Extension Tubes & Close-Up Lenses For Canon EF - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

Extension Tubes
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Compatibility Working Dist.1 (mm) Max. Magnif.1 Weight (g) Comments Tests & Reviews
Cambron Extension Tube 13mm       limited to EF*       *not compatible with EF-S lenses; identical to the Danubia tubes  
Cambron Extension Tube 21mm         *not compatible with EF-S lenses; identical to the Danubia tubes  
Cambron Extension Tube 31mm         *not compatible with EF-S lenses; identical to the Danubia tubes  
Danubia Extension Tube 13mm       analog/digital*       *not compatible with EF-S lenses, but can be modified to fit these  
Danubia Extension Tube 21mm         *not compatible with EF-S lenses, but can be modified to fit these  
Danubia Extension Tube 31mm         *not compatible with EF-S lenses, but can be modified to fit these  
Dörr Extension Tube 13mm   limited to MF*     200 *but ... compatible with EF as well as EF-S lenses  
Dörr Extension Tube 21mm       *but ... compatible with EF as well as EF-S lenses  
Dörr Extension Tube 31mm       *but ... compatible with EF as well as EF-S lenses  
Kenko Teleplus Extension Tube 12mm DG Snapshot of Kenko Teleplus Extension Tube DG limited to EF* 210 - 160 1:4.1 - 1:2.9 72 *not compatible with EF-S lenses; diam. approx. 62mm  
Kenko Teleplus Extension Tube 20mm DG 130 - 110 1:2.5 - 1:2 84 *not compatible with EF-S lenses; diam. approx. 62mm  
Kenko Teleplus Extension Tube 36mm DG   77 - 70 1:1.4 - 1:1.2 112 *not compatible with EF-S lenses; diam. approx. 62mm  
Kenko Extension Tube 12mm Uniplus DG       limited to EF*     90 *not compatible with EF-S lenses  
Kenko Extension Tube 25mm Uniplus DG         98 *not compatible with EF-S lenses  
MeiKe C-AF Extension Tube Set 13-21-31mm [MK-C-AF/MK-C-AF1]   limited to EF       metal [AF1A] and plastic [AF1B] mount versions available  
MeiKe C-AF Vario Auto Extension Tube 46 - 68mm [MK-C-AF2]               metal mount  
Opteka DG AF Macro Extension Tube C-AF 13mm               metal mount  
Opteka DG AF Macro Extension Tube C-AF 21mm         metal mount  
Opteka DG AF Macro Extension Tube C-AF 31mm         metal mount  
Photoolex Auto Focus Extension Tube 13mm           DBK Poduct Specs
(via www.dbk.com.hk)
  generic, no labeling on the tubes at all; available in all-plastic and with metal mounts; electronic contacts; produced by DBK Electronics  
Photoolex Auto Focus Extension Tube 21mm       generic, no labeling on the tubes at all; available in all-plastic and with metal mounts; electronic contacts; produced by DBK Electronics  
Photoolex Auto Focus Extension Tube 31mm       generic, no labeling on the tubes at all; available in all-plastic and with metal mounts; electronic contacts; produced by DBK Electronics  
Promaster Extension Tube AF 12mm   analog/digital (?) 210 - 160 1:4.1 - 1:2.9 60 metal mount  
Promaster Extension Tube AF 20mm 130 - 110 1:2.5 - 1:2 85 metal mount  
Promaster Extension Tube AF 31mm 77 - 70 1:1.4 - 1:1.2 125 metal mount  
Promaster Extension Tube AF 25mm   analog/digital (?)       metal mount  
ProOptic AF Extension Tube Set 13-21-31mm Budget     limited to EF       all plastic  
ProOptic AF Extension Tube Set 13-21-31mm Pro     limited to EF       metal mount  
ProOptic Helicoid Macro Zoomer 46 - 68mm             metal mount  
Soligor Extension Tube AF 12mm       analog/digital (?) 210 - 160 1:4.1 - 1:2.9      
Soligor Extension Tube AF 20mm   130 - 110 1:2.5 - 1:2      
Soligor Extension Tube AF 36mm   77 - 70 1:1.4 - 1:1.2      
Soligor Extension Tube AF 12mm DG Snapshot of Soligor Extension Tube Set     limited to EF* 210 - 160 1:4.1 - 1:2.9   *not compatible with EF-S lenses  
Soligor Extension Tube AF 20mm DG 130 - 110 1:2.5 - 1:2   *not compatible with EF-S lenses  
Soligor Extension Tube AF 36mm DG 77 - 70 1:1.4 - 1:1.2   *not compatible with EF-S lenses  
XPro Extension Tube EF16 II 40-56mm For Canon       analog/digital       produced by Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Co. Ltd. (Venus Optics)  

Novoflex Balgengerät/Bellows for EOS [BALCAN-AF]   analog/digital     430 compatible with lenses up to 79mm physical max. diameter (this is not about filter size), size is 150 x 110 x 80mm  

Magnification Ratios and Exposure Factors exemplarily given for DBK Auto Extension Tubes
Magnification and Exposure Factors exemplarily given for DBK Auto Extension Tubes using 50mm lens.

Electronic Reverse Mounts
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Compatibility Working Dist.1 (mm) Max. Magnif.1 Weight (g) Comments Tests & Reviews
McoPlus C-ET3/C-UP Professional Tube       analog/digital     250 comes with adapter rings for 58, 67, 72 and 77mm; compatible with EF-S; max. cable length of 1500mm, the 2 rings put together are Ø68 x 39mm  
Meike MK-C-UP Profession Tube   analog/digital take care     comes with adapter rings for 58, 67, 72 and 77mm; compatible with EF-S  
Neewer MK-C-UP Professional Tube             the packaging reads Multifunctional e-macro extension tube for Canon; a unit obviously identical to the Meike above  
Novoflex Reverse Mount EOS   analog/digital take care 2.8:1 - 1:7* 160 *example using a 28-105mm zoom; fits 58mm lenses, stepping adapters are optional  

Close-Up Lenses2
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Thread3 (mm) Working Dist. (cm) Diopters Weight (g) Comments Tests & Reviews
Arri/Zeiss Master Diopter +0.5/+1/+2 T*       none   +0.5/+1/+2   achromatic lenses; mounted on the lens' front ring via clamp mechanism with reduction rings for Ø 95mm, 104mm, 110mm or 114mm  
B+W Nahlinse NL-0.25     400 - 44 +0.25   single lens; recommended for 200-400mm focal lengths  
B+W Nahlinse NL-0.5     400 - 40 +0.5   single lens; recommended for 200-400mm focal lengths  
B+W Nahlinse NL-1   49 - 77 100 - 33 +1   single lens; recommended for 50-135mm focal lengths  
B+W Nahlinse NL-2   49 - 77 50 - 25 +2   single lens; recommended for 50-135mm focal lengths  
B+W Nahlinse NL-3   49 - 77 33 - 20 +3   single lens; recommended for 50-135mm focal lengths  
B+W Nahlinse NL-4   49 - 77 25 - 16 +4   single lens; recommended for 50-135mm focal lengths  
B+W Nahlinse NL-5   49 - 77 20 - 14 +5   single lens; recommended for 50-135mm focal lengths  
B+W ES Macro +10 Snapshot of B+W ES Macro +10 Close-Up Lens 49 - 58 9 - 8 +10   single lens; recommended for 50-135mm focal lengths  
B.I.G. Macro +20       58   +20   single lens  
B.I.G. Medical Macro CU Lens     58/67 13 +8   achromatic lens; 67mm version is recommended for lenses of 100mm focal length and longer, might result in vignetting with shorter lenses  
Century Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-8616     86 63 +1.6   achromatic lens  
Century Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-xx20       58/72/86 50 +2   achromatic lens  
Century Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-8626       86   +2.6   achromatic lens  
Century Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-7235       72   +3.5   achromatic lens  
Century Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-5840     58 25 +4   achromatic lens  
Century Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-5870       58 14 +7   achromatic lens  
Century Precision Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-??20       ?? 50 +2   achromatic lens  
Century Precision Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-8626       86   +2.6   achromatic lens  
Century Precision Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-7235       72   +3.5   achromatic lens  
Century Precision Optics U.S.A. Achromatic Diopter AD-5870       58 14 +7   achromatic lens  
Digital King DG High Definition Achromat +10       52   +10   achromatic lens  
Elicar VHQ 2x for 90mm f/2.5       62       matched macro lens for Elicar 90mm f/2.5 VHQ Macro MC; identical to Soligor 2x for 90mm True Macro  
Heliopan Nahlinse NL1 [#6001]       49 - 86 100 - 33 +1   single lens  
Heliopan Nahlinse NL2 [#6002]       49 - 86 50 - 25 +2   single lens  
Heliopan Nahlinse NL3 [#6003]     49 - 86 33.5 - 20 +3   single lens  
Heliopan Nahlinse NL4 [#6004]       49 - 86 24.5 - 16 +4   single lens  
Heliopan Achromat NL2 [#6602]       49 - 86 50 - 25 +2   achromatic lens  
Heliopan Achromat NL3 [#6603]       49 - 86 33.5 - 20 +3   achromatic lens  
Heliopan Achromat NL4 [#6604]       49 - 86 24.5 - 16 +4   achromatic lens  
Heliopan Achromat NL5 [#6605]       49 - 86 20 - 14 +5   achromatic lens  
Hoya Achromat +3       49 - 58 33 +3   achromatic lens  
Hoya Achromat +4       49 - 58 25 +4   achromatic lens  
Hoya Achromat +5       49 - 58 20 +5   achromatic lens  
Hoya Macro Close-Up Lens     49 - 58 10 +10   achromatic lens; serves 1:2 at 50mm focal length  
Horseman 4.0x Macro Conversion Lens [81904]       58       3 elements in 3 groups; 73.5 x 20mm, 180g  
JVC HZ-CL6103-UK       52   +3   achromatic lens  
Kenko AC Close-Up No. 0       55 108 +1 50 achromatic lens  
Kenko AC Close-Up No. 3       55 33 +3   achromatic lens  
Kenko AC Close-Up No. 5       55 20 +5   achromatic lens  
Kenko Macro Lens KZM-012 Pro       62 12   136 achromatic lens; has a filter thread of 72mm for additional attachments  
Kenko Pro1D(igital) AC Close-Up No. 3     49 - 82   +3   achromatic lens  
Leica Elpro 1:2 - 1:1 for R 2.8/100       60       matched macro lens  
Leitz Wetzlar Elpro 1       55 40 +2.5      
Leitz Wetzlar Elpro 2       55 20 +4.9      
Leitz Wetzlar Elpro 3       55 60 +1.66      
Leitz Wetzlar Elpro 4       55 133 +0.75      
Marumi Achromat Macro DHG 200   49 - 77 20 +5.0   achromatic lens; also available under Soligor brand  
Marumi Achromat Macro DHG 330   49 - 77 33 +3.0   achromatic lens; also available under Soligor brand  
Minolta Close-Up Lens No. 0       55 106 +0.94   achromatic lens; recommended for 100-135mm focal lengths  
Minolta Close-Up Lens No. 1       55 50 +2.0   achromatic lens; recommended for standard focal lengths  
Minolta Close-Up Lens No. 2       55 26 +3.8   achromatic lens; recommended for standard focal lengths  
Nikon Close-Up Lens 3T       52 67 +1.5 45 achromatic lens  
Nikon Close-Up Lens 4T       52 33.4 +2.99   achromatic lens  
Nikon Close-Up Lens 5T       62 67 +1.5   achromatic lens  
Nikon Close-Up Lens 6T       62 33.4 +2.99 78 achromatic lens  
NISI MC Close-Up Lens       77   ~+3   not literally sold as achromat, but as 2/1 ED glass construction; adapter rings for 67 and 72mm included; brand owned/produced by Zhuhai ChuanFu Optical Technology Co., Ltd.  
Olympus IS/L Lens B Macro H.Q. Converter       55 40 +2.5 94 achromatic lens; US only, identical to MCON-40  
Olympus MCON-35       62 35 +2.85 135 achromatic lens  
Olympus MCON-40       55 40 +2.5 94 achromatic lens; identical to IS/L Lens B Macro H.Q. Converter  
Pentax S33       58   +3   achromatic lens  
Pentax S66       58   +1.8   achromatic lens  
Pentax S82       67   +1.22   achromatic lens  
Pentax T132       67   +0.76   achromatic lens  
Pentax T226       67   +0.44   achromatic lens  
Raynox DCR-150   43, 52 - 67 21 +4   achromatic lens; recommended for focal 50-300mm lengths  
Raynox DCR-250   43, 52 - 67 21 +8   achromatic lens; recommended for focal 50-300mm lengths  
Raynox DCR-5320Pro (MC)   72 48.6/31.1/17.0 +2/+3/+5 105 + 290 achromatic lens consisting of 2 separate lenses (+2 (2/1 construction) and +3 (3/2 construction)), that can be combined (+5); all 3 options serve 200 Lp/mm (accord. to Raynox)  
Sigma Achromatic Macro Lens AML72-01     72       achromatic lens; dedicated to the Sigma AF 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C  
Sigma Achromatic Macro Lens       52 63 +1.6   achromatic lens; formerly packed w/ Sigma 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 APO  
Sigma Achromatic Macro Lens       58 63 +1.6   achromatic lens; formerly packed w/ Sigma 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 APO Macro (and 70-300?)  
Sigma Achromatic Macro Lens       62 63 +1.6   achromatic lens; formerly packed w/ Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DL  
Sigma Achromatic Macro Lens       72 63 +1.6   achromatic lens; formerly packed w/ Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DL  
Sigma Life-Size Attachment       52 63 +1.6   older version of the matched macro lens above (Sigma 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 APO etc.)  
Sigma Life-Size Attachment       58 63 +1.6   older version of the matched macro lens above (Sigma 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 APO Macro etc.)  
Sigma Life-Size Attachment       52 (35 ?) +5 (+3?)   achromatic lens; packed w/ Sigma 90mm f/2.8 Macro  
SLR Magic 77 MC Achromatic Diopter +0.33       77   +0.33   achromatic lens  
SLR Magic 77 MC Achromatic Diopter +1.3       77   +1.3   achromatic lens  
Soligor 2x for 90mm True Macro       62       matched macro lens for Soligor 90mm f/2.5 C/D Macro MC; identical to Elicar VHQ 2x  
Soligor DHG Achromat +3dpt Macro       49 - 67 33 +3.0   achromatic lens; identical to Marumi's achromatic lenses  
Soligor DHG Achromat +5dpt Macro       49 - 77   +5.0   achromatic lens; identical to Marumi's achromatic lenses  
Sony VCL-M3358 AC     58 33 +3.0 70 achromatic lens  
Sony VCL-M3367 AC       67 33 +3.0   achromatic lens  
Spiralite Macrovar       52          
Spiralite Proxivar       52 100 - 10        
Tamron Close-Up Adaptor Lens [A9F/A9FB]       72 200 - 100     single lens; packed w/ Tamron 28-200mm 3.8-5.6 (71D); features its own lens hood bayonet (B5FH)  
Zörk Makroscope Aspheric Close Up Lens Type I       52 8.9 - 6.4 +12 120 achromatic lens; serves 1:1 with 80mm lenses  

Lens > lens retro adapters   ana./dig. limited take care +20 (4:1)*   *using a 50mm lens reverse mounted on a 200mm host lens4  

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General Notes:
1.) For Canon EF Life-Size Converter, Canon Extension Tubes and Canon Close-Up Lenses be referred to the Canon Lens Accessory list.
2.) Canon has published achievable magnification ratios for the 250D and 500D Close-up Lenses in conjunction with a big list of Canon lenses here (see p.2).

Footnotes:
1 with a 50mm lens and focus set from 50cm distance to infinity
2 Main subject here are achromatic lenses for filter sizes common with Canon EF mount lenses (49mm, 52mm, 58mm and bigger).
3 When using close-up lenses you can step-up the filter thread, but not step-down (filter thread of the close-up lens > filter thread of the lens).
4 This is just an example found at Greg Erker's Achromatic Close-Up Lenses. The higher the 50mm's open aperture, the better for its vignetting behavior.