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Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring - 52mm Thread

You Pay: $35.00

Enables you to mount a 52mm front thread lens in reverse on the PB-6 bellows or Nikon cameras, greatly increasing the macro reproduction range capabilities.

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NikonBR-2A Lens Reversing Ring
 
4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

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    (27)

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    (10)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (30)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Reliable (19)
  • Improves product function (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (20), Semi-professional (9), Professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Excellent Accessory!

By Alan

from Prescott, AZ

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

    The ring is extremely well built and solid. It's as easy to take off as the lens itself and makes shooting macros easy! I use it with a 50 mm f/1.4 and love it! I have already recommended it my friends.

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    5.0

    Worth the Money

    By dicksharpshooter

    from Chatham, Illinois

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

      Could have bought a cheaper reversing ring, but the maching on the Nikon ring is excellent -- something that is needed when mounting the lens and the camera body

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works beautifully

      By MikeL

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

        OK so this is bit "old school" in the current auto-everything world, but this does exactly what I need.

        It fits snugly on both sides, is weel designed and finely machined.

        If you need/want it, buy it.

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        5.0

        I like it

        By Danny

        from Huntsville, AL

        Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

        The design seems quite durable. It's heavier than I thought it would be - being that it's not made of cheap plastic. Works well. It goes onto my D300 easily and fits on lenses with 52mm thread. I do have a warning about this accessory: make sure that you have a lens with a manual aperture. If you don't, you will be looking through a completely black eyepiece because the aperture goes to its highest fstop choking out all light.

        Other than that enjoy your macro shooting!

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        5.0

        Reverse your lenses now

        By Efren Camilo

        from Mexico

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

          Just great. You can achieve great macro shots with this. Is better to use it with manual lenses to have full control over the aperture and focus. I use it whit a 35-70 Nikkor zoom form a FM10 kit.

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          5.0

          Perfect

          By TW Photography

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Semi-Professional

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

            I reverse my 50mm f1.8 on a set of extension tubes with this. I have no problems, it's build quality is great, nice a sturdy.

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            5.0

            Works Great!

            By Migue

            from Dallas Texas

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

              Great product. Made my 18-55 Kit lens into a pretty good macro lens.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Poor (wo)mans macro

              By Abby

              from SF bay, Ca

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                Having wanted to dabble in macro photography but not having the spare cash flow to invest in good glass, this was the next best thing. While you lose focusing features you would have with a macro lens, a few adjustments in your approach and you can still turn out a decent photo. I paired it with my nifty fifty and have been quite pleased. Worth every penny saved.

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                5.0

                Well made product

                By Graeme C

                from Ottawa, ONT

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                  This is a well made product, as you would expect from Nikon. The ring is substantial, much more robust than the plastic equivalent. I'm sure I'll still be using it many years from now. I'm using it to reverse mount a Pentax 35-70mm fully manual zoom lens on my Nikon DSLR. The lens is a legacy from my film SLR days. This is a great way to keep this lens in action.

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                  5.0

                  Simple and powerful

                  By RM

                  from Berkeley CA

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                    I use the product for extreme close up work. Using a 28mm Nikon prime you can get over 2x magnification, easy 1 to 1 with 50 mm prime. It only works for lenses between 20 and 60mm (with 52mm filter). A focusing rail is a must. Beautiful little piece of precisely machined metal. Very useful I would recommend it.

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                    5.0

                    I love it

                    By Devo

                    from Chicago, IL

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                      Before I would hold my lens in place with my hand and would get varying results. This reversing ring makes macro simple and affordable.
                      And the metal is far more durable than the strippable plastic rings.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Reverse shots

                      By Chief

                      from nyc

                      About Me Professional

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                      Use in reverse with lenses which have 52mm thread.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Not as good as a micro

                      By robosolo

                      from Canaan, NY

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                      The reversing ring worked as advertised but I would only use it in a pinch. I mounted it on an old unused 50mm Nikkor. You must place the reversed lens very close to the subject. Then you don't focus anything but instead move the camera body back and forth until sharp focus is achieved. A tripod is almost a must. However, it does give decent micro shots and saves the weight of carrying around a real micro lens. Also, get the Nikon BR3 filter adapter for 52mm threads or its equivalent for other lens sizes.

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                      5.0

                      Solidly made and so useful - A great buy

                      By Ed

                      from Boston

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                        This small adapter is a must for Macro Photogtaphy. I use primarily on my 24 mm lens.

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                        4.0

                        Great buy

                        By UMB

                        from Pakistan

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                          This works beautifully on my D40 and 35mm f/1.8 prime Nikkor. And the close-up one gets is better than a 1:1 dedicated macro lens, IMHO. For what it costs, its a no brainer for anyone who wants to try macro photography.

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                          5.0

                          Great

                          By Mark S

                          from Boston, MA

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                                Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                                Very nicely made.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Does what it's supposed to

                                By Chippy569

                                from Houghton, MI

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                                  use it to flip my 50mm/1.8 around. It does what it's supposed to. A bit expensive for a metal ring, perhaps, but I find the threads on the filter-side are much better than the plastic rings other brands sell.

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                                  5.0

                                  WOW !

                                  By Ducky

                                  from Chesapeake Beach,Md

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography

                                    Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                                    I've always liked to get up close and personal with photo subjects,and now it's so simple.Put a 55/200mm on backwards and the detail is incredible.I love this thing.

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice addition

                                    By Randy

                                    from Alpharetta, Ga.

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                                      Nice, easy, inexpensive way to explore macro. Used with my 18-55mm mostly, works nice.

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                                      4.0

                                      It is what it is

                                      By Nicole

                                      from Ohio

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Nikon BR-2A Lens Reversing Ring:

                                          No comparison to an actual macro lens but, it does the trick.

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