Step ting for R72

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  1. photong

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    I want to get an R72 filter for my D70s (67mm)

    But I also want to use it for my Ae1/A1 lenses (52mm)

    What is the best way to go about a step ring.

    Should I get a 67mm-52mm step down ring (I found some on Ebay)
    Or should I try for a step up ring for 52mm-67mm? (also some on Ebay)

    Which would be the least expensive?
     
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    Get the bigger filter and step it DOWN to the smaller lens. That way you will reduce the likleyhood of Vignetting.
     
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    Not step down, step up. You want to go from the 52mm TO the 67mm.
     
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    Most desriptions should tell you exactly which end is the male or female end. You want a 52mm male end, and 67mm female.
     
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    So I'm looking for a 52mm-67mm right? And this will not cause a vignette?
     
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    always step up. Stepping down causes vignetting because, well just the nature of putting a smaller ring on the front of your lens, instead of beign 67mm in diameter it would now be 52mm, so you lose that extra 15mm.

    And unless it is a really wide angle you shouldn't get vignetting.
     
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    Thank you ;)
     

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