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General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter)

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General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter)

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This adapter enables a filter with an attachment size of 52mm to be used with a lens with an attachment size of 58mm.

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General Brand58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter)
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Firm mount (17)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Compact (13)
  • Good seal (9)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (5)
    • Artwork (3)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Lens protection (3)
    • UV protection (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Inexpensive alternative

    I bought this step-down ring for my Canon PowerShot S3is camera. It allows me to re-use my Raynos .48x Wide-Angle adapter lens.

    I expected a plastic solution and was pleasantly surprised...Read complete review

    I bought this step-down ring for my Canon PowerShot S3is camera. It allows me to re-use my Raynos .48x Wide-Angle adapter lens.

    I expected a plastic solution and was pleasantly surprised to find this is a solid metal part. The construction would easily handle the weight of the wide-angle adapter.

    The plastic lens hood adapter of the S3is has a tendancy to "grab" any filter I screw into it. This adapter is no exception. What this adapter could use is a knurled edge to simplify removal from my camera.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Idea but.......

    I purchased two step down rings in an attempt to use filters that I had from another camera. I went from a 58mm to a 52mm. They fit my new Canon T1i well,...Read complete review

    I purchased two step down rings in an attempt to use filters that I had from another camera. I went from a 58mm to a 52mm. They fit my new Canon T1i well, but you could see the edge of the lens filter ring when the lens was zoomed all the way out. If you can live with this, it's a great way to save $$ by not having to purchase new filters. I did eventually purchase the correct size filters for my camera, and choose not to use the step down rings.

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    5.0

    Good step down ring

    By Bob in Western MA

    from Western MA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Convenient
    • Well made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Convenient
      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

      Good quality and relatively inexpensive. I previously bought a less expensive step down ring which was thinner with fewer threads on the lens side resulting in the ring mis-aligning and jamming when removing. This ring has mnore threads and doesn't have that problem.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Great handy tool

      By Haris Rao

      from Islamabad, Pakistan

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

        it cuts the border because of larger ring size.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Step-Down Ring

        By Pete

        from Southern New Jersey

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

          This item works exactly as advertised. No negative comments.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          58mm end is too tightly threaded

          By sbszine

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Inaccurate Ring Size
          • Poor Quality Threads

          Best Uses

            Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

            I bought this for use with the Olympus 75 / 1.8 portrait prime. There was no vignetting on that lens, which is great, but it was very difficult to unscrew the ring after use. I suspect it may have damaged the plastic thread on the lens also. It could be the fault of the lens rather than the ring, but I wouldn't chance it. The 52mm end is fine.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very happy with this adapter ring!

            By WeeBGB

            from Arizona

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Firm Mount
            • Good Seal
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation
              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

              When I bought my new Canon Rebel T2i, I didn't buy a kit, so I could save some money. I had a lot of the "extras" already from years ago, and this little ring saved me lots more money by making it possible to use all of my other filters I had collected over the years. Everything I had was too small for the lens on the Canon, so I am very grateful that this adapter ring was available. Thanks, Canon! I'm a happy "Snapper"! :O)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter

              By Private Vacation Rental Homes in FL

              from Englewood, FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • Adapt to filters lenses
              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

              Fit okay to Canon camera, filters & wide angle lense we had, no problems as of yet.We will be taking new photos of the vacation rental homes we offer.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Saved buying a filter

              By Big Bear Tommy

              from Big Bear City, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Extreme close up

                Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                I bought this so that I could use my B+W closeup lens +10 on my Nikon D5100. It works great and no vignetting noticed.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Does what it was made to do

                By Tee the Nature Photographer

                from Lebanon, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Firm Mount
                • Good Seal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                  The 58 mm - 52 mm step-down ring does exactly what it is suppose to do successfully.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works as advertised

                  By Wyatt

                  from Lancaster, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Filter Adapting

                    Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                    I bought this to adapt my 52 mm ND filters to a 58mm dia 80-210mm Tamron lens. The fit is great and it properly steps down the 58mm to 52 mm. As a plus side, it doesn't cause any vignetting on this lens even with a ND filter attached.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Just what I needed

                    By Big Rafa

                    from Pittsburg Ca.

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                        Good fit ,

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works great

                        By Mark T

                        from Bowling Green, KY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Good Seal
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adapting add-on lenses

                          Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                          I use this to fit the Ranox DCR-371 to my to the Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens that came with my Canon EOS XSi. It's very well made. I would recommend it as an essential accessory to any lens with a 58mm filter thread used in combination with any 52mm filter or add-on lens.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By Boston Photographer

                          from Boston, MA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                          Works fine, just as expected

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                          4.0

                          perfect fit

                          By KMH2610

                          from Seabrook, NH

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Good Seal
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Color Correction
                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                            I needed to use all my filters so I bought these step down rings , Excellent craftsmanship,[...]

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Good Idea but.......

                            By Reg

                            from New York

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Firm Mount
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                                I purchased two step down rings in an attempt to use filters that I had from another camera. I went from a 58mm to a 52mm. They fit my new Canon T1i well, but you could see the edge of the lens filter ring when the lens was zoomed all the way out. If you can live with this, it's a great way to save $$ by not having to purchase new filters. I did eventually purchase the correct size filters for my camera, and choose not to use the step down rings.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                 
                                4.0

                                Step-Down Rings

                                By Athoskat

                                from Sparks,NV

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                                  I use these to adapt smaller Novoflex Macro flash bracket to my larger lens.

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                                  5.0

                                  A money saver!

                                  By NexxuSix

                                  from Rochelle, IL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Firm Mount
                                  • Good Seal
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                                    I had an older 52mm Hoya R72 Infrared filter I bought back in 1983, and I wanted to use with my brand new Olypus E-420, but it was too small for the Olympus 58mm lens.

                                    This adapter was a good find in B&H's abundant inventory of camera accessories. The adapter is quality made, with a black finish. It threaded right onto the camera, and the filter threaded right into the adapter. This opened up a whole new world of Infrared photography for me, by allowing me to use an old filter on a new camera.

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                                    5.0

                                    Exactly what I needed

                                    By Using1Chopstick

                                    from Toledo Ohio

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Firm Mount
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artwork
                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                                      i have been looking for this piece for a while, and couldn't find it in any stores near me. i am very happy with my purchase and will definately consider you in the future.

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                                      4.0

                                      MAKES ALL MY FILTERS INTERCHANGEABLE

                                      By RFLEMN

                                      from FLORIDA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • EASY ON AND OFF
                                      • Firm Mount

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                                          I USE THIS PRODUCT SO I CAN USE ALL MY FILTERS ON THIS PARTICULAR LENS ...ALL MY OTHER LENSES ARE 52MM.....GREAT IDEA...THANKS
                                          NOW I CAN PROTECT MY LENS WITH THIS ADAPTER AND A CLEAR FILTER

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                                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great product

                                          By Nick

                                          from Chula Vista, CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Firm Mount
                                          • Good Seal
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                                              Made of metal and works great. Would definitely buy from this company again!

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                                              5.0

                                              Perfect fit [...]

                                              By DepDog

                                              from Lincoln, NE

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Firm Mount
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Lens Protection

                                                Comments about General Brand 58mm-52mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter):

                                                This was perfect for using my specialty filters needed in crime scene photography.

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