Most Liked Positive Review
What you pay for, you get. It's as simple as that. This is a very well constructed brass step-up ring, perfect for putting on some of Nikon's oddly-sized lenses, like the 18-200VR to step up to normal, pro filter sizes like 77mm. I've got a Heliopan UV filter mounted to mine, and I have no trouble separating them whatsoever. I can't recommend this step-up ring enough.
Most Liked Negative Review
Locks up with Filters
I bought this and used it with the 77mm Nikon cir pol filter and I couldnt separate them when I wanted to take it apart. I Tried it with a Hoya ND filter and same thing even though I tried to keep it loose. I am afraid to attach anything to it because it takes forever to get them apart.
Reviewed by 23 customers
Does exactly what it's supposed to. Thin enough not to vignette on my 18-200mm DX lens at 18mm.
Having this step up ring enables me to use one set of filters with my Nikon lenses. Definitely the way to go to keep equipment costs and weight to a minimum.
quality construction threads are sturdy
BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS ADAPTER RING. This adapter ring does an excellent job at adapting a filter to your lens with a short stack height; however, this thin construction has a significant consequence - filters easily get stuck on this adapter ring. I connected a Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer HD Hardened Glass 8-layer Multi-Coated Filter to this adapter and on the second time, the filter is permanently stuck on this adapter ring. I have tried several methods to separate the items to no avail (i.e. filter wrenches, etc.) I knew not to over completely tighten any filter to this ring and careful to not cross thread filters; however, this did not stop a filter to get frozen on this adapter. There are several other cheaper adapters that are a much easier to use and more reliable. I would STRONGLY suggest buying a different adapter ring such as a Promaster adapter ring.
This is a great product if you have lenses with different size threads and you cannot afford to buy filters for all your lenses. With this product, you only need to buy screw-in filters for your largest lenses, then use this step-down ring to adapt them to smaller threads. The threads are really fine, so be careful to ensure that you dont cross thread it. Other than that, no other special considerations.
Use this every day without problem. Would not buy anything cheaper and risk damage to lens or filters.
I was easily able to swap a filter from a 77mm lens to a 72mm lens. The only thing that worries me is that the adapter ring doesn't feel very solid; I am afraid that I might accidentally crack it in half some day if I squeeze it too tightly. It currently does its job well and I'm pleased with the purchase!
Threads are good, they neever cross. Solid mount. But, it eassyly gets stuck when trying to remove a polarizing or ND filter, you have to tap it on the side to get it loose. The problem is that the side grip extends to the front and it would not let go the larger filter attached.
With the step-up adapter I am able to buy one size of filter instead of multiple filters to fit each lens.
Allows me to use my filters and ExpoDisk on my other lenses. Works great! Saved me a chunk of change on new filters.