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Good but too expensive
As everybody knows, B+W products are very good. This one is very good, but it is too expensive for what it is. I like german products (I used to work for Germany), they are of very high quality, but again, this one is too expensive. I also bought a standard no-name (or Adorama) adapter for 3 times less money, and they're virtually the same. I would've expected the B+W adapter to be a little heavier, which would made me believe it's made of a better alloy. But it's not. Not to say the Adorama...View full Review
As everybody knows, B+W products are very good. This one is very good, but it is too expensive for what it is. I like german products (I used to work for Germany), they are of very high quality, but again, this one is too expensive. I also bought a standard no-name (or Adorama) adapter for 3 times less money, and they're virtually the same. I would've expected the B+W adapter to be a little heavier, which would made me believe it's made of a better alloy. But it's not. Not to say the Adorama one, is thinner!!! :) The ONLY really good thing about the B+W adapter is the black coating which is very-very matte and very light-absorbing. Absolutely no reflection. But still, I don't think this pays for almost 3 times the money. Do you care if this adapter comes in a nice plastic box with a fine double layer foam inside, and all this in a shiny cardboard nicely cut and printed? If yes, buy it and make sure you'll attach the box to the adapter. Otherwise, I suggest you look at similar products before buying this one. Update: I mounted a Hoya Pro1 UV filter on this adapter, and there it is. Forever! I guess I need either special tools or special prayers before separating them.
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 27 customers
Works great. Well made. Shipping with usps and ups combo not so good
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.
it is ferfect for my 77mm filter.thanks
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!
First of all, don't forget to order another 77mm lens cap! The obvious use for this adapter is to put your 77mm filters on your 72mm lens (like my Nikon 18-200mm zoom), and then you'll realize that you need a 77mm lens cap for your former 72mm lens. Adorama, please put a note in the product description to this effect... I'm sure there are a lot more dummies like me out there. This is a very high-quality adapter (typical of B+W, I would say), but for some reason my Nikon 77mm circular polarizer was somewhat difficult to remove. A couple of tiny dabs of silicone lube solved the problem very easily, and now everything is as smooth as silk.