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.
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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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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).Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yep, this is great - hook it up with a reversing ring and really zoom in!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Did not work with my Sony alpha despite it saying it would a piece of junkPublished on 8 Aug. 2014 by Claire Pearce
Good product as described in advert. Fits camera perfectly and does exactly as described. Would by again if the need ever arose.Published on 29 Oct. 2013 by LesR
i only recived this product this last friday so i am in no position to give a review one way or anotherPublished on 16 Jun. 2013 by wayne53