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Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On November - 28 - 2017
Extension Tube or Macro Photography

Extension Tube or Macro Photography

When we want to immortalize the close ups of very small and tiny subjects such as insects, flowers, coins and etc. commonly we need to use macro lens to perform it. This type of photography is called macro photography which is very interesting to be explored since there are so many beautiful yet tiny subjects around us. But this hobby is not cheap because you are required to purchase a macro lens with variety of focal length options. However, there is a cheaper alternative for you who got only limited budget. You may use some camera accessories such as close up lens, reversal lens, and extension tube. For this very opportunity, we would like to discuss about the advantages and disadvantages of using extension tube.

The advantages of extension tube
The name of extension tube itself is based on the use and the benefit of using this item. It is pretty clear that the function of this accessory is to increase the distance between the camera and the lens. The tube creates further forward gap between the lens and the camera. It gets the lens and the subject closer so that the lens is able to focus in a closer distance with the subject so we can get a greater magnification effect. Closer focus and also magnification is the mainstay feature of macro lens which we do not see in any other lenses. Extension tubes lack optical lenses or glass materials inside them, so they will not change the quality of the camera lens we use. Today, extension tube is offered in variety of focal length such as 12 mm, 25 mm, and 36 mm. Read the rest of this entry »

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