Top Result: Cheapo Extension Tubes

Match Score



  • Good sharpness
  • Excellent autofocus performance
  • Very inexpensive
  • Performs better than the Kenko extension tubes


  • Not as convenient as a dedicated macro lens

Note From Jim

Most photographers should choose extension tubes as your first macro "lens." For most photographers, it's good enough. If you later want a dedicated macro, you can combine it with extension tubes to get insane magnification. I tested the cheapo extension tubes against the Kenko and liked the cheapos better. If you're going to get a dedicated macro lens, choose the new Tokina 100mm macro. Watch the video review for more info.