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Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« on: December 13, 2018, 19:48:14 »
Has anyone produced extension tubes for the Nikon 7, especially smaller ones? If so, I would appreciate any links there are as to where to get some.
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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 21:08:17 »
Hi Michael, extension tubes is one reason for splitting my lens adapters.

Get a Nikon Z camera to Leica M lens adapter:
https://www.novoflex.de/en/products-637/lens-adapters//adapterfinder-products/nikon-z-mirrorless/adapter-leica-m-lenses-to-nikon-z-mount.html?rgerg=31

And this Leica M extension tube set:
https://www.novoflex.de/en/products-637/lens-adapters/extension-tube-set-leica-m.html

And then a Leica M camera to Nikon F, Canon FD, etc lens adapter to mount or extend almost any lens you want to use :)
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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 21:18:01 »
Hi Michael, extension tubes is one reason for splitting my lens adapters.

Get a Nikon Z camera to Leica M lens adapter:
https://www.novoflex.de/en/products-637/lens-adapters//adapterfinder-products/nikon-z-mirrorless/adapter-leica-m-lenses-to-nikon-z-mount.html?rgerg=31

And this Leica M extension tube set:
https://www.novoflex.de/en/products-637/lens-adapters/extension-tube-set-leica-m.html

And then a Leica M camera to Nikon F, Canon FD, etc lens adapter to mount or extend almost any lens you want to use :)

Thanks. Good idea. Will do.
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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 20:59:34 »
Apparently Fotodiox is making macro tubes for Z mount in 15 an 35 mm length.

https://fotodioxpro.com/collections/nikon-z-adapters/products/macrotube-auto-nkz15

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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 22:39:26 »
Very interesting item. I ordered one for testing.

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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 00:33:42 »
I've ordered one also. And I have the Novoflex Leica Extension tube Set and have been using for some time with the Nikon "O" CRT versions.

What I am waiting for is the Nikon Z to sony E adapter so that I can use my Voigtlander 65mm Macro lens that I already have.
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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 21:43:11 »
Received my copy of the Fotodiox Pro 15mm. It works well with my 50/1.8S and Sigma 105/1.4 A. The electronics works well and AF fully functional. Build quality is high. Even comes in a nice box made of bamboo, with plush lining  8)
Here's a shot (no crop) with the 50/1.8S @ f/3.5. Still more testing to be done.

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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 05:17:07 »
Using the Fotodiox 15mm extension tube with the Z6 and 24-70mm f/4 at 70mm. 

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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 21:56:11 »
I very much feel like (with the advent of usable mirrorless cameras), we have opened the floodgates of the next level of photography-for-everyone, certainly as regards lenses and their adapters.

Of course, like many of us, I am trying to see if I can extract my particular photo style from the new mirrorless cameras, their lenses, and various adaptions. I believe I can.

In fact, I have never had so many usable lenses hitting the market. I can’t buy them all. Here is a shot with the Z7 and the Z 50mm f/1.8 lens with the Fotodiox 15mm extension. It allows me to get just that much closer with not too much loss of IQ. I see a rich photographic future for those interested. Be careful what you ask for! LOL.
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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2019, 16:40:36 »
Adding to the Fotodiox 15mm, the Nikkor “O” CRT lens with its own extra M-39 extensions, I begin to get the kind of dreamy sharpness that I tend to like.
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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2019, 22:28:46 »
Michael, I prefer the warmth and the roundness of the rendition of Z 50/1.8 with the extension ring to the pin-sharp rendition of CV125/2.5 and the others.

The CRT-Nikkor proved that it is and will be going strong on any camera!
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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2019, 00:02:07 »
Michael, I prefer the warmth and the roundness of the rendition of Z 50/1.8 with the extension ring to the pin-sharp rendition of CV125/2.5 and the others.

The CRT-Nikkor proved that it is and will be going strong on any camera!

Yes, the CRT Nikkor is the gift that keeps on giving, provided you have a use for it. This is the CRT with 15mm of extension and then one or two additional extensions as part of a M-39 extension. I can't say I have got it dialed in but i can see it is worth doing just that.
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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2019, 21:33:24 »
Yes, the CRT Nikkor is the gift that keeps on giving, provided you have a use for it. This is the CRT with 15mm of extension and then one or two additional extensions as part of a M-39 extension. I can't say I have got it dialed in but i can see it is worth doing just that.

Looking good. Pics of the set up would be interesting too.

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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2019, 21:53:02 »
Looking good. Pics of the set up would be interesting too.

Will try to do that but, it is simply the 15mm extension, and then a M-39 to Z7 adapter...and two short extensions. The more I use the Z7, the more I like it, warts and all. It is convenient. I don't even know what the warts are, but some folks say it is not as good as the D850,, etc. I guess I don't notice the difference so far.
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Re: Extension Tubes for Nikon Z
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2019, 22:01:21 »
Beautiful color-shape-depth composition.