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Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses

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Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses

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Product Highlights

  • Two Extension Tubes
  • Compatible with Sony E-mount Lenses
  • Use Individually or Combined
  • Macro Conversion

You Pay: $119.00

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The Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses by Kenko is a set of two extension tubes for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. This set has tubes of 10 mm and 16mm. The tubes can be used individually or in combination to obtain the desired magnification.

Extension tubes are hollow cylinders without optics designed to enable a camera's lens to focus closer than its minimum focusing distance and therefore provide more magnification. They are placed between the lens and body and are particularly useful in allowing lenses without macro capability to shoot macro, but in general, they offer increased magnification for whatever need. 

An extension tube increases lens magnification by an amount equal to the extension distance divided by the lens focal length. For example, adding a 25 mm extension tube to a 50 mm lens will give a magnification gain of 0.5X. Therefore, if the lens's original magnification was 0.15X, then the new magnification will be 0.15X+0.5X=0.65X.

Kenko's Auto Focus extension tubes are designed with all the circuitry and mechanical coupling to maintain auto focus and TTL auto exposure with Sony E-mount lenses.

Note: 1. When using extension tubes the lens will not focus to infinity. The focus range will be greatly limited to a very close focusing distance.2. There is light fall off when using any extension tube, sometimes the equivalent of 3 f-stops of light is lost when using multiple extension tubes together. This light lost can affect the camera's ability to auto focus. Manual focusing is recommended should the lens begin to "hunt" (not lock onto the subject).

Coupling Perfect Diaphragm Coupling
TTL Dedication TTL.EE Metering: Perfect Coupling
Length Length of Tubes: 10 mm (0.4 inches) and 16 mm (0.63 inches)
Diameter Diameter of Tubes: Micro Four Thirds: 57 mm (2.24 inches); Sony E-mount: 61.5 mm (2.42 inches)
Weight Micro Four Thirds: 10mm: 48 grams (1.69 ounces) 16mm: 70 grams (2.46 ounces)Sony E-mount: 10mm: 48 grams (1.69 ounces) 16mm: 75 grams (2.64 ounces)
Compatibility Sony E-mount 1
Please Note:

Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses by Panasonic and Olympus, excluding Lumix G 8mm Fisheye and Lumix G 12.5mm 3D lenses.

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Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses
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    KenkoAuto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses
     
    3.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Durable (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Great picture quality (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Awesome! Once you figure them out!

      These little extensions are an excellent way to turn a regular lens into a macro lens.

      The key here is macro.

      If you attach these and try to...Read complete review

      These little extensions are an excellent way to turn a regular lens into a macro lens.

      The key here is macro.

      If you attach these and try to take a picture of your cat 5 feet away, it will never focus. Even manually. You will be sadly disappointed.

      If instead, you take a picture of your cat from a few inches away, you get incredibly detailed macro shots like I have below.

      The distance needed for an incredible shot depends on your lens and which extension (or both) you are using, so play around until you get some cool shots like I did.

      If you already have a macro lens, these extensions work with that too, so if you want a little more oomph out of your lens, these will help.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Needs better quality control

      I own Kenko for Nikon, but evidently they have not perfected the product for Sony E-mounts. Had to return two sets because the rings would lock on camera body, but not on the...Read complete review

      I own Kenko for Nikon, but evidently they have not perfected the product for Sony E-mounts. Had to return two sets because the rings would lock on camera body, but not on the lenses. Clearly a major error in their testing. It happend twice so I received a credit and bought Vello. A better choice, indeed!

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      1.0

      Needs better quality control

      By paddler

      from fort myers, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Defective Product

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

          I own Kenko for Nikon, but evidently they have not perfected the product for Sony E-mounts. Had to return two sets because the rings would lock on camera body, but not on the lenses. Clearly a major error in their testing. It happend twice so I received a credit and bought Vello. A better choice, indeed!

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          4.0

          Solid and well built

          By nick

          from Glendora, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Solid

          Cons

          • No Dust Caps

          Best Uses

          • Macro Or Near Macro

          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

          These are well built and finished extension rings. They fit my A6000 perfectly and worked well with the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 lens. I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 as they do not include end-caps - a necessary addition if you are to keep the insides of them clean and, by extension (sic), your sensor clean and dust free.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not good for A7-A7R, you will get cutoff

          By bk

          from california

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good quality

          Cons

          • Not Compatible With A7-a7

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

            I purchased these to use with my A7 and my FE lens, this turned out NOT GOOD, there is cutoff (vignetting) from 24mm (24-70mm) thru 200mm (70-200mm).

            Very annoying in the images but, basically in the corners leaving enough image to work with as long as the image does not need to be full frame.

            These do work fine with the Nex7 & Nex5 & E mount lens and I also use this system for projects so, they will get some use with my cropped sensor system.

            As a side note -- I did have another set pf E mount tubes from another manufacturer that did not seem to have cutoff but, were cheaply built and I sent them back. I have had Kenko ext tubes with my Canon system so, I was familiar with the quality but, there was a question about compatibility.

            I contacted Kenko USA and sent in a series of images. I was initially told it wasn't cutoff from the tubes but, was lens barrel cutoff. After a few emails, Kenko stated this set is made for the cropped sensor and not for the A7 and full frame lens thus, you will get vignetting. No comment was made as far as modifications or an updated product.

            Here are the options right now. Keep the Kenko's and deal with the vignetting or get another set that is of far less quality and possibly risk damaging a lens or the electronic connectors.

            For me, I will most probably keep these and just deal with the cutoff and the price, the less quality option is not really an option. I will say, this little venture has already been costly and will probably continue to be costly in the future.

            I hope this review helps others wondering about the compatibility with the A7 system.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good quality - Will vignette with an FE

            By Bill

            from Santa Monica, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

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                  Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

                  After some hunting in the footnotes I can see a reference to Micro Four Thirds.

                  Also, I could not get the Sony FE 28-70mm lens to latch. It felt like it was attached, but fell off. My other lenses worked.

                  Otherwise, it's fun to get a closeup image. Maybe even worth buying a Macro lense when they become available for the FE mount.

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By Bob

                  from Macomb ,County , Mi.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

                      I use them for closeup photography. They have no optical elements of their own, so they can not degrade quality of image! Very easy to use!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent

                      By ScKon

                      from Farmington, MI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Close Up Filming

                        Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

                        Very well made, very good results in close ups. Love it.

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                        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Easy to use

                        By Jane

                        from Palm Desert

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

                          I have great hopes for this set of extension tubes.

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                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Very useful accessory

                          By GG

                          from Otterbur Park, Qc

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

                              These tubes turn any lens (within some limits) into a macro lens. The lenses keep working just as it would normally do, including autofocus.These tubes are in fact more flexible than a fixed focal length macro lens.You can choose the lens to get the optimal working distance from the subject.Be warned though, just like any extension tubes or bellow, you loose the ability to focus pass a certain distance. It is important to read the little fact sheet that comes with the kit.The only reason why I don't rate them 5 stars is that there is a small mechanical play. It has no noticeable effect on picture quality, but is not so pleasant.

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Better than the non electronic

                              By SW

                              from Sweden

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

                                I have used these for some macro testshots and they perform as expected. You cant use both tubes on some lenses since the focus point I guess would be inside the lens. You need a lot of light to nail the focus. Anyway these are much more easy to use than the cheap tubes you can get where you have to basically move the camere forward/backwards for it to work but You get what you pay for. These are more expensive so if you´re just testing out macro photos you might want to start with the more cheaper versions.

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                                (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Awesome! Once you figure them out!

                                By Joe from NJ

                                from Aberdeen, NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

                                  These little extensions are an excellent way to turn a regular lens into a macro lens.

                                  The key here is macro.

                                  If you attach these and try to take a picture of your cat 5 feet away, it will never focus. Even manually. You will be sadly disappointed.

                                  If instead, you take a picture of your cat from a few inches away, you get incredibly detailed macro shots like I have below.

                                  The distance needed for an incredible shot depends on your lens and which extension (or both) you are using, so play around until you get some cool shots like I did.

                                  If you already have a macro lens, these extensions work with that too, so if you want a little more oomph out of your lens, these will help.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Can't use autofocus

                                  By E Cheung

                                  from Dallas, Texas

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

                                      well built and works well with my NEX 7 but no autofocus function with the tube. I think Kenko misled us in buying this tubes at this price because it will keep the camera's autofocus function.

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                                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Very useful tool for close ups

                                      By KCBob

                                      from Kansas City, MO

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                      • At this price no case
                                      • Pricy

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Sony E-mount Lenses:

                                        These were the only automatic extension tubes I could find for the Sony E-mount. They are very well built and work transparently. Auto focus and all controls work just like the lens is mounted on the camera directly. Although their are only 2 tubes, they seem to be flexible enough to give a variety of image sizes on sensor, just not as much magnification with my 55-200 as I would like at the long end. I would have thought at this price, a case could have been included.

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