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VelloAuto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS
 
4.5

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (100)
  • Lightweight (73)
  • Compact (63)
  • Durable (54)
  • Great picture quality (47)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (7)

Best Uses

  • Macro (35)
  • Wildlife photos (21)
  • Landscape/scenery (17)
  • Weddings (6)
  • Family photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (51), Semi-pro photographer (38), Pro photographer (19), Casual photographer (10), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (113), 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

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

        Verified Buyer

        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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          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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          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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            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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                • No

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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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                  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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                      4.0

                      Good for getting close

                      By Eric V

                      from East Brunswick, NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      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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                      3.0

                      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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                        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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                          • No

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                          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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                          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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                            5.0

                            Nice accessory for Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM

                            By Foodisgoodhere

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                              Great way to reduce MFD of my telephoto lens. I have used it for close-ups of birds that come to our feeder. I like the feather detail I get when I can get closer to the bird and don't have to crop the image as much.

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                              4.0

                              Not yet used

                              By Helene

                              from Montreal, Qc.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro

                                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                Not yet used for the true photo outside. But it's easy to use and fonctionned like describe.

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                                • No

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                                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Extra cost not necessarily extra quality

                                By C. Marti

                                from Portland, OR

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy Construction
                                • Overpriced

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro

                                Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

                                I paid a bit extra to get the extension tubes that had the pins for autofocusing. The tubes go on and come off as easily as any lens or extender I've used, and they work pretty much as advertised.

                                However the tubes don't really 'feel' like they're worth the extra premium over the cheaper versions. There's just a little bit of wiggle between the lens and the body when they're on, and I've found that the battery on my 70D drains overnight if I leave the tubes on the camera, even when I switch the camera off. It took me a few days to pin it down, but it was definitely the tubes that was causing it.

                                All in all, I can deal with the foibles, but I wouldn't have any buyers remorse if the set was about 50%-75% of what I paid for them.

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