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B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring

B&H # BWSUR7277 MFR # 65-041214
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Product Highlights

  • Use 77mm Filters on 72mm Lens
  • Knurled Sides for Firmer Grip
  • Anodized Aluminum Construction

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The B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring permits the use of 77mm threaded filters on lenses with 72mm filter threads. It features a lightweight, aluminum-alloy construction that has a corrosion-resistant, black anodized finish for durability. This step-up ring has side knurlings to provide a more textured grip when mounting or removing it from a lens.

Size 72-77 mm
Thickness 5 mm
Material Aluminum alloy
Knurling Side
B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    B+W72-77mm Step-Up Ring
     
    4.6

    (based on 88 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (67)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Firm mount (48)
    • Strong construction (48)
    • Easy to use (40)
    • Compact (11)
    • Good seal (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (10)
      • Shooting outdoors (7)
      • Color correction (5)
      • Image manipulation (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (34), Semi-pro photographer (18), Pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (4), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (61)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent Ring

      I use the B+W 72mm to 77mm step up ring on an older Nikon lens. I have lots of 77mm filters and I don't want to invest in a bunch of new filters. ...Read complete review

      I use the B+W 72mm to 77mm step up ring on an older Nikon lens. I have lots of 77mm filters and I don't want to invest in a bunch of new filters. This step up ring does what I need it to do.

      The construction is good, no snags or burrs. The finish is smooth and makes putting it on and taking it off easier. The threads are clean cut. I add a drop of anti-seize compound on the threads to prevent the rings from galling just in case.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Decent but Expensive

      Adequate, but Pricey

      I had been using Fotodiox adapter rings and have had quiet a bit of trouble with the threads jamming. From all the comments I'd seen related to that...Read complete review

      Adequate, but Pricey

      I had been using Fotodiox adapter rings and have had quiet a bit of trouble with the threads jamming. From all the comments I'd seen related to that issue it seemed the reasons were low quality construction and aluminum composition. Reviews of the B+H rings seem universally good, and one reviewer even said it was due to their brass construction.

      So I decided to switch to B+W Step up rings because of their brass construction figuring that brass is less likely to bind than is aluminum and that using the same metal for both filter and ring eliminates the problem of dissimilar metals (some of my filters are B+H and eventually all non-B+H filters will be replaced).

      When the rings arrived I noticed they were very light and appeared almost indistinguishable from my Fotodiox rings. At that point I wrote to B+W to verify the metal used since it isn't specifically stated in the product descriptions even in the B+H web catalogue. I was told that they are made of aluminum.

      I used my 72 to 77 mm step up ring yesterday for the first time, being careful to tighten it only to the point that it will not unscrew itself. But no matter, at the end of the shoot, I had to resort to filter wrenches to separate the B+H ring from my Hoya HMC filter. Not an auspicious beginning.

      So, I give the rings only 3 stars. They do the job, but thus far not any better than other aluminum filter rings costing less than 1/3 as much.

      For the price of these filters, I think they should have been brass. Had I known they were aluminum I wouldn't have bought them. In the future I'll be more careful to verify specs before I order.

      Perhaps my first experience was a fluke and future use will be without incident. If that happens, I'll come back and update this review

      Reviewed by 88 customers

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      5.0

      What you'd expect

      By Half-Pro

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

          I use this to fit the Light Craft Variable ND on my canon 15-85mm.
          Works Like it should, no issuses!

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          4.0

          Could use some way of gripping on to

          By JMOLY

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Underwater
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

          I love these steppe right because the materials they use to make them are very durable but I have never figured out why they don't design them in an octagon shape instead of a circle. It would be much easier to get a grip on it if it was designed like a bolt. Otherwise, its a great piece.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Construction is good.

          By Win Tun

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

          Looks like this item is constructed with aluminum, which is good compared to plastic. I wish it will be better if constructed with Brass.

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          5.0

          the ring is better quality

          By buddy

          from gadsden alabama usa

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Audio Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

            the b & w is a better quality than that of the tiffin rings and works very smooth

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            2.0

            Not knurley...

            By Steven Barall

            from New York City

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Nice Black Finish

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Not Knurled As Advertised

            Best Uses

              Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

              Hello, I bought this ring today and I was excited because of the knurling along the edge. Woo woo!!! Getting a smooth ring off of a filter is nearly impossible without the help of NASA and the Army Corps of Engineers and maybe Cirque du Soleil.So here's the problem, the knurling is only present on the very edge of the ring almost on the top, the part that ends up touching the filter itself. You can not get a grip on it to save your life. It is really just another smooth ring. If it was actually knurled they wouldn't have a place to print all of the product info!The good news is that the surface inside the ring, the part that the filter is covering is a nice flat finish as to lessen light reflecting here and there. This is good because I have the other really inexpensive ring and it has a slightly glossy surface there.For the money I'm not sure it's worth it. I would not buy another one but will I return this one? Well, it will cost me $ to ride the subway back and forth and then there is my time so I'll probably just suck it up and be miserable with it. At the next Photo Expo I'll stand around and complain to the manufacturer until they give me a free hat.I expect better from BW. For another $ you can get a brass ring with proper knurling.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Paid extra for subtile differences.

              By Ron in NYC

              from NYC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                    The Sensei 72-77mm Step-Up Ring works just as well. I have one of these as well in a different size. Even so, I prefer the finish and knurling on the B+W. Perhaps it is a bit silly to knowingly pay four times as much for such little differences.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    B+W great quality Step-Up Ring

                    By Robert A.

                    from Las Vegas, NV

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                      Super lightweight step-up ring. Great quality.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Well made with good threads

                      By CraigD

                      from Ladson, SC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                        This step-up ring is well made and includes accurately cut threads. I don't have any problems attaching it to my old and new Nikon lenses. It also don't have any problems removing the Hoya variable ND filter (HOVD77) and the Hoya clear filter (HOPE77).

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Durable and Easy To Use

                        By Mike

                        from Canyon Lake, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction
                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                          With the high cost of quality filters, I can't afford to own a set of filters (ND, Polarizing, etc.) for each of my lenses. Instead, I purchase and use B+W step up rings to allow use of larger filters with smaller lens fitting diameters. Using step up (instead of step down) rings ensures that the lens will be completely covered by the adapted filter. B+W rings are consistent in quality, durability, and usefulness.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Nice took to manage filter expenses

                          By mk

                          from Santa Moncia, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                              In the end it will help to manage cost of our little hobby and reduce the number of filters you'll need to carry.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              worth the extra $$ over cheap ones

                              By maxwellduryea

                              from albuquerque

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Anodized
                              • Firm Mount
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Nd And Filters

                              Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                              anodized black is much better than powder coated
                              ever had a filter or step-up ring get stuck? probably due to poor quality in threads

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Polarizer filter always stuck !!!

                              By marcduf

                              from Quebec, Qc, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                    DO NOT BUY !
                                    I hate this ! Everytime I put my 77m circular polarizer on it, even if I screw it smooth, it gets stuck on the step-up filter !!! So hard to separate them from each other. Will by a polarizer with a 72mm diameter instead.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Use your largest ND filter on all lenses

                                    By Chicago Canon

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Firm Mount

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                      You don't need an ND filter for every lens. Just get step up rings to use your largest threaded filter on smaller lenses. I wish I'd known this idea when my lens count went beyond 1 ... Metal on metal is the way to go with the B+W models.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Essential Ring

                                      By bmwpr30

                                      from Suffolk, VA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Polarizer And Nd Filters

                                        Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                        Bought a Nikon 135mm f/2 and needed a step-up ring to use my 77mm filters (polarizer and ND). Good quality. Always trust B+W products.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Step Up!!

                                        By KristopherBuck

                                        from Memphis, TN

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Firm Mount
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                            Lets me use 77mm on everything (with the other steps I own), allowing one set of filtration or polarization. I will stack a 72mm CPL with this ring and a ND4 and not polarize to get an additional stop over just the ND4. B+W all around minus the CPL (Nikon). Tight, but great rings.

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                                            • No

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                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Decent but Expensive

                                            By Alaskan Mariner

                                            from Anchorage, Alaska

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                            • Jams

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Lens Protection

                                            Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                            Adequate, but Pricey

                                            I had been using Fotodiox adapter rings and have had quiet a bit of trouble with the threads jamming. From all the comments I'd seen related to that issue it seemed the reasons were low quality construction and aluminum composition. Reviews of the B+H rings seem universally good, and one reviewer even said it was due to their brass construction.

                                            So I decided to switch to B+W Step up rings because of their brass construction figuring that brass is less likely to bind than is aluminum and that using the same metal for both filter and ring eliminates the problem of dissimilar metals (some of my filters are B+H and eventually all non-B+H filters will be replaced).

                                            When the rings arrived I noticed they were very light and appeared almost indistinguishable from my Fotodiox rings. At that point I wrote to B+W to verify the metal used since it isn't specifically stated in the product descriptions even in the B+H web catalogue. I was told that they are made of aluminum.

                                            I used my 72 to 77 mm step up ring yesterday for the first time, being careful to tighten it only to the point that it will not unscrew itself. But no matter, at the end of the shoot, I had to resort to filter wrenches to separate the B+H ring from my Hoya HMC filter. Not an auspicious beginning.

                                            So, I give the rings only 3 stars. They do the job, but thus far not any better than other aluminum filter rings costing less than 1/3 as much.

                                            For the price of these filters, I think they should have been brass. Had I known they were aluminum I wouldn't have bought them. In the future I'll be more careful to verify specs before I order.

                                            Perhaps my first experience was a fluke and future use will be without incident. If that happens, I'll come back and update this review

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Great step up ring

                                            By Sunny

                                            from Ashburn

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                                  Good quality.
                                                  Hard to remove the filter from the ring. difficult to use a hood with the ring on. The hood will have to be mounted prior to mounting the ring. Once the hood is mounted, it is hard to attach the ring and the 77mm filter however..

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Works perfectly

                                                  By Han

                                                  from St Louis, MO

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Firm Mount
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                                      What more can I say? Very high quality as expected from B+W.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      a must have and b+w had good reviews

                                                      By rasmataz

                                                      from rohnert park,ca

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Compact
                                                      • Firm Mount

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                                          seems like good construction

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No

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                                                          5.0

                                                          perfect solution

                                                          By Jerry S

                                                          from Wayne, NJ

                                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Firm Mount
                                                          • Strong Construction

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                                              I had a Nikon 77mm polarizer from a previous lens and now I can use it with my new 24-85mm zoom lens
                                                              and it solves the problem of vignetting also. You should purchase a 77mm lens cap for when not in use.
                                                              B&W quality is the best. I wouldn't use anything else.

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