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Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon

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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 114 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (67)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (40)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (77)
    • Lightweight (57)
    • Durable (47)
    • Compact (41)
    • Great picture quality (33)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro (31)
      • Wildlife photos (16)
      • Landscape/scenery (8)
      • Macro photography (5)
      • Flowers (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (56), Semi-pro photographer (36), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (102), Yes (3)

      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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      5.0

      Good extension tubes - work as said

      By Benjamin Root

      from Norway, Iowa

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Autofocus
      • Easy to Use
      • Fairly Durable
      • Good Video Quality
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Nature Photography
        • Video

        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

        I use these mainly with a 50 mm f/1.8 lens. They work great, although you do have to stop it up to f/5.6 - f/8 to get a decent depth of field, with a 50 mm lens that is. With a 300 mm you won't need to stop it up. With my 50 mm and all three extension tubes, I can focus to something about 2 inches away.

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        4.0

        Great value for the money!

        By MacroMax

        from Italy

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

            I use this as an entry level, cost-effective way to begin learning macro and it's a wonderful tool! I recommend it to anyone considering giving macro a try but unwilling to invest in a fixed macro lens. I live in Italy and this is the only source I could find this at this price. Thanks B&H!

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Yohan

            from Montreal, QC, Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Flowers
              • Insects
              • Tiny Objects
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

              I buy this kit to do some macro shots with the 18-140mm who came with my D7100. The results are fantastic. With all extension tubes combined, the picture is still sharp. I also made a DIY pop up flash tube/diffuser which allows me to use smaller aperture so a greater depth of field. I recommend this product to anyone who want to do macro photography but before buy it, do some research about other options like reversing your lens, close-up filters, to find the best option for your lens.[@]/Cheers and sorry for my english.

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              3.0

              It's Okay

              By MinAZ

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                These tubes work, so if you want to go into macro photography on the cheap, here's the way to go. They will give you good quality macro photos. But there are some caveats:
                - the autofocus works but is very weak. You might find yourself better off just manual focusing
                - if you own certain bodies such as the Nikon D3200, you will not be able to fit the tubes on all the way and get a "no lens attached" error. To correct this, use a toothpick to depress the little safety catch on the body lens mount so that you can click the tubes all the way on. It should ten be able to detect the lens.

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                5.0

                Exactly what i was looking for and more

                By Cecil

                from Georgia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro

                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                  I was looking to decrease the minimum focal distance of my Nikon 70-300 for dragonfly macros. I am mostly using the 36mm but have also used the 36mm+12mm. The focusing does seem to slow a bit with one and with two rings I find it easier to use manual focus but I am fine with this. These greatly reduce the minimum focus distance giving me a MUCH closer macro. I fins it best to use this on a tripod but then I usually use a tripod for macros. The photos have been excellent. I am only disappointed that I did not get these years ago.

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                  4.0

                  Good value

                  By Mike K.

                  from Va

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro

                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                    Keeping in mind that these tubes are intended to let you focus on subjects closer to you than your lens alone would allow,they work great. They can allow you to turn a normal lens into a macro lens, get closer to your subject for a more shallow depth of field or allow you to use a longer lens in tight places. I'm sure there are more uses but those are what come to mind first.
                    Any draw backs I have seen should be expected and fairly easily compensated for. The more tubes you stack along with the longer your lens the less light will reach reach your camera. This means your camera may have a hard time auto focusing, so use manual focus. It also means you will need more light with the tubes than without. So compensate for it, use a higher iso, flash, larger aperture, tripod with a slower shutter, etc.
                    Shallow depth of field, the closer the subject the less depth of field you have, use a smaller aperture to compensate.
                    The more tubes you use the less far you can focus. With all tubes stacked on a 200mm lens 10 feet was too far away. I was surprised how short the focal distance was but the solution is common sense...use less of tubes.
                    Photography like life is a balancing act, there are trade offs. If you expect to gain something without loosing something else you will be disappointed but if you are realistic in your expectations you will be happy with this product. In short I love these tubes, they are a great addition to my gear for the price.

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                    4.0

                    Nice for the price

                    By Rob Nuti

                    from Roseville, CA.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                        I've had these tubes for a few days. First thing I noticed is that they are plastic and feel cheap, but that doesn't impede their ability to do what's advertised. I'm mainly using them on a D700 and gold stipe Nikkor lenses. The auto focus does work, but it's very slow. Due to that, these tubes would never be brought to any of my professional shoots. One other thing with the focussing, you have to be very close to your subject to focus. I have the 105mm 2.8 Nikon macro, and I often use it to shoot portraits. By using a macro, I've found that it smooths the skin a bit. I can't do that with these tubes. I put one on to my travel lens 28-300, and it wouldn't focus on a subject much farther that a couple feet away. I had the same results on the 105 with the tubes on it.

                        For the good, they work, I can use them with my 1:1 macro increasing the magnification. When I'm using one tube, it's snug and I feel confident that it's not harming my gear nor am I in jeopardy of my lens falling off. When adding multiple tubes, it feels a little flimsy, so I make sure to support the lens with my other hand. I probably would not put multiple tubes on with my 70-200 2.8 or 24-70 2.8. I think the weight of these lens could be a problem for the multiple tubes to be secure.

                        Over all, I like them. I purchased them for something to play with and to increase my macro magnification. They do just that. I think the price for what you get is good. Although they didn't exceed my expectations, they definitely met them. Would I recommend these to someone? Absolutely.

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                        3.0

                        Although they are fun,they are not magic

                        By Butch the picture taker

                        from Tucson Az.

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Stiff

                        Best Uses

                        • Bugs
                        • Flowers
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                        I purchased these because I have read about them for many years. I just had some snap dragon flowers blooming and they worked very well for them. And as always I wished I had more time to work with them. I find having the lens in manual focus, lock zoom and a tripod and a small background is a good place to start.

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                        5.0

                        As expected

                        By JAMAJ

                        from BRAZIL

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                            The learning curve is easier than i thought. This product seems to be well funcional. Great cost/benefit.

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                            5.0

                            Exactly what I was looking for

                            By Grayhane

                            from Indianapolis Indiana

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Auto Features

                            Cons

                            • No Included Case

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro

                            Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                            Compact, perfect low cost solution for macro closeup work when the cost of a lens is not justified.

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                            • Yes

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                            4.0

                            Maco made easy

                            By PJSPhoto

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro

                              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                              These extension tubes from vello are very valuable for macro photograph without having to have a dedicated macro lens. Having the ability to move in closer to your subject is great. If you want to get into macro photography but don't have the ability to get a macro lens this is an affordable option. These tubes are constructed really well and the ability to autofocus is a great advantage.

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                              5.0

                              Macro Tubes work great

                              By Flower Shooter

                              from Central Oklahoma

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Expand Lens Capacity
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Close up nature
                                • Flower Photos

                                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                I bought a Nikon 85mm Macro lens for my Nikon D3100, but wanted to get even closer to many subjects. The Vello extension tubes did that and worked very well. The first use required a little extra twist to get it set on the camera, but no problems since. The auto features are a plus and the tubes fit snugly and solidly. I am able to use the on-camera flash with the TTL setting on most subjects.

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                                4.0

                                Auto extension tube set

                                By pjstuff

                                from Annandale, VA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                    The extension tubes hooked directly to my Nikon 7100 body and Nikon lenses easily. All the electronic functions between the lens and the camera body continue to work perfectly.

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                                    4.0

                                    They perform as advertised.

                                    By RB

                                    from Little River South Carolina

                                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                    Tubes work just fine, a little tight when twisting them on but they worked just fine. A good value.

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                                    4.0

                                    A good value for your money

                                    By JK Photography

                                    from San Antonio TX

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good value
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Quality Release

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro

                                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                    The extension tube set of three is great for my macro photography work. Turns almost any lens into a macro lens. My only complaint is the couple release button. It is metal which has to be pushed down and in to uncouple from the lens. It is very hard to get just right to unlock. The stack of tubes uncouples easily. From the lens is a little more difficult. My hope is that it gets better with use and experience!

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                                    5.0

                                    Works for me

                                    By jlerviti

                                    from Warwick, MA

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Nikon:

                                        I've just received these extension tubes. Easily set up and the electronics are properly coupled. However, as the instructions state there will be issues with F-stops and, although the auto focus feature works is doesn't seem to properly focus. All this is said with the caveat that I've only tried each tube and the combinations of tubes very briefly.

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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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