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

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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 244 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (125)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (101)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (195)
    • Lightweight (192)
    • Reliable (106)
    • Durable (90)
    • Improves product function (13)

    Cons

    • Not durable (16)
    • Not functional (6)
    • Difficult to use (4)
    • Poor design (3)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (220)
    • Travel (35)
    • Studio (27)
    • Everyday (21)
    • Home (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (135), Semi-professional (63), Professional (21), Casual user (8), Getting started (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (133), Yes (5)

    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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    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

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          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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            5.0

            Great Tubes for Macro

            By javi

            from Houston

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

            I did not wanted to spent a lot on a Macro lens, this is an excellent alternative, did lots of research online and by far this was the best choice. The construction and feel of these Tubes is good.
            I recommend to anyone who needs to use it on a time to time basis.

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            5.0

            Extension Tubes

            By Wooj

            from Phoenix AZ

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

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

              What's to write? These are tubes and as such, they perform very tubelike. The AF with these (using my Df) was very accurate and I was able to get very close. Only trouble was, when you get this close, manual focus is a pretty good idea!!

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              5.0

              Best Choice for Extension Tubes

              By PabloPicasso

              from Vancouver, WA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

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

                  These are reasonably high quality extension tubes allowing you to focus on objects that are close. They are particularly useful on larger focal length lenses (I am using a 55-200mm zoom) to get outstanding closeups. I made the mistake of ordering Nikon's PK13 which is not compatible with DSLR's - no electrical connection from lens to the body - and Nikon doesn't make extension tubes for modern lenses. I replaced it with the Vello extension tube set, but a quality issue prevented the ones I got from locking, so the camera didn't think there was a lens mounted. The Kenko extension tubes work perfectly, and are worth the extra money for the quality, and less expensive that a true Macro lens.

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                  5.0

                  Extension Tube set for Nikon

                  By Danielle

                  from Jefferson City, MO

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

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

                    I have always wanted to do macro photography, but the price of the macro lens and the limited about of use (for me) I just could not justify spending the money on the lens. But I have had a great time playing with these extension tubes. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can play somemore. I think they are great and have no complaints about them.

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                    5.0

                    fit tied with nikon body

                    By Dragon

                    from Goleta,CA

                    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:

                      very solid product and fit nicely with Nikon bodies and lens.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great tubes

                      By JDawg

                      from CT

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

                      These do a great job and work as expected! A must have if you are thinking about working with macro!

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                      4.0

                      Great set of tubes

                      By Vinh

                      from Canada

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

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

                        Great set of tubes but a little expensive for what the are (tubes) with some electronics

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                        5.0

                        Great fit and finish

                        By Of Counsel

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

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

                          Incredibly useful for close up macro work, very nice fit and finish on my Nikon D4,

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great tool for Macro shooting

                          By Steve C

                          from Elkhart, Indiana

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Traveling

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

                            I was interested in getting a Macro lens but before spending the money thought I would try these extension tubes. Boy was I impressed and happy with the results. While these don't give you true 1:1 macro shots, they do allow you to get in extremely close. And using them in conjuction with a Canon 250D close up lens they are remarkable. I love how you can use the three in different combinations to get just the right shot. They allow me to still use the auto focus and light meter on my camera. I use the Nikon D3100. I am very happy with these lens and so glad I bought them first. I will probably get a true macro lens someday but these extension tubes are letting me try out macro photography and get some fantastic shots in the mean time. Highly recommend these if you are interested at all in macro photography.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By RHanson

                            from Whitefish, Mt

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                            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 use the Kenko Auto Extension Tube mostly with my Nikon 105mm Micro lens. Unlike another product I bought these extension tubes allow me to use my lenses. They are also easy to align with lens as well as the camera body.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Happy!!!!

                              By BHall0725

                              from Marionville, Mo.

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

                              Bought for my wife...... And she loves them. :-)

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Perfect for my needs

                              By Genie

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Getting Started

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                                Cons

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

                                    These are my first extension tubes. I put them on without issue, and they performed perfectly. I have them attached to a Tamron lens.

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                                    4.0

                                    Just the Ticket

                                    By Borry

                                    from Michigan

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

                                    These tubes are just as advertised. Macro for beginners without an expensive lens. Just the ticket!

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                                    4.0

                                    They work well, are nicely built

                                    By Brett

                                    from New Brunswick, NJ

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Expensive

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography

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

                                    I got this set a couple weeks ago after months of itching to try macro. They work as intended, and deliver gorgeously sharp images depending on your technique (and lens). They're also well built and durable. I removed a star simply because I think the price point is a little ridiculous for what they are. Especially considering that auto-focus is very unnecessary in macro (it's very slow and any movement by the subject or the camera moves the focal plane). But if you want to delve into the world of macro photography without purchasing a dedicated macro lens, they are possibly the best extension tubes out there. All in all, I would recommend them.

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                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    NO IMAGE DEGRADATION!!

                                    By Han Park

                                    from Harrisonburg, VA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Shallow Dof

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Budget Macro
                                    • Light Weighted Package
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

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

                                    - I am a photography major student, and I am taking a class named "conservation photography", which requires lots of macro work. However, I mainly use 24-70mm, 85mm, so I didn't have any good macro lens. Moreover, I did not want to buy $1000~2000 macro lens when I am not a big fan of macro lens. I decided to buy this extension tube so that I can convert my 24-70mm and 85mm to macro.

                                    - The best thing about this product is there is no image degradation because the tube does not have any glass (which will distort the light) in it.

                                    - The another great thing about this tube is that you can still use auto focus. Even though manual focus goes better with macro shots, but auto focus helps a lot when you are taking photos of reptiles at night.

                                    - The only thing that you should know before purchase this tube is that DOF (depth of field) becomes really shallow. Which is not necessarily bad, but it can be uncomfortable for some purposes.

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                                    5.0

                                    Easy to use and great result

                                    By None

                                    from North Potomac, MD

                                    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:

                                      It's very good for macro photography. Light weight and very easy to use.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      It works, no complaints

                                      By Patrick C

                                      from Switzerland

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photography

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

                                        Basically I'm happy. They do have a somewhat plastic feel and chatter a bit, but other than that they just work fine.
                                        I just hope their long term reliability is good as well, but that will take a couple of years to find out.

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