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Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon

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You Pay: $79.95
Product Highlights
  • Shortens Minimum Focus Distance of Lens
  • Provides Macro Capability
  • Full Autofocus Compatibility
  • 12mm, 20mm and 36mm Tubes
  • Can be Used Individually or Combined
  • Metal Mount
  • Lightweight Design
  • For Nikon F Mount Lenses

The Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon 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 Nikon contains three extension tubes of 12mm, 20mm, and 36mm 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 compatible with all AF and AF-S lenses. Electronic aperture control is not possible with Nikon AI lenses. 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 12mm, 20mm, and 36mm 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 Nikon DSLR cameras and all F-mount lenses
Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon
  • 2 x Tube Caps
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    VelloAuto Extension Tube Set for Nikon
     
    4.5

    (based on 98 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (60)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (67)
    • Lightweight (47)
    • Durable (45)
    • Compact (35)
    • Great picture quality (29)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro (26)
      • Wildlife photos (13)
      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Macro photography (5)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (52), Semi-pro photographer (28), Casual photographer (9), Photography student (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (88)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Just what was needed....

      In the past, I had not quite gotten "the hang of" extension tubes. Then,recently, I wanted to use my telephoto as a "close-up" lens and remembered...Read complete review

      In the past, I had not quite gotten "the hang of" extension tubes. Then,recently, I wanted to use my telephoto as a "close-up" lens and remembered extension tubes. Not wanting to invest in the more expensive "name brand" while trying to learn how to use tubes effectively,I searched the Internet for recommendations and kept seeing good reviews for the Vello set. I was not disapppointed. I've now used the set on my Nikon 300mm f4(old version) and my Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro and have no complaints. And on top of it all, this Vello set keeps full autofocus and exposure compatibility which I find very useful.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Would do more investigation next time

      The tubes seem flimsy. One had some small plastic pellets inside that could have entered my camera had I not noticed. On several occasions I have experienced "read errors" with my...Read complete review

      The tubes seem flimsy. One had some small plastic pellets inside that could have entered my camera had I not noticed. On several occasions I have experienced "read errors" with my camera and had to disassemble the tubes to take any images. On the plus side I am very pleased with the images I am taking.

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      4.0

      Perfect for the price

      By Dave

      from Indianapolis, IN

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

      Great product, sometimes they are a little hard to click in. But perfect for the price

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      4.0

      Good Value

      By Livefish

      from Bologna, Italy

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Close-up
        • Macro

        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

        Purchased for general macro work with Nikon D700 and Df. Was unsure about Vello but for the price difference they turn out to be a good choice. Plastic but pretty solidly built. They seem to pass the exposure and focus info to the camera perfectly. Solid mounting. No complaints.

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        5.0

        Essential for great macro

        By Ghost

        from New Mexico

        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

        This extension set will enhance your macro capabilities significantly. They are easy to use and quick to change.
        You won't believe how tight and sharp your photos will be.

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        5.0

        Excellent choice

        By HPBPE

        from Acworth, GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

          Simple to use. Cost effective and appropriate for my needs!

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          5.0

          Works great, super price

          By L.W.

          from Tampa, Fl

          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

          I bought these to get though some class table top photo projects as I really don't need a macro lens otherwise. They work great. AF still works perfectly. I didn't notice any play in them, a good snug fit and they seem like they should hold up for quite a while. They do feel plasticy, but at this price- I'm happy they have metal mounts.

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          4.0

          Good Product

          By Bernie

          from Georgetown, Texas

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

            Well constructed with metal components, not plastic. Autofocus does not work, you have to manually focus.

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            5.0

            Works Great on Nikon D3200 Dx lenses.

            By T.Horne

            from Marinette, Wi

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro

              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

              Works very nicely on my D3200 w/ nikko 85mm macro lens. The first time I tried to fit these tubes on my camera I kept getting an error message of "lens not attached" over and over again, Noticing they weren't locking in. So I gave it one last hard twist (hoping I wouldn't break something)and I heard and felt it lock into position, they go on very easy now. Everything that's auto works GREAT in all modes

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              5.0

              Fine purchase

              By Victoria Photoguy

              from Victoria, B.C. Canada

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good construction
              • Good value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro

                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                I have used these tubes individually and collectively a couple of times now.No surprises. Wonderful results. My technique is more a problem than these tubes! Will mostly use indoors but will try outdoors at some point.Fit securely and easily. Will they stand up to years of use - I think so.The release clasp is a bit flimsy, but I have nothing to compare it to. It may be just how they are on most models of extension tubes.Pleased with the purchase and saved a bunch of bucks.

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                5.0

                these do the job

                By DaveN

                from Denver CO

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • And Other Lenses
                  • Close-up With Both Macro
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                  These are reasonably sturdy - no sign of flex with a D700 hanging off the short extension. They connect securely and are smooth on and off. Most importantly, they convey all the info from the lens to the body and do ALL the auto functions.

                  One caviat - I have not tried all combos of tubes, but the connections seem solid. A very good buy, compared to the Nikon alternative.

                  Image quality will be a function of lens type (zoom, fixed, macro, tele) and the magnification worked with.

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                  5.0

                  Works Great with My NIkon D5100

                  By Emprised

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Solid Fit

                  Cons

                  • Instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • Enhancing Macro Shots

                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                  I was concerned about buying this product as it was the "less expensive alternative." Had read reviews online and saw some criticism, so was worried it might not fit right or be stable. Actually, so far, I'm thrilled with this purchased. It saved me some $$ but, really, I can't imagine the other product working any better. This is basically just a set of three open tubes and as long as they fit on my camera (they do) and allow my camera to auto-focus (it does), what could be better? The only criticism - you know the dot that tells you where to line up your camera lens to insert into the Nikon body? Well, on this, it seems to be square that rotates to the dot for a solid lock. Counterintuitive. Should either be explained in the instructions or, better yet, changed to mimic the Nikon system.

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                  4.0

                  Perfectly adequate

                  By Lee Rust

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                        In use with my copy stand, these tubes work well in any combination with macro & normal lenses, both manual & autofocus. Made mostly of plastic with metal mounts, material and construction quality are OK. The latches were a little stiff on first use, but that was only a temporary issue.

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                        5.0

                        Good Value

                        By Paul

                        from Des Moines, Iowa

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reasonable price

                        Cons

                        • None so far

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro

                        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                        These tubes fit my camera and lens fine. I was a little concerned about some of the other reviews describing them to be too tight but they are easy to install/remove. All my lens are Nikon so maybe that has something to do with it. I am happy with the set.

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                        5.0

                        As advertised

                        By Chris S

                        from Missouri

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                              Product works as advertised. I use it on a Nikon D600 with both a 50 1.8D and a 70-300VR (only at the 70 mm focal length). Autofocus works on both (the D is screw drive, the VR is AF-S). I have seen reviews that these are really tight, but I can't say that mine are. The extension tube attaches to the body as well as any lens. Same with the lenses - they attach about the same to the body as to the extension tube. Overall extremely happy given the price and close focus capability.

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                              2.0

                              Would do more investigation next time

                              By RJB

                              from Missouri

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro

                              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                              The tubes seem flimsy. One had some small plastic pellets inside that could have entered my camera had I not noticed. On several occasions I have experienced "read errors" with my camera and had to disassemble the tubes to take any images. On the plus side I am very pleased with the images I am taking.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Closer than you can imagine

                              By AcierX

                              from Mechanicsburg, PA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Utlramacro
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                I love these tubes, I use them with a 105 2.8 Macro that is by itself amazingly awesome but these let me get right on top of the subject. I do notice that if I stack them I can get carried away and be too close (yes it is possible) I would suggest a ring light or other ample directable light that won't be obscured by the lens.

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                                4.0

                                Excellent Value

                                By Wink

                                from Peoria, IL

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro

                                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                  I've never done macro photography. Thought I'd try it with my prime lens and these extension tubes, which work fine.

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again

                                  By Art

                                  from Stockbridge, GA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                      Used for Macro photography on Nikon D600 and D700 with 105 f2.8 Micro lens.
                                      Very sturdy.
                                      Fully compatible with all auto functions.

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                                      5.0

                                      Better than the manual extension tubes

                                      By German G

                                      from Medellin, Colombia

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                                      Pros

                                      • Great Picture Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                          Really good gear for macro fotography, it allows you to manage camera settings the auto extension tubes and the lenses. great deep of field and image quality

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                                          4.0

                                          Nice product

                                          By Ernestotega

                                          from Tulum, Mexico

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Blury Frame
                                          • Poor Image Quality

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Food

                                          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                          Nice product if you want to save some $$$ in a macro lens, I have a few days using it and it´s what I was expecting, It works very good with a 35 mm prime lens, not with a 18-55 or my baby 24-120mm. the N factor does not work with this tubes, the more simple the lens the better, not a very wide images I can get, only a small detail sometimes.

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                                          5.0

                                          Always wanted a set of AF extensions

                                          By Steve Berger Photographic

                                          from Cincinnati, Ohio

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                            Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                            These are great tubes and work far better than manual tubes. I like the fact that I can use one, two, or all of them combined.

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