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Sensei58-77mm Step-Up Ring
 
4.8

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Compact (17)
  • Durable (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (16)
  • Travel (10)
  • Video (8)
  • Shooting outdoors (6)
  • Weddings (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (9), 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

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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      • No

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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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                                        5.0

                                        Works great

                                        By Sushi

                                        from Fort Lauderdale

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            This inexpensive tool allows you to use a 77mm circular filter on a 58mm lens. Good build, threads easily, and saves you lots of money in the long run.

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                                            • No

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