The best extension tubes in 2024: shoot close-ups and macro photos on the cheap

Best extension tubes for Canon, Nikon, Sony & other cameras
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Looking for the best extension tubes for your Canon, Nikon, Sony or other make of camera? This guide will find you the right fit, and help you find a set at the right price.

Few photos can match the initial wow-factor as a well composed, in-focus close-up of a tiny subject like an insect or flower. You can get the same effect by investing in one of the best macro lenses, but these tend to be pricey propositions, which can be off-putting when you'll only be using a such specialist lens occasionally. But there is another way...

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.