I've always wanted to pick up a set of extension tubes, but I've been put off by negative comments that I've read about them. Most people make it sound like their only for wedding photogs to take their ring shots!

Not having a macro lens for the 5D yet finally pushed me over the edge and they arrived today. Its a set of Kenko tubes that I ordered off of Ebay from Hong Kong for about $120 shipped.

I only used them for an hour or so tonight, but I must say I'm quite impressed and I wish I had picked up some of these along time ago.

20mm of ext tubes with the 24-105 is like macro with IS!! I also used the 70-200 with a full set of tubes, which is trickier to use.

I'll always keep the 20mm ring in my bag for use with the 24-105 when I don't want to carry a macro lens.

Here's a few from tonight. They aren't great shots as I only had an hour or so to play with them, but I'll definitely be experimenting more with these....(all on the 5D)....








24-105, 20mm tube, 105mm, f/7.1, ISO 200, 1/13, tripod....









70-200, full set of tubes, 159mm, f/16, 1s, ISO 200, tripod...








24-105, 20mm tube, 88mm, f/5, 1/30, ISO 400, hand-held, focus on center of leaf...








24-105, 20mm tube, 102mm, f/5, 1/30, ISO 400, hand-held..(focus on pink bud)...








24-105, 20mm tube, 85mm, f/4, 1/15, ISO 1600, hand-held....