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Sensei52-77mm Step-Up Ring
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Compact (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Video (4)
    • Wildlife photos (4)
    • Family photos (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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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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      4.0

      Beats buying more lenses

      By regi

      from Bronx, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                      Verified Reviewer

                      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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                          • No

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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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                            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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                                        5.0

                                        wonderful

                                        By marie

                                        from wisconsin

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            Nice and sturdy. Convenient. I purchased a step-up ring so I could use my 77mm polarizer on my other lenses instead of having to buy a polarizer for each lens. Easy to use, best little product.

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                                            5.0

                                            Works as expected

                                            By Dave Viola

                                            from New York

                                            About Me Photo Enthusist

                                            Verified Buyer

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                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  Simple adapter does what I expected it to. Pleased with purchase.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Good Product

                                                  By Arcanethesis

                                                  from Sebring, FL

                                                  Verified Buyer

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

                                                  Simple Good Product

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Worth the price

                                                  By LBloom

                                                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Shooting Outdoors

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

                                                      Product was less expensive than others from other web sites, but it works just fine. Great way to use larger filters with smaller diameter lenses.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Fine

                                                      By Bob

                                                      from NJ

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Use

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          I was worried about the low price on these but I wanted five different rings to use on a 77mm Hoya R72 that I picked up used. The sensei rings are working fine so far with no complaints. I won't be putting a lot of use to them so I think they'll last.

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                                                          • No

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