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Old 11-09-2012, 12:11 PM   #3309
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another one from POTN, which brings me to a question. How legit are extension tubes? I think I have the basics of how they work. by extending the distance of the lens from the mirror, it allows the lens to focus closer than it's set minimum focusing distance? I did a quick google search, and found a bunch of "3 piece sets" that you can stack, or mix/match different lengths to get your desired shot. Do brands really make a difference on something like this? since all they're doing is acting as an extension, would the "ebay" ones get the job done? I've got almost an identical camera/lens setup to him, and would love to be able to take shots like these, without forking over the dough for an expensive macro lens.

Originally Posted by togalive View Post
New here, thought I'd contribute a bit.

All shot hand-held with a Canon T3i, 50mm f/1.8, speedlight, and 49mm of extension tubes. Hope you enjoy them!

1. Sliiide to the left! Sliiide to the right!

Sliiiide to the left! Sliiiide to the right! by TogaLive, on Flickr

2. The Flower Patch

The Flower Patch by TogaLive, on Flickr

3. Condylostylus

Condylostylus by TogaLive, on Flickr

4. Something on your chin...

Something On Your Chin... by TogaLive, on Flickr

Hopefully you enjoyed them! More to come soon ;)

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