July 6 2011 - Photo Jottings

July 6 2011


Macro extension tubes for Sony.

Recently I’ve had a few readers of the site asking if, and what kinds of extension tubes are available for Sony “α” mount lenses.  There are a couple of choices that I can think of off the top of my slick head, the Vivitar macro extension tube set of three, $99, and a Kenko auto extension tube set DG, $179.  I’m not sure if the Vivitar set supports AF, probably not, but both should allow auto exposure, with full aperture control.  There isn’t any glass involved, so image quality shouldn’t be different between either set.  AF isn’t useful in macro range, so the least expensive tubes with aperture control would probably be my choice.

I’ll most likely be reviewing these sets in the near future, along with some after-market teleconverters. 

Macro extension tubes for Sony
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