Macro Photography – Extension Tubes

Having recently invested in a new set of macro extension tubes for our Canon DSLRs, we wanted to share some images taken using a standard 50mm 1.8 and 36mm tube.

These hollow tubes allow you to get much closer to your subject giving you a ‘macro’ effect, without having to invest in dedicated macro lenses which can be expensive. ¬†We primarily need macro for shots of wedding rings, these need to be very detailed and sharp in exactly the right place. ¬†Ring shots are an important aspect of wedding photography and a lot of our clients will request these images at the consultation stage.

Mostly you find extension tubes will come as a set of three, each of a different size.  We found the most useful combination to be the 50mm lens and the 36mm tube.

Have a look at some of the most recent images taken with some fairly basic kit…

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