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KenkoAuto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lenses
 
4.6

(based on 334 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (205)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (212)
  • Easily interchangeable (185)
  • Durable (151)
  • Strong construction (106)
  • Consistent output (92)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (27)
  • Slow focus (24)
  • Weak casing (9)
  • Tough to attach (5)
  • Blurry focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (248)
  • Wildlife photos (33)
  • Macro (16)
  • General purpose (11)
  • Low light (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (122), Semi-pro photographer (69), Enthusiast (34), Casual photographer (21), Semi-professional (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (184), Yes (8)

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

 

Macro on a Budget

Nothing beats having a good Macro Lens for up close and personal shots. However, being on a limited budget for photography, using these tubes helps creating wonderful shots.
One drawback is...Read complete review

Nothing beats having a good Macro Lens for up close and personal shots. However, being on a limited budget for photography, using these tubes helps creating wonderful shots.
One drawback is using too many of them at once. If you are not careful, you will end up with the outer edges of your shot becoming blurry. This is not a factor if you intend to crop the photo, but does cause some focusing issues.

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5.0

Work Great and Fun to Use!

By Quenella

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

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

So far, I've been enjoying using these tubes. I've used the 36 and 12 mm with a 50mm prime lens...photos of raspberries and broccoli, etc. The details are amazing! One thing I noticed is that if I focus in as much as possible, and then move the camera back and forth slightly, I'll get the sharpest results. Works for me, can't wait to try flowers!

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3.0

OK

By Jumar

from Atlanta

Verified Buyer

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

Based on reviews, I was expecting a slicker, more substantial product. They are a little loose and attach with some resistance, unlike Canon tubes.

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5.0

Solid and simple

By Michele in WA

from Seattle WA

Verified Buyer

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

These tubes are well built and so simple to attach. Using them is great, they add a quick and inexpensive way to increase the variety of lenses, and all without sacrificing image quality. Fun to use, though Im not sure they would totally replace a macro lens. If you are looking for a fast way to feel like you gained a couple of new lenses, these are worth trying out!

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2.0

Low quality plastic

By Jim

from Pa

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

Unimpressed with the low quality plastic construction. Wasn't able to remove thin cap from on end, without fear of breaking it. I returned it to B&H for refund.

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5.0

Excellent product at a reasonable price

By BGBVCBCCA

from Richmond, BC

Verified Buyer

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

After using these several times I am very pleased with them. They do exactly what they are supposed to do. Seem very well build (although they are mostly plastic) and sturdy. The lens communicates very will with the camera so the aperture gets set as requested. Sometimes the auto focus works but it is unreliable (not the fault of the tubes) so mostly I manual focus when using these. I have gotten some nice macro shots with them. See attached. This is pink baby's breath. The flower is about 8mm in diameter. Used 36mm tube and EF 24-105 lens.

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4.0

Good so far.

By Loko

from Pennsylvania

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

I haven't had these extensions long, but what I didd worked fine. Hope to use them more extensively soon.

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4.0

This product works as promised.

By natp

from Providence RI

Verified Buyer

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

These extension tubes allow me to focus automatically more closely to the subject than the minimal focusing distance of different lenses I use for macro photography. I've just started using them with Canon 100L macro and Canon 70-300L, and they've worked well so far. The connections between lenses, camera, and tubes are not very smooth, but otherwise everything is fine.

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5.0

Great addition to my Macro photography

By Tim

from Arkansas

Verified Buyer

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

Purchased these to use with my Canon 100mm 2.8 IS USM macro lens on a 6D body. They work great. Very pleased with what is essentially a plug and play item to my macro kit that I have used to make some wonderful photos.

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5.0

I would purchase this again

By Jim

from Augusta, GA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography

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

    I already owned at Canon 12mm tube and found it did not get me as close as I wanted. I tried these Kenko based on the reviews and they work great; for much less.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Kenko Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS Lenses

    By CLE

    from Wichita, Kansas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Wildlife Photos

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

      The extension tube works as expect. Excellent product at a fraction of the price of well known name brand. Yes, I would recommend this product!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Kenko extension tubes for Cannon 5D.

      By Doug

      from Spotsylvania, Virginia

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

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

        I was excited to receive my Kenko extension tubes. The quality was all that I had hope for and the ease of using them really helped when out in the field.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        So close!

        By Ted

        from Columbus, OH

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

        With these extenders I can now take much closer picture of little bugs and flowers. It makes big difference how the photos look like. I am happy with them.

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        5.0

        Solid

        By Jay

        from Boston

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

        Glad I went with this set.

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        5.0

        Macronym

        By DHP724

        from Bloomfield, CT

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

        I've never gotten into Macro Photography until this year, 2016. The Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set did a great job! I tested them out this past weekend at a local greenhouse that showcased an array of vibrant flowers. I attached my Canon 50 mm f/1.8 lens to a 20 mm + 12 mm extension tube combo. I was impressed at the results that the tubes produced. Nonetheless, I plan dive deeper into the macrophenomena. Cheers!

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        5.0

        Macro

        By Neil

        from Marietta

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

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

        A reasonably priced item for occasional macro work far less than a dedicated lens. A bit tricky to focus it is best used with manual focus.

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        • No

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        5.0

        "I would buy this product again and again"

        By Orit

        from Israel

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Blurry Focus

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

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

        put on the camera and then the focus

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Made my 300mm a macro lens!

        By Astrodude

        from Astoria,Oregon

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

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

          Added to my Tamron 70-300 I can now shoot macro. I use these tubes for close up of flowers, bugs, etc. With these I am able to home in on details of flowers.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great for Macro Photography

          By Berto

          from Toronto Ont.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

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

          I use them in combination with the Canon 100mm macro lens. They truely are "Auto" extension tubes. Great price

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works well

          By Jeff585

          from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

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

          They do what they are supposed to do. They work well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          they work

          By bird guy

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

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

            I will use it with my long lens to get real close to birds and insects it will they will dothe job at the right cost

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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