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Macro on a Budget: Using Extension Tubes

Macro on a Budget: Using Extension Tubes

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Close-up or macro photography is an incredible way to capture the tiny world around us on a super-detailed level. While the dedicated macro lens is still one of the best tools for exploring the world on a miniature scale, there are some very inexpensive ways to jump into macro photography with the lens or lenses you already own—no need for a specialized close-up macro lens. In this series of articles—Macro on a Budget—we look at additions for your lens, or lenses, that allow you to explore the world up-close: extension tubes, close-up filters, reversing rings, and macro couplers.

In this article we will take a closer look (no pun intended) at extension tubes.

Non-product photos © Todd Vorenkamp
All photos taken with FUJIFILM XF 35mm f/1.4 R and FUJIFILM extension tubes

What Are Extension Tubes?

Extension tubes are metal (or plastic and metal) tubes that are mounted between a camera and lens to extend the physical distance between them. They are designed for a specific lens mount to attach mechanically to the camera and lens.

Extension Tube Set
Extension Tube Set

By physically extending the distance between the camera and a lens, you allow the camera to focus closer than its published minimum focus distance (MFD), allowing close-up photography. This allows you to use your “regular” lenses for close-up photography—no specialized or expensive macro lenses are needed!

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