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Sensei52-77mm Step-Up Ring
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (25)

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    (7)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (13)
  • Video (7)
  • Travel (6)
  • Wildlife photos (6)
  • Family photos (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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4.0

IT WORKS

By CCUPPA

from CALIFORNIA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Attaching Polarizer
    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    IT WORKS AS INTENDED. DIFFICULT TO REMOVE.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Good Quality for Cheap Price

    By CameraMan2000

    from NY

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

    I got this step up ring a few weeks ago and have used it with my camera heavuly since then. It is very useful so that I only have to buy the size filter that fits my largest lens and then I can use the same filters on all my lenses, it would immediately become very expensive if I had to buy three sizes of every filter I wanted so this perfect.

    It has held up well with no visible damage over the few weeks I've had it. With the cheap price I was at first dubois about the quality compared to some of the expensive brass or alloy filter adapters but this one works perfectly allowing proper use of my lens and filter, even the polarizing filter which requires room to rotate seperately from the mounting threads works perfextly fine and I feel is completely secure.

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    5.0

    Excelente

    By Dwart59

    from Brownsville Texas

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Perfecto.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Useful but be careful

      By Jar Jar Hijinks

      from Charlottesville, VA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Video Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video

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

      They do the job, have not had a seize with these and have been using them for quite a while. I keep these on my nikkor lenses at all times as much for protection as for filter uses. I will say, if you drop a lens with these on, it will save your lens but you will have to throw out this step up ring as they will not withstand a drop of more than a foot or so before they bend like a noodle. They do their job well but aren't strong enough to withstand a spill.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Does the job

      By TN

      from Mount Rainier, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

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

      Works. No complaints.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works great.

      By bradbokeh

      from Trenton, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

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

        I used these on old Nikon AI(s) lenses to adapt a variable IRND to keep weight down with a gimbal setup. These work like a charm and are built nicely.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sep-up ring does what it is designed to

        By Photo Guy

        from Gainesville, Fl.

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          I use this step-up ring to reduce the number of filters carried in the field.

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          • No

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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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              • No

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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

                      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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