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Sensei52-77mm Step-Up Ring
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Family photos (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • Video (4)
    • Wildlife photos (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

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    5.0

    Low cost and works

    By Caleb

    from Dallas

    Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

    Cheap and works. Can't ask for more than that.

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    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Nov

    from PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Build quality
    • Compact
    • Compatibility
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

        Great step-up ring. Works perfectly with my 77mm Tiffen variable ND filter and my Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX lens. Great build quality and easy to use.

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        5.0

        Beats buying filter sets for all lenses

        By Bernard H.

        from Montreal, QC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

          Must have in every photographers kit.
          Unless you need to constantly changes lenses on the fly and in a hurry, this kind of item can save you lots of money, by not having to buy a filter (other than UV and/or polarizer) for each lens that you use.

          For example, I enjoy close up photography, I bought a close up filter kit for my lens with the largest diameter, and step up rings for all of my smaller lenses. Saving quite a bit of money, space and weight in the bag.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works great

          By Jake

          from Hawaii

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

          It works and is cheap.

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          5.0

          Working as intended

          By Tom

          from Santa Barbara, CA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

              It's a step-up ring, not much that can go wrong. I got it for my CPL and it is working as intended. It's made from metal and not from plastic. No difficulties unscrewing the step-up ring from the camera thread or the filter from the ring.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Deal for the $$$$

              By Dar

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Good quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                Stable, good quality, metal. It works, no more, no less. No fancy features. Just a good, quality, piece for the $$$ spent.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Beats buying more lenses

                By regi

                from Bronx, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Inexpensive
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                  Adapts 77mm variable ND filter to my many 52mm lenses

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Does the job

                  By wilsonphoto

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                    I have several of these step up rings. I use the Singh Ray Vari - NDuo filters. They are 77mm and thses rings allow me to use them on several different lenses

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                    5.0

                    Does it's job

                    By ZWinters

                    from Washington State

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                        Works like it should. Smoothly accepts my B+W polarizer at attaches it to my 50mm Nikon (with 52mm filter threads). Good price, recommended!
                        Also, nice and lightweight!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        On the money

                        By Bill

                        from Annapolis, MD

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                            Used to step up from my smaller diameter lenses to 77mm. Accurate threads male and female. Like any filter attachement caremust be used when starting the thread onto the lens.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            It works!

                            By Mike

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                Inexpensive and does what it's supposed to. What more can you ask for?

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Choice for the Price

                                By Will.i.am

                                from Los Angeles

                                Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                Great item it's not only affordable but also built to last. If your looking for quality and affordability this is the one. Can't go wrong with Sensei it's my first time making this purchase and I made a great choice. It's metal and it will last it works great like the description says it does.

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                                4.0

                                Good product

                                By ToxicTabasco

                                from NV

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                  I use this on two 52mm lens. Great tool for minimizing the amount of filters you carry.

                                  The good:
                                  1) I can utilize my 77mm Circular Polarizer and a 77mm ND filter on any of my 52mm lenses and even stack the two filters without vignetting.

                                  2) It works well on the wide angle so I don't have my fingers blocking out the view while turning the CPL filter adjustment ring. And it cuts out any vignetting on the wide angle zoom.

                                  HOWEVER... The down side:
                                  1) you will need a 77mm screw on lens hood if you want to shade out glare. Those pedal types that attach to the outer barrel of the 52mm lens will not fit around the huge 77mm filter and step-up ring.

                                  2) If you stack a polarizer it will likely get stuck on the adapter ring or other filter you use. So a pair of filter wrenches are essential so you don't force or bend the soft alloy step-up adapter ring or the filter when they get stuck.

                                  So, if you already have good 52mm filters and don't want the hassle of messing with stuck filters, and the additional process of screwing on a after market lens hood to the filter, this product would be just be a waste of your time.

                                  However, if you want to use your 77mm filters, and don't mind the extra steps involved in attaching the adapter step-up ring, and screw on aftermarket lens hood, this product may be for you. Also, if you want to explore variations of filter stacking without vignetting, this product may be for you.

                                  I only recommend this product to those that are willing to deal with the bad to get results for the good.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good ring

                                  By Illinois photographer

                                  from Central Illinois

                                  Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                  Does what it's suppose to

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                                  5.0

                                  Works like it should

                                  By reidcreative

                                  from Portland, OR

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Fit

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                    Good price, and good fit. I use this to go from my Nikon 24mm 2.8 Ai-S to a 77mm Tiffen Variable ND and it does the trick.

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                                    5.0

                                    Definitely a Step Up.

                                    By The Caribou Cowboy

                                    from Alberta, Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Audio

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                    Tastefully presented in an unassuming satin black, don't let the modest appearance put you off. Beneath the surface is a powerhouse of function and usefulness. Not only does it attach flawlessly to a 52mm lens thread but it also allows you to mount 77mm filters with ease. That is definitely a step up.

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for the price

                                    By Fred F

                                    from Fremont, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                      Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                      I need to use my 77mm filter on 52mm fix lenses. This is just perfect for the price. It works perfectly for me.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works fine

                                      By Aspenleaf

                                      from Boulder County, Colorado

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                        This was a low cost solution to be able to use my larger filters on lenses that have a smaller filter size. It works well for that purpose.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Gets the job done

                                        By August Dexter

                                        from Waltham, MA

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                              Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                              The threads don't feel perfectly smooth on either side, so use it very gently. Other than that, it does what it's supposed to do, and you can't ask for much more than that.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Works How it Should

                                              By thomas2384

                                              from Minneapolis, MN

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Sensei 52-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                                  This works perfect. I only wanted to buy one set of filters, so I needed a few of these to use them on all my lens. Easy to put on. Sometimes I put the filter on too tight, and it's hard to remove without taking the Step-up ring off as well. I don't know if there is any way to avoid this. The problem happens with my graduated filter and polarizer. When I turn them, it tightens the filter to the ring. Saves me a ton on filters.

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