I got extension tubes last year and here are some examples of the photo’s taken with them. Had heard that there were problem using them, The only problem I had was getting close enough with my 18 – 200 “walk around” lens. Overcoming that problem only meant that I had to understand what the extension tubes did. Here it explains it a lot better than I can. – http://digital-photography-school.com/extension-tubes-close-up-photography-lesson-2. Once I figured that out, I shot some things on the table and was pleased with the results. Pears, closeup The stitching on my Acer tablet portfolio and the button taken with extension tubes.