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VelloAuto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS
 
4.4

(based on 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

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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4.0

Really good, solid, no-leak tubes.

By Rich

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

I use these to push my lenses out for better macro work. I attend photo tours in national parks and reserves, and do macro 'in the wild'. These are solid, no-leak extension tubes, with good contacts for lens to camera stuff. If you're even THINKING of macro, before getting a fancy new lens, try these tubes out on your existing lens... you will have a nice way to test if you like macro (because of hand-focusing, and focus-by moving and lighting stuff.)

 
4.0

The three tubes work as promised.

By Richardw

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

Well made after-market product. Lens mounts are metal, and the lens-to-camera contacts for focus and exposure work perfectly. The male side that connects to the camera is a smooth, solid fit on all three. The female sides are a little tight when a lens is being connected. That's the only reason I didn't give it five stars. And such a bargain! All three tubes as a set cost less than ONE of the Canon branded tubes.

 
4.0

Good product with reasonable price.

By Larryj

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

Have experimented with the extension tube on multiple lens and found the focusing distance was modified as expected in all cases. Took close up and macro photos of coins, roses, and other small items with nice results. Lens functions worked well using Canon 7D MK II with Canon lenses and a Sigma lens. I would recommend the set for serious amateurs and those looking to try macro photography.

 
4.0

Buena relación calidad-precio

By Roberto

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

Es una económica alternativa para fotografía macro sin llegar a los niveles de calidad de los objetivos especializados.
La profundidad de campo se reduce notablemente lo que hace obligatorio el uso de trípode para controlar el enfoque a distancias tan cortas (lo que también limita a trabajar con objetos inanimados debido a la cercanía del lente), también se reduce la entrada de luz lo que obliga a trabajar con bajas velocidades o a subir el iso y en interiores es casi obligatorio usar iluminación.
Todo un reto para fotógrafos pacientes y con ganas de divertirse.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I would suggest passing on this & buying a lens

By Jay

from Greensboro, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

If you are accustomed to using a more standard type of lens vs this "extension" product, I don't think you will be satisfied. The extension tubes are difficult to get on & off. The fit also doesn't seem to be that good. And, the tubes did not work that well for what we want to do. Spend the extra $ and buy a quality lens.

 
5.0

Work seamlessly, no fuss, great to have in your bag

By Victor

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

They work seamlessly with my Canon 7D and got all 3 tubes for the price of a single Canon tube. Most of the time I'd be using them in manual focus but having the auto focus working with them is a nice bonus.

 
5.0

Excellent Quality, great locking mechanism

By Sue

from Fl

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

I was extremely pleased at the quality. The fit was excellent and I liked the locking mechanism. Good value

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for macro on a budget

By toddangelo

from Knoxville, TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

I was very interested in getting into macro photography, but did not want to spend hundreds of dollars for a dedicated lens at this point. I decided on extension tubes. After reading many reviews, I found these Vello tubes.

They are wonderful for my needs, and sturdier than I expected. I have no trouble getting them on/off the camera/lenses, and they fit well with no looseness. I enjoy the flexibility of the various combinations of focal length. For a minimal price, I can use these extension tubes with my Canon 70D, using either a Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (at 50-85mm) or Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (at 55-100mm or so).

Auto-focus works fairly well with these extension tubes, but sometimes manual focus is required. A tripod is a must for my equipment, as my lenses aren't very fast, but that's ok. Of course, with longer exposure times comes the frustration of moving subjects, e.g., flowers, on even a slightly windy day. With a lightbox, this won't be an issue.

The extension tubes are a nice addition to my camera bag.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good, does the job, just not perfect

By Brian S.

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

These extension tubes definitely work. They're not super fancy, but they don't need to be. They must be conveying focusing and metering information from camera to lens, because all my shots came out well-exposed and properly focused. I like that this set includes 3 different length tubes, which can be stacked if you need more length. However, the construction does feel a bit cheap, compared to the 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 I have primarily used them on. One of my tubes feels really tight when mounting to the lens, another when mounting to the camera. The third is fine. The release switch just doesn't feel that sturdy, nor does it offer a really precise feel when the locking mechanism actually releases. But, for half the price of a single Canon brand extension tube, I didn't really expect perfection. I got a great value, a chance to play with macro photography, and I would definitely buy this set again.

 
4.0

Good for the price

By Bart

from Adealnto, CA USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

I only occasionally need to get extreme close ups, so I'm trying this set. I use Canon D5 II and Canon 24-70 F2.8L lens with the tubes. I went with this set over just the tubes because I want the use of the auto and manual F stop control. While you can use the auto focus I found the camera had a real hard time locking in focus on most subjects, so I'm going manual focus. The set is OK quality wise for light usage. I did find the 13mm tube has too much play in it when attached. Not a big deal for me but could be for some. Bottom line; this set works for me. If I was going to do a lot of close up photography I would go with Canon.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A bit disappointing

By Holycrabbe

from Denmark

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

Yeah sure - it's just a hollow tube, and it also acts in that way and cab help you take good pictures as well - but the cornection between the tube and your lens is a bit loose - for me disappointing as the tube only should have 3 functions - create distance - transfer af signal - and stay stable ... yup disappointed ..

 
4.0

Best on a Budget!

By Tim Bo Hutto Photo

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

I needed a set of extension tubes for a personal project in my studio. These didn't break my budget and got the job done. I do think I will need to upgrade in 2 years but as a short term solution they are AWESOME! Buy them ASAP if you are on a budget or only need them for sporadic use :)

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So Excited To Get These!

By Dancing Snake Nature Photography

from Tucson, AZ.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

I have not had these for long, but I know they will be fantastic for increasing the magnification on my macro lens. Great Price on this set!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Seamless integration

          By Best

          from California

          Comments about Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS:

          Works perfectly with my T3i

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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