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KenkoAuto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses
 
4.6

(based on 279 reviews)

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    (105)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (192)
  • Easily interchangeable (160)
  • Durable (130)
  • Strong construction (91)
  • Consistent output (78)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (26)
  • Slow focus (20)
  • Weak casing (9)
  • Tough to attach (5)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (217)
  • Wildlife photos (26)
  • Macro (16)
  • General purpose (11)
  • Low light (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (108), Semi-pro photographer (57), Enthusiast (34), Semi-professional (21), Pro photographer (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (149), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Well with all My L Glass

I am using these tubes with my Canon 50D, 17-40, 24-105 and my 70-200 2.8 IS. All work well. The fit is snug and trustworthy. I sure wouldn't want...Read complete review

I am using these tubes with my Canon 50D, 17-40, 24-105 and my 70-200 2.8 IS. All work well. The fit is snug and trustworthy. I sure wouldn't want my glass to fall off my camera.

Having the 3 tubes for the price of one Canon tube is a huge plus if you plan to use different focal length lenses.

If you are looking to do some inexpensive macro photos, this is definitely the way to go.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great affordable macro photos

These are a great affordable way for macro photography, flexible three interchangeable tubes, work with my Canon EF-S 17 - 85 USM kit lens and tested it with 50mm F1.4 and Sigma 70 -...Read complete review

These are a great affordable way for macro photography, flexible three interchangeable tubes, work with my Canon EF-S 17 - 85 USM kit lens and tested it with 50mm F1.4 and Sigma 70 - 300 APO DG lens, Camera auto functions worked perefctly with these tubes. A must have for serious amateur photographers on a budget.

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5.0

Kenko Extension Tubes

By fljbird

from Hollywood, Fl

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

      Product works as described.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good buy for macro photographers

      By Joyce

      from Rapid City, SD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

        Having 3 different size tubes from this set used in a variety of combinations make this a great versatile and affordable option for those seeking macro capabilities.
        They require no special knowledge or accessories to use, a great buy

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        • No

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        5.0

        Does what it's supposed to

        By flavor32

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output

        Cons

        • Overpriced

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

        Works well, and opens up new uses for most of my other lenses.

        One could quibble about the price charged for a simple device like this, or just shrug and be glad it's relatively cheap compared to all the other gear.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great product for the price

        By Suesart

        from Sheridan, WY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Tough To Attach

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

        I am using the tubes with all of my lenses, just to see what they will do. They are well made, although they are a bit tough to get on at first. I would recommend this product to friends, I have actually.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I like it!

        By Kenny

        from Kankakee, IL

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

          I have only used it a couple of times and I like the effect that I'm getting. Looking forward to having some more fun with it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Kenko Extention tube set

          By Suesart

          from Sheridan, WY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor in Low Light
          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

          I use these with all of my lenses. I take flower photos and portraits. I like the way I can get super close as with a macro, but at a much lower cost. They are light weight and seem to be well made. They are a little tricky to get on the first time, a bit tight feeling, but they work great!! I would recommend and have to friends.

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          5.0

          Great! Especially when on sale.

          By Jeremy

          from Iowa City, IA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

            Works great for macro photography. The auto focus works well. The connections work like they should. This is a great inexpensive extension tube set.

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            5.0

            Best Quality

            By KAH

            from Batavia, Illinos

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • But worth it
              • Cost More Than Competitor

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

              A must for macro photography.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Can't complain

              By Matt

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                I can't photograph the microscopic details of a snowflake, but these are still pretty fun.

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                5.0

                Good compromise

                By charlesplatt

                from arizona

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Well Made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                    Not the cheapest extension set, but nicely made and fits precisely. I also have a Canon-branded extender, but that one extender cost almost as much as this set of three. I think the Kenko set is a good compromise, especially as it contains contacts to enable autofocus.

                    Using the EF25 Canon extender plus the largest of the Kenko set to get a total of about 2.5" extension with my 100mm 1:1 closeup lens, I now have a 2:1 enlargement ratio, which is what I wanted.

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                    5.0

                    Nice set of tubes

                    By western Dave

                    from Hagerstown, MD

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                      Had a set of tubes with my old film camera, and got these to use with my Canon 40D. Work much like I remembered. Went with these because reviews stated a tighter fit than some others, and this was true, they fit tightly together. Work well with standard 50mm lens, but also with my 28-135 zoom.

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                      5.0

                      Great for macro shots

                      By Longshadow

                      from Jeffersonville, PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Metal Mounts

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                        Great that they are lens coupled. As with all extensions, some light is lost, so extra light may be needed. I would recommend a tripod. Mount tubes to camera, then lens to tubes. Remove lens first, then tubes.

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                        5.0

                        Great for macro

                        By Longshadow

                        from Jeffersonville, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Metal Mounts
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                          Great that they are lens coupled. The amount of light is reduced, as with all extension tubes, so a tripod is recommended for most shots. Mount on camera first, then attach lens. Remove lens first, then tubes.

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                          4.0

                          Locks well

                          By woody

                          from Santa Rosa Ca.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                            i use these tubes for macro. Very good fit. Very positive lock.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Nice Product

                            By Matthew the photographer

                            from Georgia

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                            So they feel a little cheep, but after you use them a few times they click on and off a little better.

                            My only real negative thing about them, and maybe this is my fault for not researching them enough. But, I was under the impression that these simply reduced the focal length of lenses. Which they do, but they also limit the focal length. As in you can only focus on things that are 1' or so max away from your camera. Which works for true macro of course. I shoot all primes, and I was hoping to simply get a little closer to things with my Canon 85 1.2, not be required to be 2 inches away from the subject to get it focused. Which with the 36mm one you have to be Super close....

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                            5.0

                            Excellent tubes

                            By colin h.

                            from west chicago, il

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Easy to use
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality materials
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Thorough Design
                            • Tight Mounting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                              excellent product, and certainly much more reasonably priced for the same (if not better) performance of much bigger names.

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                              4.0

                              Love to be close

                              By Mia

                              from Michigan

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Poor in Low Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                              I have used Kenco extension tubes with my canon 100 mm macro lens with wonderful results. Even tried it on the Canon 24-70 mm lens. As long as the camera is stable the pictures are very sharp. Auto focus is iffy and I usually manually focus for macro anyway.

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                              5.0

                              Great Value and preformance

                              By Zach

                              from Charleston, WV

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                                This product works great. I'm just getting into photography and these have allowed me to explore the macro side of things without spending too much. They are solid extension tubes and allow me to put a lens on without worrying if the lens will fall off or break the extension tubes. I like that they allow full control of auto focus and aperture. I recommend these to anyone who wants to try out macro photography. They are a little more expensive than other extension tubes but do you really want to put your several hundred dollar lenses and thousand+ dollar camera on something cheap that could break and damage both?

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                                5.0

                                Great for zoom lens

                                By Slickrick

                                from Riverdale, New York

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                                  Don't have a macro, use these extension tubes to get you there. I own a macro but these are great to use on my 70-200. Get closer details and interesting images when that close.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect

                                  By Rob

                                  from New Haven, CT

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses:

                                  They fit perfectly and do exactly what they are meant for. Kenko has been a reliable brand for me.

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                                  • No

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