Helicon FB Tube – Compatibility tests

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Helicon FB Tube is compatible with most of modern Canon and Nikon camera models and AF lenses with built-in motor.

Please find below list of lenses which were tested for compatibility:

Camera type Lens Step at f8 Supported configurations: Tested by
Nikon Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro 36 Helicon Soft
Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G Macro 80 7 users 
Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 57 Helicon Soft
Nikon Nikkor 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED Michael P.
Nikon Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED 2 users 
Nikon Nikkor 70-200 (@200mm) f/2.8G 20 2 users 
Nikon Nikkor 70-200 (@70mm) f/2.8G 30 2 users 
Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G Casper V.
Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G Casper V.
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2,8-4E Aubrey S.
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 40mm f/2.8 Macro 45 J. Engl
Canon Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro Dimitri G.
Canon Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM Patrick Z.
Canon Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM William B.
Canon Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Jean Pierre K.
Canon Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L 15 all 2 users 
Canon Canon EF 28-135mm f 3.5-5.6 USM IS Jaroslav T.
Canon Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM 21 all 12 users 
Canon Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro 24 2 users 
Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Anthony L.
Canon Canon EF 50mm f/2.5L Macro 60 all 3 users 
Canon Canon EF 17-40mm (@40mm) f/4L 40 all 2 users 
Canon Canon EF 17-40mm (@28mm) f/4L 80 all 2 users 
Canon Canon EF 24-105 (@105mm) f/4L 40 all 2 users 
Canon Canon EF 24-105 (@50mm) f/4L 80 all 2 users 
Canon Canon EF 70-200 (@200mm) f/2.8L 57 all 2 users 
Canon Canon EF 70-200 (@70) f/2.8L 286 all 2 users 
Canon Canon EF 100-400 mm (@400mm) f/4.5-5.6 7 all 4 users 
Canon Canon EF 100-400 mm (@100mm) f/4.5-5.6 36 all 4 users 
Canon Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG Anthony L.
Canon Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Kai B.
Canon Sigma 180mm f/2.8 5 1,3 2 users 
Canon Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di macro 1:1 3 users 
Canon Tamron AF 180/3.5 SP Di LD Juhani P.
Canon Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100mm f/2.8 Alexandr Slutsky

 

 

Please note that Helicon FB Tube is only compatible with lenses with built-in motor. Lenses without built-in motor, including Nikon old AF lenses and D series lenses, are not supported.

 

Camera Comments Tested by
Nikon D3300 Casper V.
Nikon D40x Casper V.
Nikon D500 2 users 
Nikon D5500 Helicon Soft
Nikon D610 Jose B.
Nikon D700 Incompatible Michel D.
Nikon D7100 J. Engl
Nikon D7200 Jeffrey R.
Nikon D750 Cole G.
Nikon D800 3 users 
Nikon D800E Helicon Soft
Nikon D810 6 users 
Canon 1D X mark II 7fps only Mark T.
Canon 1D Mark IV William B.
Canon 100D Dimitri G.
Canon 5D Mark II 3 users 
Canon 5D Mark III 2 users 
Canon 5D Mark IV 6 users 
Canon 5DS R 4 users 
Canon 550D 2 users 
Canon 6D 3 users 
Canon 7D 2 users 
Canon 70D John P.
Canon 760D Dimitri G.
Canon 80D Jürgen F.
Canon EOS M with the Canon EF-M mount adapter William B.
Canon EOS M3 with the Canon EF-M mount adapter William B.

 

This is a non-exhaustive list of supported lenses and cameras. The list above includes those that have been tested and is updated once we receive compatibility confirmation. However, we do not anticipate any issues with most of other modern Canon and Nikon camera models and AF lenses with built-in motor.