This is not a review, but I’d like to share my experience with the Fujifilm macro extension tube MCEX-16. Five years ago, I started delving deeper into photography, including macro photography. Initially, I used a filter I had purchased from Ali Express, and later, I had a telephoto lens that also allowed me to take macro photos. However, I didn’t use them much. But I do feel drawn to macro photography at times. That’s why I find the macro extension tube to be a great solution, because I didn’t want to spend a few hundred euros on a lens which I would use a maximum of four times a year.
Once it arrived, I started by taking a few photos at home to determine how close or far I needed to be from my subject. Initially, I thought I had made the biggest mistake of the year, but I quickly realized that you need to get extremely close to your subject, almost literally on top of it. It was good to know because that day, macro photography happened to be on the agenda at the photography club. Unfortunately, it was already getting dark, so I only photographed a dandelion that evening. So, not many shots, but I was very satisfied with the end result.
I experimented with this macro extension tube for a few more days, but not many photos came out. First, I tried in the woods, but also just while walking my dog, Gucci. Although it’s not convenient to have a small, impatient young dog with you, I found it very enjoyable to experiment with macro photography again. I have no regrets about this purchase, and I will definitely go out with this macro tube more often. The only drawback I found was that I could only photograph very small flowers or mushrooms, but maybe I’m doing something wrong.