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Not worth the money - Buyer Beware,
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This review is from: Polaroid Nikon Macro Extension Tube Set For Extreme Close Up Photography (Electronics)
I purchased this item, as i did not wish to fork out for more expensive extension tubes or a full fledged macro lens. the product it's self is reasonably made. The camera mount attached with no problems. The individual extension tubes screw and unscrew also with no problems.
The problem arose when attempting to connect a lens to the lens mount. The lens mount does not allow your lens to attach to the extension tubes in the same way you would expect if you were attaching your lens directly to the camera. There is a screw on the side that (I guess) you screw down once the lens is in place. I say guess as there were no instructions to advise otherwise.
I was aware that i would not have auto focus capability but i have manual f-stop on my lens so that would not have been a problem and my lens does not auto focus anyway. Hence why i thought i would give these a go.
This set may hold a very light lens but anything remotely heavy and your lens is going to fall off. Mines did and thankfully only fell a short distance and is thankfully fine.
I have returned this item for a refund and will be saving for a set of Kenko Extension tubes with full auto focus.
My personal advice is to avoid these extension tubes unless your lens is very light and even then i would be very cautious when using them.
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Initial post: 27 May 2014 15:58:21 BDT
The screw does not screw down to hold the lens. You simply screw the lens on ANTI-clockwise (anti-clockwise is Nikon's choice) after aligning it so that the pin on the mount can spring into the locking hole on the lens. To remove the lens you must PUSH the screw away from the lens to disengage the locking pin while unscrewing the lens clockwise. I had no problem with a rather heavy metal Nikkor lens and the tube set is quite well made.
Yes, there is no auto-focus for this price :-) but you may need to focus manually anyway since the depth of focus with such macro geometry will often be small - especially if your lens does not have auto-focus anyway.
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