Friday, December 3, 2010

Camera Accessories - the use of step up or step down rings

Conversion rings or step up down rings plays a vital role in a photographer arsenal. One can wisely use a conversion ring to save unnecessary investment on precious camera accessories, storage and maintenance.

Camera accessory plays an important role in photographer arsenals. Today we will discuss about a vital camera accessory i.e.; is step up or step down rings also known as Conversion Rings. Let me explain a little bit about step up & step down rings. When you buy a DSLR camera it usually allow to use compatible camera accessories by having an arrangement to screw in camera accessories in front of camera lens either by direct adoption or by using an adapter tube.

The arsenals of photographers just can not be satisfied by a standard Lens system, there are choices & requirement in terms of camera lens that adopts different size camera accessories using the same camera body.

Consider a situation, where you are having a camera lens system which Is compatible for 52mm camera accessories. You buy another lens system which is although compatible to your camera body but do not  accept 52mm camera accessories since it is compatible for 62mm, a bigger size accessory.

Does it worth to buy the whole set of camera accessory compatible to New system? The answer is "Yes" as well as "No" - the reason behind these variable answers are - a smaller size camera accessory can create vignette if size difference is more then one step, for e.g.
58mm to 55mm step down ring may work fine in compare of 58mm to 49mm - A step down ring with four steps, since decreasing the ring size will increase the inner diameter & thickness which could interrupt .

The light transmission or vision of a camera lens. However, this is not the case with step up rings. If you look for popular sizes in camera accessory, these are 52mm, 58mm, 62mm & 72mm, now days 67mm are also in demand.

Now consider a situation where you are having a camera which adopt 49mm camera accessory, you can choose to buy bigger popular size accessories let us say 58mm, by using a step up ring 49mm to 58mm you can use the 58mm accessory to a 49mm camera lens.

Consider an addition of camera lens in your collection, let say you buy a tele - wide lens which is compatible with 55mm camera accessory. One can use a Step up Ring size 55mm to 58mm to make 58mm camera accessory compatible with new camera lens having filter thread 55mm.

Consider another addition of camera lens, this time with having filter thread size 62mm, in this case you can still use 58mm camera accessory by using a step down ring size 62mm to 58mm

Thus, using step up ring or step down ring helps a photographer to save on vital accessories, save time, storage, maintenance, investment. Nowadays, it is good to have few conversion rings, the popular size are listed below.

STEP UP RINGS – SETS


Sno.
DESCRIPTION
SIZES


1

STEP UP RING
(SET OF SEVEN)
49 – 52MM
(52-55MM, 55-58MM, 58-62MM, 62-67MM, 67-72MM, 72-77MM)




49-77



2

STEP UP RING
(SET OF SEVEN)
49 – 52MM
(52-55MM, 55-58MM, 58-62MM, 62-67MM, 67-72MM, 72-77MM)



77-49
3
STEP UP & DOWN RING SET
52-58mm, 55-58mm, 62-58mm, 67-58mm

SDSUR58


STEP UP RINGS INDIVIDUAL

Sno.
DESCRIPTION
PRODUCT CODE
SIZES
1
STEP UP RING 28 – 37MM
SU 28 – 37
28 – 37MM
2
STEP UP RING 28 – 43MM
SU 28 – 43
28 – 43MM
3
STEP UP RING 28 – 46MM
SU 28 – 46
28 – 46MM
4
STEP UP RING 30 – 37MM
SU 30 – 37
30 – 37MM
5
STEP UP RING 30 – 43MM
SU 30 – 43
30 – 43MM
6
STEP UP RING 30 – 46MM
SU 30 – 46
30 – 46MM
7
STEP UP RING 30.5 – 37MM
SU 30.5 – 37
30.5 – 37MM
8
STEP UP RING 30.5 – 43MM
SU 30.5 – 43
30.5 – 43MM
9
STEP UP RING 30.5 – 46MM
SU 30.5 – 46
30.5 – 46MM
10
STEP UP RING 37 – 43MM
SU 37 – 43
37 – 43MM
11
STEP UP RING 37 – 46MM
SU 37 – 46
37 – 46MM
12
STEP UP RING 37 – 49MM
SU 37 – 49
37 – 49MM
13
STEP UP RING 37 – 52MM
SU 37 – 52
37 – 52MM
14
STEP UP RING 40.5 – 43MM
SU 40.5 – 43
40.5 – 43MM
15
STEP UP RING 40.5 – 46MM
SU 40.5 – 46
40.5 – 46MM
16
STEP UP RING 40.5 – 49MM
SU 40.5 – 49
40.5 – 49MM




STEP UP RINGS INDIVIDUAL


Sno.
DESCRIPTION
PRODUCT CODE
SIZES
17

STEP UP RING 43 – 46MM

SU43 - 46
43 – 46MM
18
STEP UP RING 43 – 49MM
SU 43 – 49
43 – 49MM
19
STEP UP RING 43 – 52MM
SU 43 – 52
43 – 52MM
20
STEP UP RING 46 – 49MM
SU 46 – 49
46 – 49MM
21
STEP UP RING 46 – 52MM
SU 46 – 52
46 – 52MM
22
STEP UP RING 46 – 55MM
SU 46 - 55
46 – 55MM
23
STEP UP RING 46 – 58MM
SU 46 – 58
46 – 58MM
24
STEP UP RING 49 – 52MM
SU 49 – 52
49 – 52MM
25
STEP UP RING 49 – 55MM
SU 49 – 55
49 – 55MM
26
STEP UP RING 49 – 58MM
SU 49 – 58
49 – 58MM
27
STEP UP RING 49 – 62MM
SU 49 – 62
49 – 62MM
28
STEP UP RING 52 – 55MM
SU 52 – 55
52 – 55MM
29
STEP UP RING 52 – 58MM
SU 52 – 58
52 – 58MM
30
STEP UP RING 52 – 62MM
SU 52 – 62
52 – 62MM
31
STEP UP RING 52 – 67MM
SU 52 – 67
52 – 67MM
32
STEP UP RING 52 – 72MM
SU 52 – 72
52 – 72MM
33
STEP UP RING 52 – 77MM
SU 52 – 77
52 – 77MM
34
STEP UP RING 55 – 58MM
SU 55 – 58
55 – 58MM
35
STEP UP RING 55 – 62MM
SU 55 – 62
55 – 62MM
36
STEP UP RING 55 – 67MM
SU 55 – 67
55 – 67MM
37
STEP UP RING 55 – 72MM
SU 55 – 72
55 – 72MM
38
STEP UP RING 55 – 77MM
SU 55 – 77
55 – 77MM
39
STEP UP RING 58 – 62MM
SU 58 – 62
58 – 62MM
40
STEP UP RING 58 – 67MM
SU 58 - 67
58 – 67MM
41
STEP UP RING 58 – 72MM
SU 58 – 72
58 – 72MM
42
STEP UP RING 58 – 77MM
SU 58 – 77
58 – 77MM
43
STEP UP RING 62 – 67MM
SU 62 – 67
62 – 67MM
44
STEP UP RING 62 – 72MM
SU 62 – 72
62 – 72MM
45
STEP UP RING 62 – 77MM
SU 62 – 77
62 – 77MM
46
STEP UP RING 67 – 72MM
SU 67 – 72
67 – 72MM
47
STEP UP RING 67 – 77MM
SU 67 – 77
67 – 77MM
48
STEP UP RING 72 – 77MM
SU 72 – 77
72 – 77MM
49
STEP UP RING 72 – 82MM
SU 72 – 82
72 – 82MM
50
STEP UP RING 77 – 82MM
SU 77 – 82
77 – 82MM
51
STEP UP RING 77 – 86MM
SU 77 – 86
77 – 86MM
52
STEP UP RING 82 – 86MM
SU 82 – 86
82 – 86MM


STEP DOWN RINGS INDIVIDUAL


Sno.
DESCRIPTION
SIZES
1
STEP DOWN RING 46 – 43MM
46 – 43MM
2
STEP DOWN RING 49 – 46MM
49 – 46MM
3
STEP DOWN RING 52 – 49MM
52 – 49MM
4
STEP DOWN RING 55 – 49MM
55 – 49MM
5
STEP DOWN RING 55 – 52MM
55 – 52MM
6
STEP DOWN RING 58 – 49MM
58 – 49MM
7
STEP DOWN RING 58 – 52MM
58 – 52MM
8
STEP DOWN RING 58 – 55MM
58 – 55MM
9
STEP DOWN RING 62 – 52MM
62 – 52MM
10
STEP DOWN RING 62 – 55MM
62 – 55MM
11
STEP DOWN RING 62 – 58MM
62 – 58MM
12
STEP DOWN RING 67 – 62MM
67 – 62MM
13
STEP DOWN RING 72 – 67MM
72 – 67MM
14
STEP DOWN RING 72 – 62MM
72 – 62MM
15
STEP DOWN RING 72 – 55MM
72 – 55MM
16
STEP DOWN RING 77 – 62MM
77 – 62MM
17
STEP DOWN RING 77 – 67MM
77 – 67MM
18
STEP DOWN RING 77 – 72MM
77 – 72MM
19
STEP DOWN RING 82 – 72MM
82 – 72MM
20
STEP DOWN RING 82 – 77MM
82 – 77MM
21
STEP DOWN RING 86 – 77MM
86 – 77MM
22
STEP DOWN RING 86 – 82MM
86 – 82MM



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