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    I got my Christmas present early (against my husband's desires). I bought a set of Kenko extension tubes. I've wanted true macro abilities, but without the price tag. This is a pretty good option. I used all three tubes stacked on my 50mm lens and focused about half an inch from the objects. That is one of the drawbacks, I guess. But, I don't know the normal focus distance for macro stuff...so maybe this is OK.

    Any how, here are my first attempts.

    1) 0.5 sec f/16 400
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    2) 0.5 sec f/22 400
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    3) 0.5 sec f/22 400
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    4) 0.8 sec f/22 250
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    I know nothing about macro, except I love to look at macro photos!

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    These are great! Makes me want to get a macro.

    Ok, showing how "dumb" I am with this photo stuff, but what are extension tubes and how do they work?
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    Those are really pretty!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd8963 View Post
    These are great! Makes me want to get a macro.

    Ok, showing how "dumb" I am with this photo stuff, but what are extension tubes and how do they work?
    Not a dumb question. They're essentially spacers for your lens. They allow you to focus really close to something (in this case very small leaves with frost). The ones I have can still control the auto focus and aperture. They're a little difficult to get used to, but cheap in comparison to a dedicated macro lens.

    This is the set I have: http://www.amazon.com/Kenko-Auto-Ext...2892616&sr=8-1
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    Very pretty, and that looks like a great set of stackers. I wonder how much more detail I could get out of insects using those PLUS my macro converter that I already use--wow I am excited to think about it! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffininer View Post
    Not a dumb question. They're essentially spacers for your lens. They allow you to focus really close to something (in this case very small leaves with frost). The ones I have can still control the auto focus and aperture. They're a little difficult to get used to, but cheap in comparison to a dedicated macro lens.

    This is the set I have: http://www.amazon.com/Kenko-Auto-Ext...2892616&sr=8-1
    That's pretty cool! Something I will have to look into and think about!
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