Extension Tubes..??..

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After reading several of Nick's mentions of the Meike Extension Tubes for Z bodies, I figured I'd give'm a whirl.

I have to say, the results for some really simple tests at my desk were impressive.

This is with a Z50, 50s, & an 18mm Extension Tube. Z50 was on a PlatyPod and I held my iPhone light up for illumination.

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Mine are also the Meike version, thanks to Nick's recommendations in various threads.

I like that they are Z mount. If there are other Z mount tubes, I am not yet aware of them.

I did put one of these between my Z6 & FTZ and then mounted my F mount 105 macro lens. I haven't really played with it enough to have an opinion, but I will.
 
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I believe Jim T (Pa) was the first to bering them to my attention.
I think it was the other way around.

I did publish tables of focus ranges for the 24-70/4 and 50/1.8S with the tubes somewhere on this forum.

Those are excellent results, Phil.

By the way, my PlatyPod arrived today and I've been playing with it a bit this afternoon.
 
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I think it was the other way around.

I did publish tables of focus ranges for the 24-70/4 and 50/1.8S with the tubes somewhere on this forum.

Those are excellent results, Phil.

By the way, my PlatyPod arrived today and I've been playing with it a bit this afternoon.
Thanks Jim.

What are your initial thoughts on the PlatyPod?

Simple, but pretty nice in my opinion.
 
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What are your initial thoughts on the PlatyPod?
I look forward to trying it in the field. Well, woods, actually. I think it will work very well for getting ground-level photos of mushrooms, etc.

I used it on a table indoors a little bit today. I was a little disappointed that the long screws are a bit wobbly unless they are run in all the way.
 
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I was a little disappointed that the long screws are a bit wobbly unless they are run in all the way.
I guess this could be fixed with a pair of nuts on the screws. You could tighten a nut on either side of the plate to hold the long screws steady. Think I'll look for some.
 
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I look forward to trying it in the field. Well, woods, actually. I think it will work very well for getting ground-level photos of mushrooms, etc.

I used it on a table indoors a little bit today. I was a little disappointed that the long screws are a bit wobbly unless they are run in all the way.
Hey Jim,

The round knurled knobs just above the rubber feet are jam nuts that prevent wobble.
 

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