I recently ordered a reverse ring and turn out i ordered a wrong one. My camera is 7100 but i ordered D700 from ebay, i bet it won't be exchange but can i order something else to put it on my lens, so it make use for reverse ring 72mm for D700 use for my D7100?


The reversing ring such as the BR2A (Nikon, B&H) have a Nikon F mount on one side and a thread that matches the front of a camera lens on the other.

Nikon doesn't make any 72mm or 67mm reverse rings though you can find it from third parties (72mm for example).

I will point out that lenses that use a 72mm (or 67mm) thread are not likely good candidates for using as a reversed lens. These are likely either zoom lenses or very wide. They are not likely designed to take the weight of the lens on the filter thread.

You would likely be much better off with the BR2A from above and a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D lens. The D is important because it still has the f/stop ring and so you can manually stop down the lens. With lenses that don't have the f/stop ring (G lenses) you will find that you cannot change the f/stop on the lens after you have removed it from the camera.

  • So I bought the wrong reverse ring? – localhost May 9 '15 at 15:58
  • @Nofel If your lens doesn't use a 72mm thread, you bought the wrong reverse ring. I personally would be rather hesitant to use a lens that takes a 72mm thread (or 67mm) reversed because of the stresses placed on the filter ring with a heavier lens the filter size implies. – user13451 May 9 '15 at 16:08
  • So now i bough wrong one, should i buy a size down ring to mount the reserve ring? – localhost May 9 '15 at 23:22
  • @Nofel what lens are you trying to reverse mount? – user13451 May 9 '15 at 23:33
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    @Nofel you have a 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6. At 50mm, its about an f/4. The 50mm f/1.8 will let in about 10x more light. This means when you're looking at taking a shot at 1/6th of a second with the zoom, you can handhold it at 1/60th with the 50mm f/1.8. This also gives you a shallower depth of field (useful for portraiture). I've got from 17-400 covered in zooms (17-35, 24-70, 80-400). I also carry a some combination of 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm and 135mm depending on what I want to do (the 105mm is a macro lens). Primes and zooms have different utility - they aren't redundant. – user13451 May 9 '15 at 23:57

Your camera model doesn't matter. All you need is a Nikon mount reverse ring with the correct size filter threads.

What size is the filter thread on your lens?

  • The nikon site says 67mm thread. – localhost May 9 '15 at 13:01
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    Please don't use answers to request additional information, use comments for that. – John Cavan May 9 '15 at 19:04

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