It’s going to be quick because, well, this does one thing – gives a 52mm lens 58mm threads. Quick and simple, and it seems to do the job well. I’ve threaded pretty much anything I could think of onto it that I have – lens covers, lens hoods, filters of many types, etc.
For $3.99 you can’t go wrong. Hey, it’s a piece of aluminum – it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg as long as the threads are good quality, which they seem to be.
Some reviewers on Amazon mentioned uneven finishes, and plastic construction; neither of which this one has. I wonder if perhaps other size conversions might be plastic.
This one black anodized aluminum (I assume, it’s very light) and the machining on the threads are even, cut well and precisely, at both ends. It easily screwed into the front threads of my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens (you can read my review of this lens here), which has the 52mm threads on the front of the lens, with no play or looseness. Same with the accessories I screwed into the other end of the adapter. No problems whatsoever.
Plus it provides a little extra protection on the end of my lens, especially for the short little Canon EF 50mm lens.
Of course you don’t want to get right on it and screw it down real tight, whether it’s a cheaper ring like this or an expensive one.
The shipping itself was quick, and it came in a padded envelope. The shipping was free, I might add. Seldom the case for a company selling through Amazon.
There’s also a bonus lens cloth seems of seemingly good quality, a welcome addition always. In fact, it’s quite nice. ‘Magic Fiber’ was the brand name shown on the cleaning cloth.
I probably will order more from this company, Goja, maybe to adapt to other lenses in the future or perhaps some filters. They have quite a few items.