step up rings question ...

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  1. jnanian

    jnanian Advertiser Advertiser

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    hi

    i had a macro set that i used for years and somehow i misplaced it :sad:
    i do have a handle on a replacement set though, it is a 72mm set. i know i will need step up rings ... but i worry about vignetting.

    is vignetting an issue when you use step up rings ? i will be stacking a bunch of them to go from 49mm to 72 ...

    thanks in advance!

    john
     
  2. Nick Zentena

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    Maybe on a wide angle lens. But if you're going from 49mm to 72mm it shouldn't be an issue. At worse you could get a single ring.
     
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    Probably not, unless you have a real wide angle lens. You will probably only need one or two rings, not a bunch.
     
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    Not likely; Using a step-down ring is more dangerous.
     
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    Exactly, Ed. Going from a 72 lens and choling the light through a 49 filter would a be a nice portrait of vignette.
     
  6. jnanian

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    thank you all for your help!
    john