How to Find the Lens Diameter of a Camera Lens

When buying filters or lens caps you need to know the diameter of your lens. But you don’t need to break out a ruler. You just need to know the code. And once you know what to look for, it’s easy. Includes lens filter size charts for major brands.

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If you’re looking to buy filters, lens caps, or lens hoods, you need to know the diameter of your lens. But you don’t need to break out a ruler. You just need to know the code.

Lens Diameter vs Focal Length vs Aperture

The lens diameter isn’t the same thing as saying a 50mm lens or a 70-200mm lens–that’s the focal length. If you have a DSLR lens with a focal length of 50mm, it doesn’t mean you’d use a 50mm filter–they’re referring to two different measurements.

Nor does it have anything to do with aperture settings like f/1.8 or f/5.6. That denotes the size of the opening to let light in.

Lens diameter is the physical measurement of the diameter of the front-most part of the lens. With DSLR lenses, it’s often threaded to allow filters and lens hoods to screw in. On mirrorless and Micro Four Thirds lenses, some have threads for filters, and some don’t.

There’s no set standard lens diameter size, but there are some common sizes for the diameter of DSLR lenses: 43mm, 49mm, 52mm, 44mm, 58mm, 62mm, 68mm, 72mm, and 77mm. And, in general, you need the right size for your lens–a 72mm filter won’t fit on a lens with a 77mm lens diameter (you can sometimes use an adapter, but that introduces other problems).

How to Find the Lens Diameter

But so long as you know what to look for, it’s usually easy to find out the lens diameter because it’s often printed right there on the lens. It might not be easy to spot because, on some lenses, it’s etched into the plastic or metal without any color added, so it’s not always easy to see. But there’s a good chance it’s there. It’s one of the few standards that camera manufacturers stick to. So whether it’s a Nikon lens, a Canon lens, a Sigma lens, or so on, the lens diameter is marked in the same way.

There’s a code, but it’s a simple one. And once you know what to look for, it’s easy.

What you’re looking for is something using the geometric symbol for diameter: ø. For once, it’s a logical symbol–a circle with a line across the diameter.

So, for example, if you see ø52, the lens has a diameter of 52mm, so you’d look for a 52mm filter. Or if you see ø77 it’s a 77mm diameter. And so on.

Lens Diameter Examples

Here are some examples of what you’re looking for. In these cases, it’s clearly marked in white text. Some manufacturers aren’t quite so considerate, though; sometimes, you have to look for lightly etched numbers. Sometimes it’s on the outside of the lens, and sometimes it’s just inside the rim.

Occasionally a lens won’t have it marked, in which case your best bet is either trial and error or trying to track down a copy of the user manual or lens specs on the manufacturer’s website (or try the lens filter size charts below). There are also lenses that don’t have filter threads and don’t conform to the common diameter sizes. I find that these most often crop up on cameras with fixed lenses, and in those cases, there’s often a dedicated non-standard lens cap or filter attachment that’s sold as a spare part for that specific camera.

But here are some practical examples where the lens diameter is marked.

This one takes 72mm filters.

Lens Diameter Example

And this one takes 58mm filters.

Lens Diameter Example

If Your Lens Doesn’t Have the Lens Diameter Marked

Some lenses don’t have the lens diameter marked on them. In those cases, it’s time to break out a ruler with millimeters marked on it. Or, better yet, some calipers.

What you want to measure is the distance across the widest part of the lens (i.e., going through the middle of the circle), starting from the inside rim of the threaded area on one side to the inside rim of the thread on the other side. That then provides the maximum diameter of a filter that will screw into that thread.

Because it’s a rather imprecise way of doing it, here are some common diameters used in DSLR lenses (all are in millimeters)–your best bet is to try to pick the most logical closest size.

  • 37, 39, 40, 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 60, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 86, 95.

Of those, the ones between 49mm and 77mm tend to be most common for DSLR lenses. Sizes smaller than that tend to be on smaller cameras. If you end up with a measurement for a size that you can’t find a filter for, chances are the measurement is a touch off. The major filter manufacturers don’t make a 50mm filter size, for example, so in that case, you’re probably actually after a 49mm filter.

If Your Lens Doesn’t Have a Filter Thread

Most DSLR lenses have filter threads, but not all of them. Some lenses, especially on the cheap end of the market, just aren’t designed for them. But even very expensive specialty lenses can lack a filter thread. Some of them, like extreme wide-angles or fisheyes, often have a very curved front element that doesn’t allow a flat filter. Others, like very long telephoto lenses, might have a very large front element that makes a filter impractical. In some cases, they’ll take filters on the other end of the lens at the mount point with what is known as a rear-mounted filter. They’re typically dedicated filters for that particular lens. And these same lenses often have their own lens cap or cover that goes over the end.

If your lens doesn’t have that option and you still want to use filters, a filter holder system like the Cokin filter system is worth looking into. Some of the holders still attach to a lens’s filter thread, but some can be mounted on the outside of a lens. They hold larger glass or polycarbonate filters in place. These filters are often rectangular or square. While they’re less convenient and more cumbersome to use, they’re especially popular for landscape photographers who have the luxury of very deliberate shooting, in part because you can stack multiple filters for different effects, you can get very high-quality filters with a huge range of different types and effects, and the design is especially well-suited to being able to precisely align graduated neutral-density filters (to darken a bright sky, for example).

Things to Watch For

There are a few things to bear in mind when buying screw-in filters for lenses.

  • While the threads are mostly quite standardized, it is possible to come across outliers with a slightly modified thread. It’s also possible to damage the thread from over-tightening the filter. Plastic threads are especially vulnerable to damage, but some lenses also use a softer metal that is quite easy to damage.
  • A common issue with adding screw-in filters is getting vignetting at the corners and edges of the frame. It’s especially likely when stacking two or more filters on top of each other, so it’s often a good idea to keep the number of stacked filters to a minimum. With wide-angle lenses, slim-profile polarizer filters can be a good option to reduce the risk of vignetting.
  • Screw-in filters don’t always work well with lens hoods. That’s especially true of circular polarizers, where you need to rotate the filter to get the proper polarizing effect.
  • Many filters have a coating applied to reduce glare.

Lens Filter Size Charts

I’ve compiled some lens filter size charts, starting with some of the most commonly used and current lenses. You can find the corresponding chart here:

Things Worth Knowing About Lens Diameter

Does the diameter of a lens matter?

The larger the opening, the more light that can enter, and the larger the lens elements that can be used internally. Those can potentially contribute to better optical quality, with potentially less light fall-off at the edges (vignetting) and potentially sharper images at wide apertures. You’ll notice in the tables at the links above that the more expensive “pro-level” lenses tend to have larger lens diameters than less-expensive consumer versions at the same focal lengths.

But there’s a reason I keep saying “potentially,” and that’s because you can’t tell the quality of a lens from its lens diameter. There are many other aspects that contribute to a lens’s quality, including its optical design, the type and quality of the glass, and the manufacturing precision.

Wide-angle and long telephoto lenses also tend to have larger lens diameters, the former to allow a wider perspective of the scene and the latter to allow in more light.

A further complication is that lenses are designed for particular types of camera sensors. Because full-frame sensors are obviously larger than cropped APS-C sensors, the lenses that are designed for full-frame cameras tend to have larger lens diameters than their equivalents designed to go on cropped-sensor bodies. Lenses for smaller sensors, like Micro Four Thirds, are typically smaller still.

So, in short, yes, the diameter of a lens does matter in the sense that it’s an important part of the optical design of a lens. But you can’t look at the lens diameter and determine the quality of a lens, and it’s not really a spec that is worth factoring into the decision on which to buy.

What size filter will fit my lens?

The first thing to determine is whether your lens has a filter thread on the front. While many lenses do, there are also more than a few that don’t.

If your lens has a filter thread, you’ll need to find out the lens diameter. In many cases, it’s marked some on the barrel of the lens itself with the ø followed by a number. That refers to millimeters. So ø58, for instance, would mean it will take 58mm screw-in filters.

If your lens doesn’t have a filter thread, it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no way to use a filter. In some cases, a filter mount system might be a good option (there’s more about those above). In a few cases, the camera manufacturer might have released a dedicated filter to attach to the lens/camera combination (GoPro cameras are a good example of this because they use a non-standard lens port).

How do you remove a filter that’s stuck on a lens?

Sometimes filters can become stuck on a lens. It might be screwed on too tightly, or salt spray or grit might be jammed in the filter thread. And because the filters are so thin, there’s often not much opportunity to get a good grip with your bare hands. Especially if your hands are cold or wet (or both), which is common in landscape photography.

Two quick options are to use a clean cloth to try to get a better grip. I find that a rubber band wrapped around the filter works even better.

If you find yourself putting filters on and off a lot, you can also get inexpensive filter wrenches that offer an elegant solution that has the benefit of reducing the risk of getting fingerprints on the filter or lens’s front element. They’re especially useful when your hands are cold or wet.

85 thoughts on “How to Find the Lens Diameter of a Camera Lens”

  1. Hello,
    I have a Canon PowerShot SX420 IS camera. The thread diameter is not printed on the lens, even though it does have threads. It seems really stupid that Canon makes a camera with a threaded lens, but no filter or rubber hood for it. I really want a rubber hood for it, but they seem really hard to find. When I measured the lens I found it to be 40.5 mm. But then I found my Dad’s old Minolta 110 SLR, and it has a 40.5 mm lens. The hood does not fit on my camera. It was a bit too small. That’s when I re-measured mine, and found that it’s actually 41.5 mm. But in the mean time I had ordered a 40.5 mm hood on Ebay. But now I know it won’t fit. So I’m looking for suggestions of what to do. A rubber hood would be really helpful. I had one on my old AE-1 Program SLR, and it helped a lot in certain situations.
    Thanks.

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  2. I haven’t used that camera, but from the information on the official website, it appears to have a fixed zoom lens. In other words, it’s not an interchangeable lens camera and you can’t simply attach another standard lens onto it. The 24mm refers to a wide-angle focal length. When you zoom in, you can zoom in 25x magnification, which translates as 600mm focal length (so the 25x and 600mm are referring to much the same thing). The good news, though, is that that is an extraordinarily broad zoom range that will cover a very wide range of uses.

    EDIT: So I just realized you were asking about filters rather than traditional lenses. That camera doesn’t appear to have a filter tread on the lens, so you won’t be able to use a standard threaded filter. There’s really no good off-the-shelf options aside from somewhat complicated DIY solutions or adding a universal adapter (though I have no idea whether that model will fit your camera and its method of zooming). Depending the type of filter you want to use and how seriously, you could even just hold a filter in front of the glass–not an ideal solution, by any means, but it can work.

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  3. I just bought a camera for a gift, a Kodak PIXPRO AZ252, and know nothing about cameras. I’m looking to find a lens that would work with it, but am confused. The lens says 25xwide, but also says directly after that 24-600 mm. So what type of lens should I be looking for? What mm?

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  4. I am new to the DSLR world and was recently gifted a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The lens that comes with the body is EF 24-105mm f/4. The lens itself says 50mm, but the lens filter that’s currently on it says 58mm. Would I stick with 58mm lens filters for this lens?

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    • Hi, Carolyn. I’m not all that familiar with Canon’s offerings, but as far as I can tell there have been a couple of generations of EF 24-105mm f/4 lenses. There’s the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and the newer EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM. Both of those take 77mm filters, according to the official Canon specs. I haven’t been able to find mention of a version that uses 50mm or 58mm lenses, although they’d be less common sizes for a lens of this type, which I’d normally expect to be more in the 77mm range.

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  5. The lens cover for my Fuji S8350 42x Super EBC Fujinon lens broke so I want to get a replacement. Unfortunately the size is not listed anywhere on the camera and it is not in the camera manual and the camera does not have a thread. So, I tried to measure and wan’t sure where to put the measurement. Should it be across the inner section of the lens, the first rim after the glass piece? If so, then it is a 49mm requirement. The glass section is only 39 mm across so I know that cannot be the correct answer. Thank you!

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    • I’m not familiar with that camera, but some vendors seem to sell replacement lens caps listed specifically for it, like this one. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to include the diameter either, so I’m not sure if it’s a dedicated lens cap or (more likely) a generic one. In general, the measurement is inside the thread where the filter would screw into.

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  6. I have a D3300 Nikon that came with a Nikon DX 18-35 lens. I bought a wide angle lens online that said it fitted my camera but the thread on my camera lens was too large, and i couldn’t get an adaptor to fit. Now i find my lens has a 55mm diameter whereas most D3300s seem to have a 52mm diameter. Why is this? and how can i get something to fit? (i’m looking for a wide angle lens). I’d dearly like to know! Thanks, Pat

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    • Are you sure it’s not an 18-55mm lens? The 18-35s are much larger. With the 18-55mm, there are a few different versions, and they don’t all have the same lens diameter. It is possible to get a 55-52mm step down adapter (like this one), although you’re likely to end up with vignetting (black edges) around the image that you’ll need to crop out in post-processing.

      From your description, I assume you’re talking about a wide angle adapter that screws onto the front of an existing lens? The image quality from those types often isn’t great, and you lose features like auto-focus. You’ll get much better results from a proper wide-angle lens that attaches directly onto the camera in place of the 18-55mm. And you can pick up some quite good ones that are relatively inexpensive, like this Nikon 10-20mm or this Sigma 10-20mm.

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  7. I saw a few mentions of the Nikon 50mm 1.8g

    I have the 35mm 1.8g, I think I saw one packaged deal say something about having a 52mm filter. Would that be the correct size for my lens? :)

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  8. Hi, I have a sony DSC-HX200V, there is a 2,8-5,6/4,8-144 T* on the lens ring, I don’t what it means, but i want to get a lens hood and I don’t know the size for the hood and the adapter ring.
    Thanks

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    • Those numbers refer to the aperture range (f/2.8-f/5.6) and the zoom range focal lengths (4.8mm to 144mm). I haven’t used that camera, but from the specs it doesn’t look like it has a filter thread on the front of the lens. So unfortunately it doesn’t look like it’s a standard size or fit. It does look like there were some third-party adapter rings made that added a filter thread to the front of the lens, but I can’t speak to how well they work and they don’t seem to be readily available anymore. But in theory, an adapter like that would let you add a regular lens hood. Without a thread or adapter, it is technically possible to do it, but you start getting into more serious DIY options that can get messy.

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  9. Yes, it’s confusing, unfortunately. The 50mm in the lens’s name is referring to the focal length (or magnification). That’s referring to a measurement related to the path the light travels from the front of the lens to the back of the lens (although it’s also not a direct linear measurement referring to the physical length of the lens).

    What you want is the lens diameter, which is the measurement across the front from one side to the other. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm ƒ/1.8G has a lens diameter is 58mm. Here are some 58mm UV filters that will work. The model number of the original Nikon-branded hood for that lens is HB-47. You can also get aftermarket versions that are substantially cheaper but do the same thing, like this one.

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  10. Hello…
    I have a Nikon d3400 camera with Nikon 50mm 1.8G Lens. I need to buy a hood and UV filter for it. But i am confused as 50mm hood and filter’s are not available. what to do? should i use 49mm or 52mm instead.

    thanks in advance.

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  11. I have a canon sx530 50x and I know I’m not going to sound the smartest but I want to get filter lens’ for it but I don’t know how to find out how many mm my camera lens is… can u help?

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    • I haven’t used that camera, but in looking at the reference manual (p.136), it looks like you’ll need to get a specific adapter that goes onto the lens that then allows you to screw on 67mm filters. The model number is Canon Filter Adapter FA-DC67A. Once that’s attached, it looks like any standard 67mm filter will work.

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  12. Hi.
    I have Nikon d5600 with kit lens AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR. What nd filter size and lens hood should I use?

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  13. I have the Canon 800D with 18-135mm lens …. On the front of lens it says 67mm. I want to buy a 50mm wide angle lens…. Is there a lens for under $300 Au What do you suggest?

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    • A 50mm prime is an excellent choice as a versatile prime. On the APS-C sized sensor of the 800D/T7i, it’s equivalent to a 75mm perspective on a full-frame sensor. So it becomes a very slight telephoto–a good, fast, and inexpensive option with a flattering perspective for portraits.

      And the good news is that 50mm primes are inexpensive, small, and sharp. Canon has a 50mm ƒ/1.8 that’s a very good place to start, for USD$125.

      If you’re shooting a lot in low-light conditions or one some extra blurriness in the background and your budget has a bit more room, there’s a ƒ/1.4 version for a bit over double that. There are also many options for more specialized versions, but those are the two I’d be looking at first.

      If you want something a little wider that results in close to a 50mm on a full-frame sensor, you can put on a 35mm focal length that comes out to around 52mm equivalent. They’re a bit more expensive than you have in mind and not quite as fast but still a good option.

      And because 50mm primes are such a staple, you can usually find very good ones used for reasonable prices. In the US, I usually buy my used gear from KEH or B&H, but there are also good options in Australia (I’m originally Australian), including eBay. Just be sure you’re getting the precise model number you want, because there are also a lot of older 50mm ƒ/1.8 and ƒ/1.4 models that are manual focus, for example.

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  14. i have 67mm filters and my lens is Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens. According to Canon it takes 58mm filter. i am plnning to step up to use 67mm filters on this lens. Sellers writing either 58-67MM Step-Up Ring Adapter (58MM Lens to 67MM Filter or Accessory) or 55mm-67mm Step Up Ring 55-67. I am not sure if the sellers referring to the diameter or as poularly known focal lengths of the lenses. they r not replying my questions either. should i buy 55-67 or 58-67 adapter for my lens?

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    • The numbers on a step-up ring typically refer to the diameter, not to focal lengths of some lenses that take them. So I would be choosing the 58-67mm (although I can’t guarantee that the sellers have listed them correctly, of course).

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  15. Hello,
    I was recently gifted Vivitars Series 1 filter Kit and 2.2X telephoto converter (64 MM) and Vivitars 64 MM 0.43X wide angle macro lens. However, my Canon 7D Mark II has a filter thread of 67MM. What should I do? Would this ruin the images taken? I’m a novice photographer. Please help!!!!

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    • The Vivatar Series 1 filter kits come in various sizes for different lens diameters, so it depends which size set you have. For the telephoto converter with a diameter of 64mm on the mounting end (ie. the end that attaches to the existing lens), to attach that to a lens with a 67mm diameter you’ll need a step-down ring to act as an adapter. They’re inexpensive and simple to use. The catch is that 64mm isn’t a common filter size, and I haven’t been able to find one readily available online, so you might have to do some more searching to find one (62mm and 67mm are easy to find, but 64mm is harder). When you’re using a step-down ring you can usually expect to get a reduced image area through the lens.

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      • Hi David,
        Thank you so much for the information. My vivitar Series filter is 52 MM. Should I return it or will it be okay to use with my 67 mm camera?

        Thank you so much for all your help!

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        • I’m still not entirely confident I fully understand what pieces you’re trying to use together, but if you put a 52mm filter on a lens with a 67mm diameter, you will first need a large step-down filter, and you will get a lot of the frame obscured with black vignetting around the edges. I would generally avoid using a smaller filter than the lens can take, when possible, and certainly when the difference is that large.

  16. Hi. I am heading to Alaska in a month or so and was desperate to buy a better zoom lens for my Canon 67mm Rebel T2i. I purchased it some years ago with the 18-135mm lens as the standard so this was the first time I’ve gone lens shopping. I didn’t realize the 67mm diameter issue when shopping and I jumped onto an Amazon deal for a complete kit – the zoom and two filter lenses (wide angle, telephoto) all of which arrived in 58mm size. I purchased a step down ring so they can attach to my 67mm body. But my question is this – does putting that smaller diameter onto my camera body affect the photo that will be taken? To get the right photo, do I need to swap these out for a true 67mm size lens? Thanks.

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    • If I understand correctly, you’re using a step-down filter to put 58mm filters on a lens with a 67mm lens diameter? If that’s what you’re doing, then yes, you’ll get severe lens vignetting around the edges of the frame. You should be able to see it clearly when you attach them and look through the lens.

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  17. Hello, please I have a canon 50mm lens. I don’t know what lens filter size I should get flash for it. Help me out here. Thanks.

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  18. I’m breaking neck trying to a UV Filter to fit My Nikon COOLPIX B500.Having no luck.What Size should I use.and doesn’t show it’s diameter.Please help me find one. I like to protect all Lens Even fix lens.

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    • There’s no mention of a lens diameter of filter thread on the official specs, so it’s possible it doesn’t have the necessary thread. That’s not uncommon with fixed lens cameras such as this.

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  19. I have a Sigma 18-250mm 1:3.5-6.3MACRO HSM LENSE. Any way to determine lense cap diameter without breaking out a ruler?

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    • No, that’s a different kind of measurement. Lots of different lens focal lengths will fit on the D5300, from wide-angle to zoom lenses. There are several that do include 55mm focal lengths, but you’re not limited to that. What you’re looking for are these pieces of information: Nikon mount and DX or APS-C (they’re the same thing; DX is just what Nikon calls it). Here’s a list of current lenses that will work–I’ve applied the search filters to limit it to ones that are compatible with the D5300.

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      • Hello, I just came across your reply to a post with the exact same question I’ve been trying to find an answer to. I have the Nikon D5300 and purchased the Nikon 35mm Prime Lens. However, it does not fit my camera. It has a 52mm diameter and mine is 55mm…however, I thought that was for filters. Everywhere I search for a 35mm Prime Lens for my Nikon D5300, the results show the lens that I ordered. I would appreciate any help you could provide if you even understand what I’m asking…:) If you receive this question, can you please respond to my email address as well? I’m not sure how I would know if I got a reply from my question on this site. Thank you

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        • The lens diameter refers to the other end of the lens, not the end that attaches to the camera. Nikon DSLRs like the D5300 use what’s known as an F-mount attachment, which is a standard Nikon system. When you say it doesn’t fit your camera, what exactly is the problem you’re running into? It should lock into the mount after about a 1/4 turn.

  20. Hi I was looking for the filter size for a Nikon 18-55 lens – searched online, Nikon says 52mm but inside the lens is stamped 55 & the lens cap says 55 – bit confused

    Many Thanks,

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    • Nikon has a few different 18-55mm lenses. Looking at the front of your lens, if it has “AF-P DX NIKKOR,” it takes a 55mm filter. If it says “AF-S DX NIKKOR,” it takes a 52mm filter. What you’re looking for is the AF-S/AF-P bit.

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    • I don’t have that camera at hand, but from looking at the instruction manual it doesn’t look like that has a thread on the lens to support screwing on filters or hoods. They therefore don’t seem to specify the lens diameter.

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      • That said, it looks like you can find 67mm lens hoods that say they work with the P530, but I haven’t tried them. It also looks like there are adapter rings available for that camera, but again, I haven’t tried them and can’t personally vouch for them working.

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  21. Hi, I need an help . i got a nikon D3100 DSLR camera having a default 52 mm lens protection filter fitted. i recently purchased a 58 mm lens protection filter.So how can i mount/fit this 58mm filter on the camera as the thread diameter of the camera mouth is only 52mm .Please advise

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    • You need what’s called a step-up adapter ring, like this. They’re not expensive and they’re simple to use–just thread the appropriate size onto the lens and then attach the filter onto the adapter.

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  22. I have an adapter that reads SER7 – 6. So what is the measurements as far as threads. The leans has a second adapter on it labeled SER VII – 49mm. So the 49mm part is obvious but not the S7 or SER VII

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    • I’m not familiar with those adapters, but this thread might help. If it’s the type of adapter mentioned there, it sounds like they use a dedicated thread rather than a standard type.

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  23. Hey,
    Thanks for the valuable article, I have Nikon D3300, it is having 52 diameter size, my question is there are two Nikon lances one is 18-105 and another one is 18-140, both are compatible with Nikon D3300 but in specification size 67mm is mentioned? I am surprised how it is possible?

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    • On most lenses, and especially the kind referred to here, the filters attach to the outside end. That is, the opposite end to the bit that mounts to the camera. So the filter size doesn’t have any direct bearing on compatibility with the camera. So you can find lenses that are compatible with the D3300 and other Nikon cameras that have filter sizes of 49mm, 58mm, 77mm, etc (and any number of other measurements).

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    • Not really. You will almost certainly end up with black edges around the frame even if you use a step-down adapter. If it was the other way around–a 58mm filter on a 52mm threaded lens–you could use a step-up adapter.

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  24. So, I’m looking at a Sigma 35mm Art to rent at borrowlenses.com. They state in the description that a 67mm filter is included in the rental, but my Nikon 35mm has ø52 on it….Safe to assume they just made a typo? LOL

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      • The Sony part number for the lens hood that’s included with that lens is ALC-SH146. By the looks of it, there are some available in places like Amazon and Ebay, but they’re not cheap. I don’t have one in front of me, but from the photos it looks as though it has a clip-on system specific to the lens, which probably means that a generic screw-on hood won’t work.

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    • I don’t have one on hand, and the manual makes no mention of the ability to add an external filter to the fixed lens. So my guess is that it’s not possible to attach a filter because there’s no thread.

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  25. i have a 49mm filter, goes on to my 49mm lens. however, i cant attach more 49mm filter on to the one i already on.

    in another words. the filter i am using have 49mm thread, but different outter thread (it is >than 49)

    am i missing something when i am buying filters?

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    • Some filters aren’t stackable and don’t have another thread, largely because stacking filters can introduce problems with vignetting and lens flare. But since you mention that it has an outer thread (assuming it is a full screw thread and not just a ridge for a clip-on lens cap), it would be unusual for it not to be the same size. Having different sizes is really the job of a step-up or step-down rings, and I can’t recall seeing any combined filter/step rings off the top of my head.

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  26. very good info. however, i am puzzled because i recently purchased a nikon coolpix p530 and unfortunately, it does not have any markings with regards to lens size or diameter; and if it has threads (because the “threads” are not really threads, i think). i would appreciate greatly if you could tell me the correct lens size/diameter and if the “threads” there are really threads. thank you.

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    • I haven’t used that particular camera, and I can’t find the lens diameter or even the measurements of the dedicated lens cap. It looks like it might not be a standard size. The filters that are claimed to work with that camera all seem to use a 67mm step-up adapter liked this, although I haven’t used them and can’t vouch for them.

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    • Hey. I have a coolpix p530 too. Whats the lens diameter for that bro? is it 52 mm or other else?
      can you please leave me a mail with the diameter. Please

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