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VelloAuto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS
 
4.5

(based on 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (103)
  • Lightweight (74)
  • Compact (65)
  • Durable (56)
  • Great picture quality (47)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (7)

Best Uses

  • Macro (35)
  • Wildlife photos (21)
  • Landscape/scenery (18)
  • Weddings (6)
  • Macro photography (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (52), Semi-pro photographer (39), Pro photographer (19), Casual photographer (11), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (116), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great add-on for your Canon DSLR

I believe this is a great add-on if you want to do close-shot photography. The alternative would be dedicated macro lenses which come in a mind headache array of IS vs. non-IS,...Read complete review

I believe this is a great add-on if you want to do close-shot photography. The alternative would be dedicated macro lenses which come in a mind headache array of IS vs. non-IS, USM/STM vs. noisy AF, and L vs. non-L glass... and they aren't cheap. The product works as described. I unlocked the 31mm piece from the lot and fitted it to my camera. I like to be gentle when handling stuff but this tube required a bit more force than usual. I can't say if this is normal or room-for-improvement. Also the metal rim on each tube had smudges on them (as if someone had used them before me). I was able to wipe them clean but those aren't great first impressions at all. After switching on my camera, I set my 18-55 lens to 55, switched from AF to manual focus and wow! You can get really up close and personal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Right in the middle (price and quality)

I bought this set of extension tubes to get closer results with my EF-S 60mm Macro.

It does work, but you can see the quality is not what was expected....Read complete review

I bought this set of extension tubes to get closer results with my EF-S 60mm Macro.

It does work, but you can see the quality is not what was expected. Unfortunately, there's a little play in between each of them, so they don't offer a snug fit with the lens and it's even worse when stacking them. Is this quality control and I got a bad set?

All in all, it does the job of greater magnification, but you get what you pay for (the wobbling isn't great for the feel you get when holding the camera and lens in your hands and I can also imagine the dust that will make its way into the chamber through the cracks).

Combined with the EF-S 60mm Macro, it gives the opportunity to go from 1x to about 3x by just rotating the focus ring and moving the camera back and forth. I don't see why you would use them separately as it's more versatile when stacked.

If it was not for the lack of quality control, I would definitely recommend this to those who want to get into closer macro photography.

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5.0

Vello Auto Extension Tube Set

By Stan

from Parsippany, N.J.

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

    I have had no problems with the product since I bought it. I have used it with my Canon 6D. It seems to be well made and is certainly a lot less expensive that the extension tubes sold by Canon. My main concern is cost and function in the field.

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    • No

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    4.0

    They do the job

    By Olav6

    from New England

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Attach
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

      These tubes fit my 5D MkIII perfectly and easily. I haven't used them in the field, yet, but some early testing for light leakage and diminished aperture were basically positive. No leakage and roughly 1 f-stop loss with each tube used, which is expected. If you use a tripod, no problem.

      If you haven't used extension tubes before, be aware that you may be disconcerted at first because the focus tolerance is much lower, there's a lot of bokeh and, depending on your lighting, you may need to have a ring light setup. Focus is often extremely precise.

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Kathy

      from Grand Rapids MN

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

          This is exactly what I was looking for after taking a camera class on photographing wildflowers. Great product for the price!

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          5.0

          Seamless integration

          By Best

          from California

          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

          Works perfectly with my T3i

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          5.0

          Flawless

          By Pierre93

          from Zephyrhills, FL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

              An excellent set of extension tubes that work flawlessly with my Canon DSLR's.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great item at a great price

              By stubs1296

              from Buffalo NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Marco

                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                I use this with my 18-55mm lens and it works great. They are easy to use, and fun to use. The extensions go on and off very easily and have great build quality

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                • No

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                5.0

                Opened up a whole new world.

                By Smith River Jones

                from Woodland, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Video Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                  Within an hour after receiving the extension tubes I captured several photographs of a bee on wild flowers. I look forward to entering some of them in competitions. Macro purists may take exception but these photos but I think some are spectacular. Maybe a macro lens is superior but the cost of these rings bring macro photography in reach of a lot of people who would otherwise not be able to enjoy that hobby.

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                  5.0

                  Not really all metal

                  By Frenchy

                  from Dc

                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                  All metal connection, plastic body. Still, quality products and at a good price.

                  My 70-200 was crazy on these tubes.

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                  4.0

                  great purchase

                  By Jb

                  from Nyc

                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                  The Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for EOS, functions as stated and can save you money when considering buying a macro lens. The components are light weight and easy to use. The build quality is good. They may not last forever but they make a great addition to any film kit.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By PetreJ

                  from Omaha, Ne

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                  Very good set of rings for the price. Just what I wanted for closeup work.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good value

                  By SemiBoneless Ham

                  from Naples, Fl

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                    Great set at a very reasonable price.
                    They do the job!

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A cool little tool to have up your sleeve !

                    By suesby

                    from Florida

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                        Want to get close - try these affordable extension tubes out! they rock! I got them after watching a tutorial by Dave Black and they really helped me get close to my composition. These are pretty affordable and work good. I find that they are great for playing around with and just trying to unleash some creativity!

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                        4.0

                        Up close and personal

                        By Stevie Wanders

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Some Focus Issues

                        Best Uses

                        • Plants And Insects

                        Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                        I have used this product as it is intended, for macro photography. While I do have a dedicated macro lense (canon 100mm macro lens (non L series)), I have used the extension tubes with that and other lenses to get closer to my subjects.. plants and insects. I have been pleased with the results with and without a tripod, though more so with the tripod and remote release.

                        I am still playing with the extension tubes and learning different combinations, so I can not give the best review.

                        The con is sometimes it is hard to get tack sharp focus and at times I have to move in or pull back with manual focus, but I think that is more of a lens issue.

                        I would recommend it. And the 3 tubes are less expensive than 1 canon tube

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                        4.0

                        Good way to add capability

                        By TonyZ.

                        from Blacksburg, VA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Flower
                          • Macroflowers Bugs

                          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                          A good way to add capability to your existing photo kit. I have teamed the extenders with a Canon 7D and a 24-105 L lens for some really nice macro shots of various bugs. This is an inexpensive way to add macro capability to your bag. The tubes weigh virtually nothing, are tough enough for general use (you won't be doing anything strenuous when shooting macro...)

                          A better set of instructions, perhaps a short guide to shooting macro, in the packet would be a nice addition.

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          GREAT SERVICE

                          By BOB

                          from FL.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                              THE PRODUCT CAME FAST AND IN GREAT CONDITION.
                              UNFORTUNATELY (MY FAULT) THE PRODUCT WAS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. i HAVE ORDERED FROM B&H OVER SEVERAL YEARS AND WILL CONTINUE AS THEY ARE A GREAT COMPANY.
                              BOB

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good for getting close

                              By Eric V

                              from East Brunswick, NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Release Clip

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro only

                              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                              They work well, AF jumps around with some lenses but manual is always an option, really left off 1 star because of the release clip is sometimes difficult and honestly I should've kept my macro, if something flys by your not getting a shot unless it's right on top of you

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Cheap alternative

                              By NW

                              from Surprise AZ

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                These extension tubes are fine if you're on a budget or starting out I have an original Canon 5D that doesn't seem to work anymore the vello product was mounted on my camera when it packed up I purchased a different eos camera and have canon extension tubes now and they work just fine.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Love the set

                                By Russ

                                from Lynchburg, VA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                  All my lenses work great with them even my "L" lenses. I love the "Full" auto mode. I spent 3x the price to get the full EOS mode!

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Good for the bucks

                                  By Dkfx

                                  from nyc

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                  I use the extension tubes for detail photos at weddings and events.They are lightweight and take up almost no space in my camera bag.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  simply amazing!

                                  By Joyjun

                                  from Washington, DC

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                    for the cheaper price, this is a great extension tubes for macro shoots. i used this for wedding details. i combined this with my close-up filters. auto focus is fine both with full frame body & crop body DSLR.

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