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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

The B+W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring is a step-up ring permitting the use of 77mm threaded filters on a 72mm threaded lens. The ring is constructed from black-anodized aluminum.

Material Aluminum
Size 72-77 mm

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B+W72-77mm Step-Up Ring
 
4.6

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Firm mount (48)
  • Strong construction (48)
  • Easy to use (38)
  • Compact (10)
  • Good seal (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lens protection (10)
    • Shooting outdoors (7)
    • Color correction (5)
    • Image manipulation (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (34), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (11), Enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (60)

    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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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                • 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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                  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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                    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.

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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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                        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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                              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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                                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.

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                                  • 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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                                      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

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                                      • 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

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                                                    • 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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                                                        5.0

                                                        Works great. Great construction.

                                                        By chazzzzy

                                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Firm Mount
                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Image Manipulation

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

                                                          I need to stop my Canon 85mm 1.2L UMS II lens down for video.. and I have a polarizing filter at 77mm and it works great adapting the filter to the 72mm of the Canon lens.

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                                                          4.0

                                                          As advertised

                                                          By John

                                                          from Atlanta, GA

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Firm Mount
                                                          • Good Seal

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Lens Protection

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

                                                            Works as advertised.

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                                                            • No

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                                                            5.0

                                                            both rings works verywell

                                                            By pete

                                                            from peotone il

                                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Compact
                                                            • Firm Mount
                                                            • Good Seal
                                                            • Strong Construction

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Lens Protection

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

                                                              can use onmore lens keep the cost down

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                                                              • No

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