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Old Aug 13, 2014, 10:41 AM   #11
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Is the Kenko made of metal? I'm trying to understand why there are lots available for 30 - 60 bucks but the Kenko brand is 179. I don't mind paying for quality (I upgraded from a $20 CPL to a B+W CPL that cost 150) but hopefully there's a reason for it.

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nice shots Gilles!
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Is the Kenko made of metal? I'm trying to understand why there are lots available for 30 - 60 bucks but the Kenko brand is 179. I don't mind paying for quality (I upgraded from a $20 CPL to a B+W CPL that cost 150) but hopefully there's a reason for it.
Yes. Very high-quality pieces. I've never handled the less expensive stuff, but I'm guessing you get what you pay for. That said, I believe Bob is using some of the lesser expensive ones and seems perfectly happy with them.
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Yes. Very high-quality pieces. I've never handled the less expensive stuff, but I'm guessing you get what you pay for. That said, I believe Bob is using some of the lesser expensive ones and seems perfectly happy with them.
yeah I have the el-cheapo ones and they work as in the electrical contacts transmit the commands from the camera but they are otherwise all plastic and feel like they might not hold a heavy combination like a big 4/3s lens and adapter.
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might not hold a heavy combination like a big 4/3s lens and adapter.
I would not trust that, actually I won't use my set with any other than the m40-150 because the plastic tubes just are not stout enough to hold any but a few ounces of weight...... mine are beginning to chip away so I'm thinking Kenko.
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Thank you for the insight on the Kenkos everyone. Sounds like the way to go.
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Okay. Order is in. You guys are a bad influence.

Think I'll wait on the m40-150 though and see how the tubes perform on my Lumix 45-200.
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Should work well. I imagine that lens with the Olympus IS system is better than the lenses OIS system on a Panasonic body.
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I imagine that lens with the Olympus IS system is better than the lenses OIS system on a Panasonic body.
I'd think so. I haven't done any tests to compare it with my Panasonic G3 but the E-M1 IS has some neat tricks up it's sleeve. Speaking of the G3, I did a quick look for it a couple weeks ago and couldn't find it. It's probably in the bottom of a drawer or behind something in the back of a closet. It will turn up someday but I'm not worried about it. Don't get me wrong, it's a sweet little camera but the EM1 has been so much fun I never looked back.

I'll post some samples from the EM1/45-200 combo when I get the tubes.
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Thanks for filling me in on using the tubes with the M.40-150. As much as I like using my Nikkor macro, t'would be nice to have focus and aperture control through the camera and not with the full manual with the adapted lens. Plus that nikkor is a tad heavy.
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