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Converters, adapters and extension tubes All those lens accessories that get in between the lens and the camera.

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MFT extension tubes?

Can you get hold of MFT extension tubes? I want to do some macros without investing too much money. I can't see any MFT extension tubes on the market. Do you guys know if they are available?
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Re: MFT extension tubes?

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Can you get hold of MFT extension tubes? I want to do some macros without investing too much money. I can't see any MFT extension tubes on the market. Do you guys know if they are available?
Yes you can. I bought Kenko tubes, you get a set of two: 10mm and 16mm.

They are fully connected, so AF works. They're very well made. They're very expensive :-)

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Re: MFT extension tubes?

Thanks. Just did a search and I can see they are expensive. I may go down the manual focus route. I have some Pentax K lenses in the cupboard and will now look into getting an adapter and some PK extension tubes. Must be a lot cheaper.

I don't want to spend too much money on things I may only use once a year.
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Re: MFT extension tubes?

Sounds like a wise move. I bought the Kenko tubes when I sold my 50mm macro in the hope that the 45mm f1.8 could be made a macro with tubes. (Yes it can but only if you stop it down a long way).

They were a bit of a luxury, I would suggest plain tubes and MF is a better option.

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Re: MFT extension tubes?

Pete, how did you get on with the 45mm 1.8 and the extention tubes. I have the same idea. Amazon do them for around £112 which is cheaper than the Oly 60mm macro.
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Re: MFT extension tubes?

I've not got the 45mm as yet (will hopefully arrive tomorrow! ) but the tubes do work very nicely with the 40-150...
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Taken with EP3+Tubes+40-150:



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Re: MFT extension tubes?

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Pete, how did you get on with the 45mm 1.8 and the extention tubes. I have the same idea. Amazon do them for around 112 which is cheaper than the Oly 60mm macro.
And eBay seller Roxsen does them for less than one third the Amazon price http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MeiKe-Auto...item5d3efe9880 - which is also less than the Oly 60mm macro!

While I have bought from Roxsen previously, entirely satisfactorily, I haven't used these tubes myself, but do know others who report favourably - the tubes are polycarbonate, not metal.

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Thanks for this guys, I may try the tubes from Roxsen, much cheaper than the 60mm!
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Just ordered them, now a long wait till they arrive from Hong Kong.
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Re: MFT extension tubes?

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Yes, the 45mm does work on the tubes as a macro. You can tell it isn't designed to do this like the 50 macro for instance, and you need to stop it down a bit to get the best images.

Having said that, it does autofocus in macro, so I am happy enough ..

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