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Benjamin Marks 02-11-2011 05:26

Why no NEX macro estension tubes?
 
Looked high and low on the Internet for a set of macro extension tubes for the NEX. Seems like a no-brainer. What am I missing here?

Ben Marks

nigelb 02-11-2011 15:43

Easy to adapt to something more readily available. Alpha, L39, M42, Om etc, etc.........That's the beauty of Nex.

Benjamin Marks 02-12-2011 03:52

Well, that's true. But with the EP-2, you can get an aftermarket extension tube which provides a m4/3 mount the requisite number of millimeters away from the camera's mount. Each legacy-lens specific adapter can affix to it. With NEX, if you use Nikon, Konica AR, Pentax M42 and Leica M and R lenses you then need extension tubes for each brand. I'm not saying it can't be done, but there is a PIA factor, which am surprised the market has not overcome. I guess the answer is that cross-platform macro is currently a practice or need without a market constituency.

Ben

pvdhaar 02-13-2011 23:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benjamin Marks (Post 1544767)
Looked high and low on the Internet for a set of macro extension tubes for the NEX. Seems like a no-brainer. What am I missing here?

Ben Marks

It doesn't look like the current E-mount lens line (16, 18-55, 18-200) has any lens that goes well with an extension tube. The 16 is too short, so that even a minute amout of extension will move the far focus distance inside the lens, and the zooms have a comparable problem at 18mm. I guess Sony doesn't want to have to explain all the limitations that go with tubes..

rxmd 02-13-2011 23:49

Zooms tend to look bad on extension tubes anyway.

At least for Four Thirds there are some dedicated native macro lenses already where an extension tube makes sense.

pvdhaar 02-13-2011 23:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by rxmd (Post 1547500)
Zooms tend to look bad on extension tubes anyway..

That depends on the zoom lens. The longer they are, the better they do. You'll find that telephoto zooms (e.g. 70-200, 70-300) do quite well with tubes..

Nokton48 02-14-2011 04:21

I have just received my new Nex-3 body this last Saturday. Played with it all weekend, and I'm really, really pleased with it. Wonderful with my Minolta MC Rokkors, the 16, 21, 35/1.8, 58/1.2, 85/1.7, 100/2.8, 135/2.8 and 200/3.5.

I have several sets of Minolta MC Extension tubes that will work just great with the Nex-3. Tubes work best with normal to longer focal length lenses.


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