Closer. / by Othman Kammah

If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.
— Robert Capa

At the end of last year, Fujifilm surprised a lot of people and released some lens accessories that many had been waiting for, Macro Extensions Tubes.

Some photographers like to shoot close ups and details. I am one of those people:

Love.

Hell, I even put together an essay about the importance of "Details."
And for that, my favorite lens has always been the Fujinon 60mm Macro ƒ/2.4.

So you bet I was excited when I heard that Fuji was going to release not only one, but two different extension tubes. Enter the MCEX-11 (11mm) and MCEX-16 (16mm).
(Hyperlinks will take you to the lovely people at Aden Camera; they have them in stock at a special price currently!)

I've now had a chance to play with both of these on the Fuji 18mm, 35mm, and 60mm lenses and though I would share my findings by using my trusty Canon AV-1 as a model.
The order, although fairly obvious, is Lens, Lens with MCEX-11, Lens with MCEX-16.

FUJINON XF18mmF2 R

FUJINON XF35mmF1.4 R

FUJINON XF60mmF2.4 R Macro

Please note that none of this is not scientific by any means, I just want to show you the minimum focusing distance of these lenses with these new macro tubes! 

My method was getting a green focusing confirmation square on the camera; I am sure other websites out there (*cough*) will write up proper comparisons ;)

Fuji also made a very handy chart to better understand the impact of these extension tubes on all of their lenses:

Hope you enjoyed this little bit of insight!