Queston on Step up ring + 77mm circular polarizer + Hood

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by tputs001, May 9, 2010.

  1. tputs001 macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    Hi Guys,

    My question is rather simple. I want to get a 77mm circular polarizer for my Nikon 18-200mm lens which is 72mm in diameter so it can also be used with my Nikon 12-24mm wide angle lens. My question is this, if I use a step up ring for my 72mm --> 77mm, will my 77mm lens hood be able to attach onto the 18-200mm with the step up ring? I already know that the 72mm hood won't be able too. Thanks! :)

  2. flosseR macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2009
    the cold dark north
    no, it won't. the step-up ring attaches to the back of the polarizer so the front stays the same as if you would attach it to your other lenses. since you don't attach your hood to your filter, you won't be able to.

  3. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    You won't be able to use the hood but sometimes you can buy aftermarket rubber hoods that don't have a bayonet mounting but attach in a more generic fashion, and you might be able to use that.

  4. tputs001 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    awww, thank you for your responses! i appreciate it. I will probably either try to look into those rubber hoods now.

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