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General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler - For Mounting Lenses of 52mm & 58mm Face to Face

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Designed to allow the photographer to face two lenses together, via male-to-male couplers, enabling high quality macro images. It will work by reversing a standard lens to the front of a telephoto lens.

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General Brand52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male)
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Durable (18)
  • Compact (7)
  • Improves function (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (15)
    • Macro (6)
    • Wildlife (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (5), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    5:1 macro's made easy

    this product is screwed into the filter ends of two lenses in order to attach the lenses face to face. im using it to attach a 50mm prime to a 250mm that is attached...Read complete review

    this product is screwed into the filter ends of two lenses in order to attach the lenses face to face. im using it to attach a 50mm prime to a 250mm that is attached to the camera, and it gives me about 5:1 macro ability. If you've got two lenses like this, this macro coupler gives you super macro ability at a bargain. Just make sure to check your filter sizes on the lenses you are buying this for and make sure to get the right size.

    i have no complaints about this coupler - that being said my only complaint is in the technique itself. it requires you to be very close to your subject and your DoF is almost non existent.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Love the products

    I think if your a begginer in photography.......Great start for macro shots but i would go with the 60mm macro lens.....excellent.

    I think if your a begginer in photography.......Great start for macro shots but i would go with the 60mm macro lens.....excellent.

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    4.0

    Well made

    By PhotoMom

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Inexpensive
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro

      Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

      I bought this to play around with macro photography without making a big investment. I still have my old Canon SLR with its 50mm lens as well as a Canon DSLR with a nice 50mm lens. The filter sizes are 52mm and 58mm respectively. I've used this a few times experimentally and it does work - obviously not as well as a macro lens! The coupler is very well machined and fit the filter threads of both lenses perfectly.

      Recommended if you happen to own multiple lenses and want to experiment with macro photography.

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      2.0

      Not very satisfied

      By Kris

      from Findlay, OH

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

          This is a male to male coupler used to attach two lense face to face for macro photography. It screws in on the filter treads of both lenses. 52 mm side fits right but the 58mm side is a little too tight. It soes not screw in correctly the first time. I have to go at it atleast 3 times to get it right. Its very easy to force it and damage the lens treads in the process. Not very happy with the product.

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          5.0

          The only solution for coupling lenses

          By Farshid

          from Toronto

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

              Solid and simple to use. Affordable tool for head to head coupling lenses for extreme macro.

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              5.0

              Functions as Intended

              By MikeT

              from McKinney, Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Reversal Macro

                Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                Not much more to say than the headline.
                This coupler allows you to mate two lenses by the filter threads to enable lens reversal macro photography (threads on one lens 52mm, the other 58mm).

                Great: much less expensive than a dedicated macro lens; mix and match your existing lenses.

                Not so great: the lens reversal macro technique is something of a kludge, and you do not have any active control of the reversed lens.

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                5.0

                Inexpensive Macro

                By Mike

                from Charlotte, NC

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                  If your not sure that you want to purchase an expensive Macro lens but want to try it out. You need a 50mm prime lens and a lens with 100mm zoom to use a reverse stacked lens. For the price this is a great alternative to an expensive lens to see if its something you enjoy shooting.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
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                  5.0

                  Great Buy!

                  By Joe

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • F-stop Must Be Set Manual
                  • No autofocus

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro

                  Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                  Amazing, cheap price for macro photography. Was able to reverse mount my canon 50mm f/1.8 prime to my kit lens and get amazing macro photographs. Highly reccomended for those who don't want to shell out hundreds for a macro lens.

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                  5.0

                  simple solution

                  By Greg

                  from summerville, SC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                      This simple coupler works fine for macro above 1:1 with the right two lenses. Use of prime lenses is best, with a wide angle in front of a telephoto. A tripod is almost essential with the magnifications you will have. A flash is also helpful

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Awesome product

                      By MrCong

                      from San Jose

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                        I use this to connect my 52mm to 58mm, i dont see other place to buy it which is crazy. Thanks BH

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                        5.0

                        better than taping lenses together

                        By astrogeekwannabe

                        from marengo il

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                          easy to attach 50mm to kit lens and 70-300mm. frames 4mm with 300mm f/l used a ruler to measure. really zooms up nice. cheapest way to get 5.45x life size

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Does the job

                          By Bob

                          from Harrisonburg, VA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Super-Macro

                            Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                            Works well, solid.

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                            5.0

                            I'd buy this product again

                            By patlann

                            from West Seneca, NY

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                I use the 52-58mm coupler to connect a Canon f/2.8 100mm macro L to an f/2.8 Canon EFs 60mm lens. The coupler is metal and it's very strong. I showed the coupler to a fellow photographer and he immediatly ordered one for himself.

                                You can't beat the price, and B&H always has them in stock.

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                                5.0

                                Better than expected

                                By Robinson Crusoe

                                from Melbourne, FL

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro

                                  Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                  I used the product reverse mounting a 50 mm f/1.8 and a 55-250. It feels safe, and amazing results for a very cheap macro solution. Attached a couple of photos to give an idea.

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                                  5.0

                                  52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler

                                  By jgonzalez

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macros

                                  Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                  I'm new to photography, so I bought this to try macro shots before spending money on a dedicated macro lens. Works great! Attached my 55-300mm lens to the camera, then attached my 18-55mm with the coupler to the 300m lens. I was able to get nice macro shots of salt & pepper.

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                                  5.0

                                  Buy it

                                  By That kid Jake

                                  from Buffalo ny

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                      Everyone should grab one of these even if it's just to use on a rainy day. It's metal it laces on smoothly and gives you a chance to experiment with macro before spending a ton of money on a dedicated macro lens

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                                      5.0

                                      Works Perfectly

                                      By Colin

                                      from Milwaukee, WI

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro

                                        Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                        Does exactly what I needed it to. In my case, I can have my Nikon 50/1.8G mounted on my camera, screw on this ring, and then screw on my reversed Nikon 50/1.8 Series E. Allows for macro photography (high reproduction ratio) for super cheap.

                                        Made out of metal, appears to be painted black, not sure how that coating will hold up, but it screws on fine right now! I'd highly recommend!

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                                        5.0

                                        Does the job just fine

                                        By Rich

                                        from Las Vegas, Nevada

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Very close macro shots

                                          Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                          Use to stack 50mm on 100mm macro lens.
                                          Works just as advertised.
                                          Haven't found anything I don't lke about it..

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                                          5.0

                                          Does the Job

                                          By [@]

                                          from BC, Canada

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Macro Photography

                                            Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                            Does what it says. Crazy close macro!!

                                            Ring doesn't seem to stick as much as filters or step-up/down rings.

                                            Awesome.

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                                            5.0

                                            Works Great

                                            By richdelb

                                            from Algonquin, Il

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Reliable Operation
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Macro

                                              Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                              I expected this coupler to be plastic. It's metal, so it's a LOT stronger than I expected it to be. Works just as described. I use it on my 100mm f2.8 to mate my 50mm f1.8II to it. If I calculate correctly, this gives me 3:1 magnification.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great inexpensive way to do Macro

                                              By Jorge

                                              from FL

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                                                Cons

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                                                    Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                                    I selected this product as a an inexpensive way to get into macro photography. I have a 50mm and a 70-300mm lenses, and by putting the 50mm reversed with this ring on top of the zoom lens I get less than 0.9:1 magnification which is huge for the price paid.
                                                    The ring holds securely both lenses and lets them operate as one.
                                                    Great product for the price.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    coupler completes camera

                                                    By steve

                                                    from Canterbury, Ct.

                                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Reliable Operation
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                    • None

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Home
                                                    • Travel

                                                    Comments about General Brand 52mm to 58mm Macro Coupler (Male to Male):

                                                    expand usee of my camera gear recently purchased at B&H

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