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    Hi everybody, i am new to this forum and as well as photography. I got a Pentax Optio MX for a quite a few months now and I am still trying to fully maximizing its ability.

    I was wondering if I should invest in a Step-Up Ring as my MX is a 37mm. I thought of getting a step-up ring from 37mm to 52mm as most filters are larger than 37mm. Will there be any vignetting?

    Please advice. Thank you very much.

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    There should not be any vignetting problem for 37-52mm step-up.

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    Hi i am new too. And would like to ask if there are such thing as Step-Down ring? Because i am using S5500, my thread is 55mm while the more commonly used lens are normally 52mm. So does a 55 - 52mm Step-Down ring exists? Thank you.

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    There are step-down rings. As to whether there is a step-down ring from 55-52mm, you would need to check with the retailers. There is a greater chance for vignetting problems with step-down rings though.

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    Ok thanks. Just for your opinion, do you think its necessary to get a 55-52mm step down ring?

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    I depends on the type of camera you are using. If you have a point and shoot digicam with a fixed thread of 55mm, then might as well just get 55mm. The price difference between 52 & 55mm is very slight. with a 52mm filter on a 55mm thread, you might get vignetting at wide angle end of zoom or when a thick filter like a circular polariser or close-up filter is used.

    If you have a DSLR, it might be better to get a bigger filter as your future lens might need it. It is always better to step up to a larger filter than step down to a smaller one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belano
    Ok thanks. Just for your opinion, do you think its necessary to get a 55-52mm step down ring?
    Why not get a step up ring.55-58mm.That's what I'm using for my S5000.
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    Oh icic. Thanks for that. Its a good point. I do know much about such things as i just newly bought my S5500.
    Why not get a step up ring.55-58mm.That's what I'm using for my S5000.
    So LazerLordz, are you using any TCon or WCon lens? And how much do you pay for that step up ring? Thanks.

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    hi, belano i got a step-up ring for $10 at a shop. i cant say every place will cost d same...

    i dun think brand is an issue here anyway. i dun think i'll spend 2 much on tt.
    if costs 2 much den i wont even buy liao...

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    Oh thats quite cheap. So where is exactly the shop that you gotten it? Its a 55-58 step up ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belano
    Oh icic. Thanks for that. Its a good point. I do know much about such things as i just newly bought my S5500.
    So LazerLordz, are you using any TCon or WCon lens? And how much do you pay for that step up ring? Thanks.

    I got my step-up ring at CP.9 bucks.

    my WCON is Raydawn, some obscure brand but I'd suggest you buy the Olympus WCON and TCON.Better optical quality.
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    mine's a 72-77mm step-up. i got it from a shop in people's Park Centre, unit 01-44.

    i think CP is more centrelized oso....

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    ???

    i tot step-up ring got no glass de? shouldn't it b jus a hollow metal ring w/ lense threads of 2 diff sizes?

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