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Macro Extension Tube Ring Set for SONY Alpha DSLR Camera A900 A850 A700 A580 A550 A500 A450 A390 A350 A330 A300 A230 A200 A55 A35 A33


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  • SONY Mount, for SONY Alpha DSLR A900 A850 A700 A580 A550 A500 A450 A390 A350 A330 A300 A230 A200 A55 A35 A33 Camera
  • It moves the lens farther from the film or digital sensor. The farther away the lens is, the closer the focus, the greater the magnification.
  • This extension tube does not affect image quality as there is no optics inside. In comparison, a close up filters are often blamed for degrading image quality.
  • This extension tube consists of 5 parts:Camera Body Mount Adapter, Lens Mount Adapter, 9mm tube (Tube 1), 16mm tube (Tube 2), 30mm tube (Tube 3)
  • Suitable for: ALL SONY DSLR and Film SLR and Lens.

Product details

  • Item Weight: 113 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 113 g
  • Item model number: AC11
  • ASIN: B004HS28BU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Product Description

You can install it between camera body and lens, and change the macro focus range by changing the combination of rings; You can use the rings independently, or in combination. This tube only serves as a connector between camera and lens without signal transfer. Please stay close to the item you wanna shooting and focus manually. It is unsuitable to change the aperture(Camera will show 00 or when you set the tube between camera and lens).

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Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By M. Bhangal TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Feb. 2012
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Surprisingly good build (metal throughout), making it much better than some of the plastic versions you get elsewhere for the same price. There is no flexing and light leakage (both of which I was fearful of at this price).

Only drawback is that you do not get a passthrough of the contacts from the camera body to the lens, meaning that the lens aperture will be stuck at the smallest aperture. You will have to photograph in manual mode with control of the shutter only and (unless you have very good lighting) your images will be dark because your lens will typically be stuck at an aperture in the range f25 to f32.

Without the passthrough contacts, all three tubes are only really usable with up to a 50mm prime, as anything bigger will give either too dark an image, or require a ringflash.

For the price though, this is what I would expect. The setup is still usable, but you will definately need to buy (or make) a ringflash. For the DIY photographer that is not such a bad thing: google 'DIY ringflash' if you are up to the challenge of macro on the cheap.

Oh, and I also found a few hacks you can do with a Sony lens to force the aperture to open up a bit. If you look at the back of any Sony lens, there is a lever that slides up and down. You have to temporarily fix that lever partway along its travel to get a decent aperture... I won't tell you exactly how you do this as I don't need the blame if you get it wrong, other than to say that you either need to fix a clip onto the tube to catch the lever, or you need to attach something to the lens to hold the lever - Google is your friend!

In the end, I decided I would go for the more expensive Kenko tubes (these have the contact passthrough, allowing me to work in aperture priority).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carl, just journeying through on 12 Dec. 2013
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For superb macro photos, (depending on the quality of the lens you use) You lose any auto function of the lens but so long as you can focus manually there is no problem, you still retain the cameras auto exposure functions. Depth of field is very shallow with macro but that is something you learn to live with and even use to your advantage. With these extension tubes it is very easy to get 1:1 or better. Why pay hundreds of pounds for a decent macro lens when these are so cheap to check out if macro photography is for you?
This is the second Macro Extension Tube Ring Set I have bought - the other for Canon but as I have switched from Canon to Sony having just purchased a Sony Alpha 77 and SAL16-50 f2.8 lens I am in the process of building up my kit for Sony (at least my tripod is still useable!)
If you are thinking about macro photography then I would recommend buying these extension tubes, sticking them on your camera and searching for subjects to shoot.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stoney on 9 May 2011
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I was very happy with this product I have taken loads of photos with the tubes I would recommend them.Macro Extension Tube Ring Set for SONY Alpha DSLR Camera A900 A850 A700 A580 A550 A500 A450 A390 A350 A330 A300 A230 A200 A35 A33
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Yvonne Brown on 6 Mar. 2011
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Good value for money. Does what we wanted it for. Only negative point is the outer rim of the lens is a bit sharp to touch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Harper on 10 Mar. 2013
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Fits the camera and lenses as stated. Still figuring out how to make the camera recognise that there is a lens attached. That could well be the user and not the product. Will add to this review when I know more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LesR on 29 Oct. 2013
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Good product as described in advert. Fits camera perfectly and does exactly as described. Would by again if the need ever arose.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JMK on 3 Jan. 2012
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The title says it all. For best use you need a good quality lens in the first place. This because light is lost as you move the lens further away from the body...a ring light is the perfect answer to that problem.
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By john butler on 5 April 2013
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i thought thet this product would alow me to extend my exsisting lens for close up photography, it does actualy work but as there is to contact to the camera electronics it is extremely dificult to us as you can not focus the camera on the subject as it cant be seen through the viewfinder
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