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Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS

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Product Highlights
  • Shortens Minimum Focus Distance of Lens
  • Provides Macro Capability
  • Full Autofocus Compatibility
  • 13mm, 21mm and 31mm Tubes
  • Can be Used Individually or Combined
  • Metal Mount
  • Lightweight Design
  • For Canon EF and EFS Lenses

The Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS from Vello allows your lens to focus closer than its normal minimum focus distance. By placing distance between your camera body and lens, focusing distance is shortened and the effect of magnifying your subject is created. Extension tubes enable macro performance for lenses not otherwise able to focus that close, and are also suited for close-up portraiture. The Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS contains three extension tubes of 13mm, 21mm and 31mm lengths. They can be used individually or together in seven distinct combinations to create the desired magnification effect. For closer focusing use the larger extension tube or stack the tubes together. Extension tubes have no optical elements so do not degrade the quality of your lenses.

These tubes are fully automatic tubes in that they are able to communicate all electronic functions from lens to camera including autofocus and auto exposure.  They are built with metal lens mounts for durability and longevity and enable you to convert almost any lens into a macro lens at a fraction of the cost while maintaining the lens' original optical quality.

Shortens minimum focusing distance of lens for macro photography
Extension tubes of 13mm, 21mm and 31mm lengths can be used individually or in any combination of the three for greater magnification
Full autofocus and exposure compatibility
Lightweight design with metal mounts
Alignment markers make placement on lenses and cameras easy
Fits Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF and EFS lenses (including STM types)
Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS
  • 2 x Tube Caps
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    VelloAuto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS
     
    4.4

    (based on 102 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (77)
    • Lightweight (54)
    • Compact (49)
    • Durable (47)
    • Great picture quality (40)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (4)

    Best Uses

    • Macro (29)
    • Wildlife photos (16)
    • Landscape/scenery (14)
    • Weddings (4)
    • Family photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (43), Semi-pro photographer (27), Pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (8), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (90), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A great add-on for your Canon DSLR

    I believe this is a great add-on if you want to do close-shot photography. The alternative would be dedicated macro lenses which come in a mind headache array of IS vs. non-IS,...Read complete review

    I believe this is a great add-on if you want to do close-shot photography. The alternative would be dedicated macro lenses which come in a mind headache array of IS vs. non-IS, USM/STM vs. noisy AF, and L vs. non-L glass... and they aren't cheap. The product works as described. I unlocked the 31mm piece from the lot and fitted it to my camera. I like to be gentle when handling stuff but this tube required a bit more force than usual. I can't say if this is normal or room-for-improvement. Also the metal rim on each tube had smudges on them (as if someone had used them before me). I was able to wipe them clean but those aren't great first impressions at all. After switching on my camera, I set my 18-55 lens to 55, switched from AF to manual focus and wow! You can get really up close and personal.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Right in the middle (price and quality)

    I bought this set of extension tubes to get closer results with my EF-S 60mm Macro.

    It does work, but you can see the quality is not what was expected....Read complete review

    I bought this set of extension tubes to get closer results with my EF-S 60mm Macro.

    It does work, but you can see the quality is not what was expected. Unfortunately, there's a little play in between each of them, so they don't offer a snug fit with the lens and it's even worse when stacking them. Is this quality control and I got a bad set?

    All in all, it does the job of greater magnification, but you get what you pay for (the wobbling isn't great for the feel you get when holding the camera and lens in your hands and I can also imagine the dust that will make its way into the chamber through the cracks).

    Combined with the EF-S 60mm Macro, it gives the opportunity to go from 1x to about 3x by just rotating the focus ring and moving the camera back and forth. I don't see why you would use them separately as it's more versatile when stacked.

    If it was not for the lack of quality control, I would definitely recommend this to those who want to get into closer macro photography.

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    5.0

    Sweet!

    By Netulf

    from Connecticut

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro

      Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

      I had no clue how to use extensions tubes, and this is my first experience, and it's positive. I have nothing to compare with, but these works great for my needs.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Better for telephoto lens

      By JEM

      from Brasil

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

            I hope this product would improve my macro lens use. It made the image a few bigger. But with lens that normally have a small minimum focus distance, you probably won´t use all the 3 tubes, but just the smaller one.In fact, for those lens with small minimum focal distance, you will have only a few reduction in the minimum distance with the extension tube.But with tele lens, you will have a better use for the extension tubes.There is something else: with this extension tube you will be able to use EF-S lens in a 6D. I made a test and it worked! Of course, without focus at infinity and with lower quality than an EF lens. The photo I send with this review was taken with an EF-S 55-250, at 250mm and the 13mm extension tube.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Wonderful Investment

            By Lady Sullivan

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

              I love this product. It definitely helped in the wedding that I shot over the weekend. It definitely takes some getting used to and adjusting to, but I really love the pictures I was able to capture with it!

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              4.0

              Macro on a budge

              By Steve O.

              from Midway, Utah

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                    Cheaper than a macro lens.I use it for video on my Canon 5d, but I am sure it would be great for stills.It is plastic so I support it with my hands when shooting.It reads your lens info so that is good.Not the cheepest extension set but much cheaper than the Canon ones.Tons of flexibility too.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    so awesome!

                    By angelicprophoto

                    from Malone, ny

                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                    These have really taken my macro images to the next level!

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                    4.0

                    Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS by

                    By Pepe

                    from Camp Hill, PA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro

                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                    Worked fine. I don't use autofocus when shoot this close. They are however made of cheap material compared to the Canon version

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                    4.0

                    Well Made and Easy To Use

                    By theKiwi

                    from Caledonia, Michigan, USA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Lack Of Carryingstorage
                    • Lack Of Storage Case

                    Best Uses

                    • Closeup Macro Photography
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                    This set of extension rings is well made - they mount and unmount from the camera and the lens easily.

                    Lack of a case with them is a bit of a downer - they'd be better if they could be kept in a case when not in use.

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                    4.0

                    Turn Lens into Macro Lens

                    By JT

                    from Weatport, CT

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Can Auto Focus
                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                      By using this tube set, a Lens can be used as a Macro Lens.
                      With 3 different length and can be used with different combination.
                      Easy to install.

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                      4.0

                      Interesting.....

                      By Ladyknight

                      from Union City,NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                        I am trying to do more macro photography, but did not want to purchase a lens right now. I just started using these. Still have to learn how to set my camera for clear pictures, but I am getting there.

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                        5.0

                        Great Extension Tube Set

                        By Dave

                        from Hershey, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                          These work well with the lens I have. Beats the price of macro lens if you don't do macro shots often enough to make a macro lens purchase. Some shots can have issues with auto focus but nothing that manual focus can't fix.

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                          4.0

                          Great tool for jumping into Macro

                          By Alex P.

                          from Durango, CO

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro

                            Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                            The Vello Extension tube set is a great way to get into macro photography. I've been using them for insects, eyes and flowers. By moving the lens farther from the camera you get great magnification. Experinment with the different sized rings and different lens combos for different enlargment capabilities.

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                            4.0

                            Vello Extension Tube Set

                            By Steven

                            from Minneapolis, MN

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                Product works as expected. Light weight plastic seems to be durable enough.

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                                5.0

                                Auto Extension Tubes

                                By Dorothy

                                from Pennsylvania

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro

                                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                  These tubes are great for macro photography. I am looking forward to trying the combination of them to get a great macro shot.

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Functiional, But Not A Tight Fit

                                  By Noreaster

                                  from South Shore, Ma

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Loose Fitting Mount

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Close up photography

                                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                    I will hold on to these as they do what they're supposed to do. I just don't like the loose fitting mounts. I would prefer a tighter fit without any play at all. It's a bit of a distraction for me.

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                                    4.0

                                    works fine

                                    By Marcec

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                    the tubes snap fine to camera and lenses, no problems so far

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                                    5.0

                                    Very nice for bug portraits

                                    By bug lover

                                    from San Diego, CA

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                        I use these tubes with a Canon T3i and Canon 55-250 telephoto lens with camera on a tripod or monopod.

                                        The rings allow me to take portraits of bugs like a praying mantis. I am a cheap skate amateur so these rings are plenty good for me and I really like results.

                                        I think the tube set has good value.

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                                        5.0

                                        Awesome Extension Tube Set

                                        By Jon

                                        from Eastern, TN

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Great Picture Quality
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                          I have always wanted to get a macro lens and start doing some macro photography, but didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a new lens. I researched extension tubes and found these. After purchasing this set I immediately started using them and in my opinion, they are incredible. Auto focus still works, just as good as having a lens only on the camera. The different sizes allow for different distances from the subject and gives different options as far as perspective goes. I would highly recommend these for anyone wanting to do macro, they are a great option instead of buying a macro lens.

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                                          5.0

                                          Extension Tubes work. Can save you money

                                          By Mike

                                          from WPB, FL

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                              Use the set of 3 at once or any cobination.
                                              Has auto focus or manual focus.
                                              Use a tripod for the best result.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Extension tubes

                                              By GreekPhotog

                                              from Chicago, IL

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Good Audio Quality
                                              • Great Picture Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Macro

                                                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                                Well built and easy to use. EF and EF-S lenses work great.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                They Do The Job Quite Well

                                                By Olaf

                                                from Brookln, NY

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Great Picture Quality
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                                    These Extension Tubes (set of 3) are great. No need to spend 2 or 3 times the money. You get auto focusing with the canon models and the take up no room in you bag at all.

                                                    Get into macro photography and don't mortgage your house to do so by buying a macro lens or an expensive set of tubes.

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