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    Default 77mm filters on a 52mm lens

    I am wondering if there any side effect or unintended effects from using a 77mm filter on a much smaller lens say 52 or 55mm in diameter.

    at the moment, already have 2 sets of filters ( almost similar in quantity and variety) for my 62mm lens and a 77mm for my upcomming 18-200vr. Hence, wondering if i can hopefuly use the 77mm filter without any big issues on smaller lens.

    Types of filters, i think would not have big issues,
    cpl, uv, colored filters,

    types of filters that i m not sure
    multi-image filters, star filters, soft diffuser,

    anyone have any experience on this?

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    Default Re: 77mm filters on a 52mm lens

    To adapt a bigger diameter filter on a smaller diameter lense filter mount, you can use a step-down ring, in ur case, 77->52mm or 77->55mm step-down ring.

    The only down side is that you probably cant attach your lense hood, if there's any for your lense.

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    Default Re: 77mm filters on a 52mm lens

    yup thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ23 View Post
    To adapt a bigger diameter filter on a smaller diameter lense filter mount, you can use a step-down ring, in ur case, 77->52mm or 77->55mm step-down ring.

    The only down side is that you probably cant attach your lense hood, if there's any for your lense.
    Sorry,
    I tot it should be step-up ring, since the filter size is bigger than the dia of the len.
    Step-down ring is for filter size smaller than the dia of len?

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    Quote Originally Posted by recluse View Post
    Sorry,
    I tot it should be step-up ring, since the filter size is bigger than the dia of the len.
    Step-down ring is for filter size smaller than the dia of len?
    Yes, you are right. It should be a step up ring. But I think 52-77mm ring is not common.
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    Default Re: 77mm filters on a 52mm lens

    Quote Originally Posted by recluse View Post
    Sorry,
    I tot it should be step-up ring, since the filter size is bigger than the dia of the len.
    Step-down ring is for filter size smaller than the dia of len?
    Hmm... you are right.

    It's always from LENSE FILTER mount to FILTER.

    So to put a 77mm filter to 52mm filter mount, one requires a STEP-UP ring of 52mm->77mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    Yes, you are right. It should be a step up ring. But I think 52-77mm ring is not common.
    Aye, it's not common in Singapore, some common get arounds are 52->62mm or 52->72mm, then 72-77mm.

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