional, although manual focusing seemed better than auto-focus. Used with both 55-200mm zoom and 15-55mm zoom.

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              5.0

              Let There be Light

              By Serene Focus

              from Boston

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                I can mainly only get away using the smallest or second smallest tube because I don't usually shoot in the best lit situations. The more/longer tubes you add the more you have to close up the aperture in order to get the subject in focus, thus the more light you need. That being said, if you want to start exploring shooting macro, this is definitely the solution for you.
                A nice feature is that it 'Auto' meaning it can work with your lens' auto-focus and aperture. The auto-focus doesn't really work because of the small depth of field you work with but that auto feature does let you adjust the aperture, which is extremely useful when trying to get the entire subject in focus while getting the most light in to the sensor.
                Pros:
                -Good for people who want to dabble in macro but not commit yet
                -Good for people on a budget
                -Auto feature is useful in adjusting aperture settings on the fly.
                -Cheap alternative to macro lens

                Cons:
                -Auto focus doesn't really work because of the extremely shallow depth of field you work with
                -Having all three feels a bit wasteful since I only use the 2 smaller ones together at most. I would rather only have those 2 and pay less. Not sure if other users feel the same way though.

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                5.0

                Well worth the money

                By Jason

                from Canada

                Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                Bought these a short while ago, and they're everything they're purported to be. Quality is excellent, and fit is good as well. The autofocus functions as it should, however, as many people have previously noted, fine focusing is largely done manually. If given the choice, I would purchase these again in a heartbeat.

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                5.0

                They just work

                By Ruben

                from New York, NY

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                  These tubes work gets and get me even closer with my macro lens. I am very happy with the purchase. A tad expensive for extension tubes but they work and that is what matters to me.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  works good

                  By J J

                  from Texas

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                    Got these to use for close ups and they let me get full frame images and as close as I want. Made of plastic and light to work with. I have not had any issues with this setup at all.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Well Made Auto Extension Tube Set DG

                    By Marsha

                    from Geneva OH

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                      This item was received as a Christmas gift a few days ago. I have not used the set per se, but from what I have seen, the tubes are very well made and fit nicely on my Nikon D3100. All letters and numbers on each tube is printed clearly and consisely. Black plastic/metal. A very nice set.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      I loved it

                      By Glenny

                      from Texas, USA

                      About Me Casual user

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                        It start help me with macro shots :)

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Nice Set of Tubes

                        By Geneva Ohio

                        from Geneva Ohio

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                          I received this set as an early Christmas gift from my husband. The quality is good, the printing on each tube is good, and everything looks to be good quality.

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                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          It works!

                          By jloc

                          from Madrid, Spain

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                              It does what it says, the electronic points enable all functions of the camera and the effect is a macro picture that otherwise you would not be able to get with that lens

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By Doug

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                                These tubes are of excellent quality and work quite well. Fit and finish are good and have been problem free.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Kenko Auto Extension Tube

                                By godfab

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon Lens:

                                  I am happy with the product, and I will recommend to others.

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                                  • No

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