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Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes

Lesson 42 from: Nikon Lenses: The Complete Guide

John Greengo

Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes

Lesson 42 from: Nikon Lenses: The Complete Guide

John Greengo

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Lesson Info

42. Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes

Lessons

Class Trailer

DAY 1

1

Nikon Lens Class Introduction

06:30
2

Nikon Lens Basics

14:05
3

Focal Length: Angle of View

11:44
4

Focal Length: Normal Lenses

06:41
5

Focal Length: Wide Angle Lenses

16:09
6

Focal Length: Telephoto Lens

16:22
7

Focal Length Rule of Thumb

15:59
8

Field of View

10:06
9

Aperture Basics

15:35
10

Equivalent Aperture

07:17
11

Depth of Field

12:58
12

Maximum Sharpness

09:50
13

Starburst

06:48
14

Hyper Focal Distance

18:42
15

Nikon Mount Systems

26:41
16

Nikon Cine Lenses

07:06
17

Nikon Lens Design

20:56
18

Focusing and Autofocus with Nikon Lenses

14:15
19

Nikon Lens Vibration Reduction

06:28
20

Image Quality

04:44
21

Aperture Control and General Info

09:40
22

Nikon Standard Zoom Lenses

21:56
23

Nikon Super Zoom Lenses

06:07
24

Nikon Wide Angle Lenses

08:28
25

Nikon Telephoto Zoom Lenses

16:48
26

3rd Party Zooms Overview

06:06
27

3rd Party Zooms: Sigma

16:02
28

3rd Party Zooms: Tamron

07:31
29

3rd Party Zooms: Tokina

03:50

DAY 2

30

Nikon Prime Lens: Normal

13:50
31

Nikon Prime Lens: Wide Angle

14:17
32

Nikon Prime Lens: Ultra-Wide

09:29
33

Nikon Prime Lens: Short Telephoto

09:14
34

Nikon Prime Lens: Medium Telephoto

08:19
35

Nikon Prime Lens: Super Telephoto

17:24
36

3rd Party Primes: Sigma

07:19
37

3rd Party Primes: Zeiss

03:25
38

3rd Party Primes: Samyang

05:34
39

Lens Accessories: Filters

30:44
40

Lens Accessories: Lens Hood

13:40
41

Lens Accessories: Tripod Mount

04:41
42

Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes

04:23
43

Lens Accessories: Teleconverters

12:42
44

Macro Photography

19:11
45

Nikon Micro Lens Selection

18:29
46

Fisheye Lenses

17:59
47

Tilt Shift Photography Overview

22:40
48

Tilt Shift Lenses

06:00
49

Building a Nikon System

05:16
50

Making a Choice: Nikon Portrait Lenses

17:43
51

Making a Choice: Nikon Sport Lenses

18:47
52

Making a Choice: Nikon Landscape Lenses

14:54
53

Nikon Lens Systems

11:18
54

Lens Maintenance

10:54
55

Buying and Selling Lenses

17:36
56

Final Q&A

12:08
57

What's in the Frame

03:29

Lesson Info

Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes

So extension tube's are a great way to play around and experiment with macro photography and so these are the ones that are available from nikon and I actually talked to a colleague of mine who runs a camera shop and he was saying we've sold one of these in the last year and it's because that you can buy aftermarket versions these are just extension tube's that allow you to move the lens further from the body and he says we sell a lot more of these kinko or these aftermarket brands because we're not worried about image quality here all we're doing is moving the lens away from the camera bodies so these air hollow tubes various different links no glasses in the middle so it's all about just mechanical quality of holding the lens to the body nice and firmly and so the idea is is that there is a minimum focusing distance on every lance and if you want to get closer than that minimum distance you need to move the camera body away from the from the lens so for instance these kinko lenses wi...

ll kick off extension tube's will come in a pack of three they'll have a twelve millimeter too twenty and thirty six and because there's no glass in here you can adam up if you want you can use the twelve in the thirty six to get forty eight twelve to twenty and thirty six and just adam all up. Now, of course, how much difference does this make that's the big question, so I decided to do first a shot with a seventy two, two hundred to eight without any sort of extension, and then I used a variety of the extension tube's on the camera and you can see how much closer we can get in, and the great thing about having three different tubes in this case is that you can add them up as necessary according to your needs. Now, once you put on any tube or any combination of tubes, you can no longer focus on infinity, so you can't just extend the range of your lens. You're moving the range closer and giving up infinity while you have it attached, but this is a great way to do it because it's not much money it's, not much weight it's very high image quality there's, very few trade offs and doing this and so it's a great way of experimenting with close up if you think you want to get a macro lens, but you're not sure get a set of extension tube's play around and when you get your macro lens, if you do go that direction, you can use macro lenses and the extension tube's together to get even closer so you can use these on any lands now they typically work best on a fifty millimeter and up telephoto lenses but you can technically use him on any lands because they fit all the lenses so nikon has there own individual ones they're sold for about a hundred bucks apiece and they have three different sizes of the eight fourteen and twenty seven point five the kinko's and some of the after market brands will sell for about one hundred fifty for all three so it's fifty percent more but it's three times as many of the products so they're relatively cheap small lightweight you could bring them you can use them on all the different lenses and it's his sharp is your lens normally is so it doesn't degrade that sharpness at all warning though anytime you move the land's further from the film plane you are reducing the amount of light getting to the film plane and so you need to do your exposure adjustments with this on your camera don't do your exposure adjustment before and then just go well now we'll just add an extension tio and shoot at the same exposure and so if you're using studio lights, you may need to change the power of those lights or if you're out shooting out in the field, you'll need to change your shutter speeds or apertures or so a couple of the aftermarket ones that you can play around with velo and kinko make some that are pretty affordable they also have the electronics in it so that they are. At least you should check to see if they have the electronics. And because there are ones that air do not. This will pass along the information about what focal length you're using, what aperture lens and so forth, so that information will be added to the metadata. It's not necessary. It doesn't impact image quality. But it's a nice, convenient thing to have that accurate information from the lens passed to the camera body as well.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Nikon® Lenses Part 1
Nikon® Lenses Part 2
Nikon® Lenses Part 3
Nikon® Lenses Part 4
Field of View
Nikon® Lenses Part 5
Nikon® Lenses Part 6
Nikon® Lenses Part 7
Nikon® Lenses Part 8
Nikon® Lens Data

Ratings and Reviews

cliff538
 

Outstanding class! This is a must own. You will refer back to this class many times during your photog career. John has put a ton of work into this class and it shows. Being able to download the slides and other Nikon glass info is wonderful. Even if you're not a Nikon shooter you will still gleam tons of information from this class, John covers in great detail the strength and weaknesses of each lens and when you might consider using it. I was expecting a good class, but this turned into an epic class. I watched multiple videos several times. The only bad thing I can say is I "had" to order a few more lenses! Thank you John Greengo for making a truly amazing class.

Anna Fennell
 

Wow! What a course! Very in depth, lots of valuable information. John instructs with great knowledge and integrity. I have taken other online courses, NOT from Creative Live (my bad!) and was left feeling like a monkey who had learned tricks without understanding or knowledge. Now I feel I have the confidence to move forward on my photographic journey securely knowing how lenses function, what to look for and what price range I can expect. Bravo John! I'd love to see a 2020 update video as an addendum.

Fusako Hara
 

Finally I have some sense of what lens do, know what I have, what I would like to have, what lens to use, and how I can get images that I see. Best part of this session is it was made so clear, simple, logical, and practical. I am glad that I purchased this product. Now, I am going to look for more from John Greengo so I can take better understanding and take better images. Thank You.

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