Macro lens vs extension tube comparison shoot

Extension tubes are a cheaper alternative to using a decent macro lens, but how far can you push extension tube photography and how do the results compare? In this video, Karl explains what extension tubes are and why they can be a great alternative to a dedicated macro lens if you’re on a tight budget. He also demonstrates a detailed comparison between extension tubes and macro lenses on two different cameras at various apertures to help you make up your own mind as to which is actually better.


  1. Not sure as a beginner that I understand the F etc.. Where would I look to find more information on this?

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