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Sensei58-77mm Step-Up Ring
 
4.8

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Compact (18)
  • Durable (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (16)
  • Travel (10)
  • Video (8)
  • Shooting outdoors (6)
  • Weddings (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (3), Tech savvy (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cheap price, great quality

I follow the famous Dave Dugdale from Learning DSLR Video on Youtube and pretty much trust his opinion enough to purchase alot of the gear he recommends. He reviewed some step-up rings (a cheaper...Read complete review

I follow the famous Dave Dugdale from Learning DSLR Video on Youtube and pretty much trust his opinion enough to purchase alot of the gear he recommends. He reviewed some step-up rings (a cheaper one, and a more expensive one) and commented that the cheaper one made a "grinding" type sound when he used it and that his ND filter got stuck to it, requiring some table tapping to separate the two. Knowing Dave is the Man, I was faced with a moral dilemma. I was second guessing the cheaper rings. In the end I thought, what the hey, let's give them a shot. Worst case, they aren't what I expected and I haven't lost much $$$ - I can just order another set of the more expensive rings the next time I purchase from BHPV.

Turns out, these little step-up rings are pretty darn good. I purchased 2 of them to use with my 77mm Tiffen variable ND (which is awesome, by the way) and they have performed flawlessly. No binding at all, and they go on / come off very easily. The trick here, in my opinion, is not over-tightening the ring to the lens, and the filter to the ring. Just tighten it enough so that you can adjust the ND filter without the base moving.

I say you go for the cheaper rings - while I haven't tried the more expensive ones, these Sensei rings are great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

For [@]bucks, what more could you ask for

The ring got stuck on my ND filter, and the staff at B&H could not even remove it. I guess I screwed it on a bit too tight. My advice, if...Read complete review

The ring got stuck on my ND filter, and the staff at B&H could not even remove it. I guess I screwed it on a bit too tight. My advice, if you buy this, is to leave some slack when screwing it on, and just be careful when using the filter.

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5.0

Price is cheap but the quality is not

By KeruFromPeru

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

      bought a 77mm ND and polarizers filter for my lenses, I use this adapter ring for all my 58mm ring sized lenses. works great!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect accessory

      By Altafbusal

      from New York

      Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

      I had a 77mm expensive filter but recently bought a lens with 58mm thread, instead of buying new expensive lens, this thing save me a lots of money.

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      5.0

      Does exactly what it should

      By Roger

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Saves Money

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

        needed to use my 77mm filters on my 58mm lens and this worked exactly as it should. Price was right as well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sturdy and inexpensive

        By Guy

        from Kansas City, MO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

          I own several of these rings in various sizes and they have held up well, threads and all. I use them to get a consistent thread size on all my lenses to attach a variable ND for video work. I am just adding to the collection.

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          5.0

          Good product

          By Milan

          from NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

              Works well, as described.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Functional and inexpensive.

              By Traveling Matt

              from St Louis, Missouri, USA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                  Works the way it should, and a great value for the price - this step-up ring is so inexpensive that if it gets damaged or misplaced, it's cheap and easy to replace. Recommended.

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                  5.0

                  Inexpensive, but functional

                  By Scotty

                  from Scottsville, KY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                  I am using this to adapt a B+W polarizer to my Canon 100mm Macro lens. It works just fine and seems to be of good quality. I have had no trouble with cross-threading or binding, though I am careful not to screw anything down too tightly.

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                  4.0

                  Works

                  By SASHA

                  from TORONTO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                  Does the job, but it could be better. I use it with a circular polarizer and it gets stiff when i'm turning it in certain areas. However, the product is good enough for my purposes.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Does what it's suppose to do

                  By DCS

                  from NYC

                  Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                  Does what it's suppose to do. Saves a lot of money over having to buy multiple filters at different sizes.

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                  5.0

                  Works Great

                  By SolarBump

                  from Mission Viejo, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                  Does everything I needed it too!

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                  5.0

                  Nice practical piece of gear

                  By Simon

                  from Bogota, Colombia

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                    Nice little piece of gear that allows me to use the same ND and polarizer filters on different lenses. Practical and lightweight. Just what I needed for versatility.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Value

                    By Sky looker

                    from Pacific Northwest

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                      Works great!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fits great

                      By Pat

                      from Media, Pa

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                        Fit my 77mm filter to my 58mm lens perfectly. Sturdy with no issues.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works!

                        By AT Hikder

                        from Planet Earth

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                            Good value. Works as it should. Saves from having to purchase smaller ND filters. Be careful threading it on lens so you don't cross-thread.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            It Works

                            By MJC

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                It does exactly what I need it to do. I kind of wish I would have gone for the "pro" version with the grip-able edge, but I saved a lot of money with this version.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Versatility incarnate!

                                By Tony Zap

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                    Instead of buying different fader filters, I can just use my largest one on all of them!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Value

                                    By Norm12

                                    from Nebraska

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                      Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                      It does what it is suppose to for a lesser cost than others like it.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Does the job!

                                      By dbuddphoto

                                      from Denver, CO

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                        Picked this up to use my 77 Polarizer on my Fuji X-E2. Definitely lighter weight threads, so you just have to be careful.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Good and cheap

                                        By Piotr

                                        from NY

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                        It works and is cheap.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Step Up Ring

                                        By VT

                                        from VA

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Sensei 58-77mm Step-Up Ring:

                                            Exactly as expected. Seems durable.

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                                            • No

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