Automatic MFT extension for use with adapted lenses?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Nevski, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Nevski

    Nevski Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 20, 2013
    Has anyone tried the following combination for macro photography?

    1. Automatic Micro 4/3 extension tube such as Fotga or Meike
    2. Adapter Micro 4/3 to M42 with legacy M42 lens

    I wondering if there are any issues with the above setup and if placing extension tubes before mft/m42 adapter causes any problems and they need to be put after adapter.
  2. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I have. It works fine. The electrical contacts if they have nothing to connect with still works- it just makes it a tube :wink:
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  3. Nevski

    Nevski Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 20, 2013
    Good to know. Was looking for cheap m42 tubes, but they don't come with a flange for auto m42 lenses that has a pin that needs to be depressed.

    Figure if I get micro 4/3 tubes, they can be used for both native and adapted lenses then with an adapter.

    B&H received some new Vello micro four thirds tubes, economy and deluxe editions. Pretty cheap compared to Kenko ($50 & $80 vs $180)