Extension tube build quality (e-mount)

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  1. Susurs, Jun 12, 2017
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    Susurs macrumors 6502a

    Susurs

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    Which extension tube for e-mount has best/good build quality? Kenko, Meike? Why is Kenko 2x more expensive? Is it worth it? Any cheaper alternatives?
    --- Post Merged, Jun 12, 2017 ---
    Vello probably seems to have some good build quality judging by reviews... ( ? )
     
  2. Susurs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    P.S. I can't seem to find a lot of places to purchase Vello... especially in the EU
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I have Kenko in f-mount. They allow your autofocus to work where as the cheaper ones don't. However the DOF is so narrow, I tend to manually focus instead. Quality build though.
     
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    Thanks! I heard someone complaining on Kenko for beeing poor quality, but it could have probably been some single defective product.
     
  5. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    If you are in the UK as I think you may be, I have a set with electric contacts (auto focus and metering both work) that you can have for free.
    PM me ;)

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  6. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a

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    I have had a set of the Kenko's think I paid £100 for a set of 3 a few years ago...one of my better buys :)
     
  7. Susurs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank's to the Hughmac! It's great that there are people like you around! I will soon be able to test some nice set as well :)
     

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