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Vello Econo Auto Focus Extension Tube Set for Micro Four Thirds Mount

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by gugarci, May 25, 2014.

  1. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
  2. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    Those look exactly like my Meike tubes. Also comes in "Skyblue" brand, they're probably all just re-badges of a generic China make. All plastic build, light, but has a nice firm fit (no flex or light leaks in my experience). AF and exif-reporting works perfectly, focusing range/depth can be extremely shallow/close.

    I bought mine off evilbay for about $20 less and typical 2-week shipping from China. IMO it's a good deal if you just want to fudge around with close-up work a little.
     
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  3. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    The Meike ones I bought last year work just fine.
     
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  4. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    Good to know.
    Thanks.
     
  5. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    I have that set. They work fine but can feel a bit "wobbly" with heavier/larger lenses. For me that means the Panasonic 45-200 feels a bit sketchy. However, I'm more like to use an achromatic diopter on that lens as the tube don't offer much additional magnification at longer focal lengths.

    I like them with Olympus 45/1.8 and a couple of other small lenses.

    There is the Vello Deluxe set for $79 that looks like the $179 Kenko set with metal instead of plastic mounts. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...d_auto_focus_extension_tube.html/prm/alsVwDtl They might feel more rigid but I have no experience with them. If they had been available when I got mine I probably would spent the extra $20.

    Fred
     
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