How to convert a Tele converter to an Extension Tube

Vivtar Teleconverter as - AF Extension Tube 26mm

I had an old vivitar autofocus 2X Tele converter in film days. As the digital era started it turned out that these converters can generate worst kind of image, so it went out of service. But why not through away the inner glass element of this converter and turn it into an extension tube. So I removed all the glass component and covered the shiny aspects with black felt found in the opening of good old film canister. Now I have a fully functional AF Extension Tube. Which works perfectly with my Nikons. And it’s solid too. I have been using it for a long time and it has become a permanent part of my macro setup.

Vivitar 2X Tele-converter

How to convert a Tele converter to an Extension Tube

How to convert a Tele converter to an Extension Tube

Vivitar Tele-converter as Extension Tube in use


About Author

Junaed is a Doctor by profession who started photography back in 1992. From film days to digital he is regarded as a talented Photographer. He regularly appears as a guest lecturer at various Photographic clubs & institutes.


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