Nikon Lens Filter Size Charts

If you’re looking to add screw-in filters to your Nikon lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter to know which filters will fit. Sometimes it’s marked clearly on the lens itself; sometimes it’s not. Here’s my updated master list of the lens diameters of Nikon lenses, including Z-mount and F-mount, as well as older manual-focus lenses.

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Here are the lens diameters and corresponding filter sizes for common Nikon (NIKKOR) lenses, including their FX (full-frame), DX (APS-C cropped sensor), and Z Mirrorless series lenses. I’ve also included many older SLR lenses, including Ai-S lenses.

If you’re after lens hoods, I also have a Nikon lens hood compatibility chart.

Note that my focus here is on lenses that take screw-in filters on the front. Some lenses, such as very wide-angle and fisheye lenses, or long telephoto lenses, don’t have a filter thread on the front and can’t accept this style of filter. Some, like the 16mm ƒ/2.8 fisheye, take a dedicated rear filter. Some very long telephoto lenses also use a system of drop-in filters at the rear of the lens.

Some focal lengths have multiple lenses, so it’s important to match the other parts of the name. For example, Nikon has multiple versions of the 18-55mm lenses, and the AF-P and AF-S versions are not the same thing and take filters of different sizes. Likewise with, say, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm ƒ/1.4G and AF NIKKOR 50mm ƒ/1.4D—the model names might be very similar, but they’re different lenses and take filters of different sizes.

This is an ongoing list and clearly doesn’t cover every lens Nikon has ever made–there are a lot of them. I’m starting with their current range and adding older lenses to it as the opportunity arises. Please feel free to send through any additions, requests, or corrections. [1]

If you don’t see your lens listed here and want to find out the filter size, it’s often marked on the lens itself. For a more detailed guide, see my post on finding the lens diameter.

Nikon Z-mount – Zoom Lens Filter Sizes Chart

These are the filter sizes for lenses for Nikon’s Z mirrorless camera system. These use the Z-mount system.

Note that there can be lenses designed for full-frame sensor bodies as well as DX lenses for mirrorless cameras that have a cropped DX-sized sensor. Nikon’s naming convention for these is that the FX lenses don’t have any special notation, while DX-only lenses have “DX” in the lens name.

Lens ModelFilter SizeScrew-on Filters
NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S112mm (front) or trimmable gel (rear)Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR46mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.867mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.352mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.867mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.867mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 180-600mm F/5.6-6.3 VR95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND

Nikon Z-mount – Prime Lens Filter Sizes Chart

These are the filter sizes for prime lenses for Nikon’s Z mirrorless camera system.

Lens ModelFilter SizeScrew-on Filters
NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.746mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.852mm (requires HB-111 lens hood (included) to be mounted on lens)Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.852mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 40mm f/252mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE)52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.846mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S46mm Drop-inCircular Polarizer
NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S46mm Drop-inCircular Polarizer
NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S46mm Drop-inCircular Polarizer

Nikon F-mount Auto Focus Full-Frame (FX/SLR) – Zoom Lens Filter Sizes Chart

These are the filter sizes for Nikon’s auto focus zoom lenses designed for full-frame (digital and film) DSLRs and SLRs using the F-mount system.

Lens ModelFilter SizeScrew-on Filters
AF-S NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5ED FisheyeN/ANot compatible with screw-on filters.
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G EDN/ANot compatible with screw-on filters.
AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 IF-ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 20-35mm f/2.8D IF77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 24-50mm f/3.3-4.562mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G VR IF-ED72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 24-120mm ƒ/3.5-5.6D IF72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 28-70mm ƒ/2.8D77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 28-70mm ƒ/3.5-4.5D52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 28-70mm ƒ/3.5-4.552mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 28-80mm ƒ/3.3-5.6G58mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 28-80mm ƒ/3.3-5.6D58mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 28-85mm ƒ/3.5-4.562mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-N NIKKOR 28-85mm ƒ/3.5-4.562mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 28-100mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 28-105mm ƒ/3.5-4.5D IF62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 28-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G ED62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 28-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6D IF72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 35-70mm f/2.8D62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/2.862mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 35-70mm ƒ/3.3-4.552mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-N NIKKOR 35-70mm ƒ/3.3-4.552mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 35-80mm ƒ/4-5.6D52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 35-105mm ƒ/3.5-4.5D IF52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-N NIKKOR 35-105mm ƒ/3.5-4.552mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 35-105mm ƒ/3.5-4.552mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 35-135mm ƒ/3.5-4.562mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-N NIKKOR 35-135mm ƒ/3.5-4.562mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF Micro-NIKKOR 70-180mm ƒ/4.5-5.6D ED62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G IF-ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 70-210mm f/4-5.6D62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 70-210mm f/4-5.662mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 70-210mm f/462mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-G NIKKOR 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6G62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6D62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 75-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.662mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D IF-ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D N ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8 ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR112mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR40.5mm drop-inPolarizer
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II52mm drop-inPolarizer
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED VR52mm drop-inPolarizer
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND

Nikon F-mount Auto Focus Full-Frame (FX/SLR) – Prime Lens Filter Sizes Chart

These are the filter sizes for Nikon’s auto focus prime lenses designed for full-frame (digital and film) DSLRs and SLRs using the F-mount system.

Lens ModelFilter SizeScrew-on Filters
AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D EDRear Gel Filter or External Holder
AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D39mm drop-inNot compatible with screw-on filters. Comes with rear drop-in filters.
AF Nikkor 18mm f/2.8DN/AN/A
PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E EDN/AN/A
AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.862mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8D52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.852mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.852mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-N NIKKOR 24mm f/2.852mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4D72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.852mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-N NIKKOR 28mm f/2.852mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 35mm f/1.452mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 35mm f/2D52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 35mm f/252mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G58mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-N NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4N52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.452mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G58mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition58mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-N NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8N52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.852mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.862mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 80mm f/2.852mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.862mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
PC Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8D52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.852mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/272mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-D NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-N NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8N72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.872mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II52mm drop-inPolarizer
AF NIKKOR 200mm f/3.5 IF-ED62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm IF-ED62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II52mm drop-inPolarizer
AF NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED39mm drop-inN/A
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-I NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED39mm drop-inN/A
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 300mm f/4 IF-ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF NIKKOR 300mm f/439mm drop-in + 82mm screw-onPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR40.5mm drop-inPolarizer
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-I NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR40.5mm drop-inPolarizer
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-ED52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-I NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-ED39mm drop-inN/A
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR40.5mm drop-inPolarizer
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4D IF-ED52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-I NIKKOR 600m f/4D IF-ED39mm drop-inN/A
AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR52mm drop-inPolarizer

Nikon F-mount Auto Focus Cropped (DX) – Zoom Lens Filter Sizes Chart

These are the filter sizes and lens hoods for Nikon’s zoom lenses designed specifically for DX DSLRs with a cropped sensor using the F-mount system.

Model NumberFilter SizeScrew-on Filters
AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm F/4.5-5.6G VR72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 10–24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16–85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR55mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR ED 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-70mm ƒ/3.5-4.5G IF-ED67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR ED 55-200mm F4-5.6G VR52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR58mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR58mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
58mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND

Nikon F-mount Auto Focus Cropped (DX) – Prime Lens Filter Sizes Chart

These are the filter sizes and lens hoods for Nikon’s prime lenses designed specifically for DX DSLRs with a cropped sensor using the F-mount system.

Lens Model
Filter SizeScrew-on Filters
AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G EDNot compatible with screw-on filters.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm ƒ/1.8G52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND

Nikon F-mount Manual Focus – Zoom Lens Filter Sizes Chart

These are for Nikon’s older manual focus lenses, including Ai-S lenses. 

Lens ModelBayonet Mount TypeFilter SizeFilter Size
25-50mm f/4N72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
25-50mm f/4Ai-S72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28-45mm f/4.5K72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28-50mm f/3.5Ai-S52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28-85mm f/3.5-4.5Ai-S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35-70mm f/3.5N72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35-70mm f/3.5Ai-S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
36-72mm f/3.5EAi-S52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35-70mm f/3.3-4.5Ai-S52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35-105mm f/3.5-4.5Ai-S52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35-135mm f/3.5-4.5Ai-S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35-200mm f/3.5-4.5Ai-S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
43-86mm f/3.5C52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
43-86mm f/3.5K52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50-135mm f/3.5Ai-S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50-300mm f/4.5C95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50-300mm f/4.5K95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50-300mm f/4.5N95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50-300mm f/4.5Ai-S95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
70-210mm f/4 EAi-S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
70-210mm f/4.5-5.6Ai-S52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
75-150mm f/3.5 EAi-S52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
80-200mm f/4.5A and C52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
80-200mm f/4.5K52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
80-200mm f/4.5N52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
80-200mm f/4Ai-S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
80-200mm f/2.8 EDAi-S95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
85-250mm f/4-4.5ASeries 9 82Series 9 82
85-250mm f/4-4.5ASeries 9 82Series 9 82
85-250mm f/4CSeries 9 82Series 9 82
100-300mm f/5.6Ai-S62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
180-600mm f/8 EDK95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
180-600mm f/8 EDAi-S95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200-400mm f/4 EDAi-S122mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200-600mm f/9.5-10.5ASeries 9 82Series 9 82
200-600mm f/9.5CSeries 9 82Series 9 82
200-600mm f/9.5NSeries 9 82Series 9 82
200-600mm f/9.5Ai-SSeries 9 82Series 9 82
360-1200mm f/11 EDK122mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
360-1200mm f/11 EDAi-S122mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
1200-1700mm f/5.5-8 P IF-EDAi-S52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND

Nikon F-mount Manual Focus – Prime Lens Filter Sizes Chart

These are for Nikon’s older manual focus lenses, including Ai-S lenses. 

Lens ModelBayonet Mount TypeFilter SizeFilters
6mm f/5.6AN/A
6mm f/2.8CN/A
6mm f/2.8Ai-SN/A
7.5mm f/5.6AN/A
8mm f/8AN/A
8mm f/2.8CN/A
8mm f/2.8Ai-SN/A
10mm f/5.6AN/A
13mm f/5.6K39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
13mm f/5.6Ai-S39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
15mm f/5.6CN/A
15mm f/5.6KN/A
15mm f/3.5N39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
15mm f/3.5Ai-SBayonet
16mm f/3.5CN/A
16mm f/3.5KN/A
16mm f/2.8N39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
16mm f/2.8Ai-S39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
18mm f/4K82Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
18mm f/3.5Ai-S72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
20mm f/3.5C72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
20mm f/4K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
20mm f/3.5N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
20mm f/3.5Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
20mm f/2.8Ai-S62Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
21mm f/4A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24mm f/f2N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24mm f/f2Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24mm f/2.8C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24mm f/2.8K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24mm f/2.8N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24mm f/2.8Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/4 PCK72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/3.5 PCAi-S72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/3.5A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/3.5C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/3.5K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/3.5N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/3.5Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/2.8K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/2.8Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/2.8EAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/2C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/2K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
28mm f/2Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/3.5 PCA52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2.8 PCC52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2.8 PCK52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2.8 PCAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2.8A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2.8K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2.8N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2.8Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2.5EAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/2Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/1.4C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/1.4K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm f/1.4Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
45mm f/2.8 GNC52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
45mm f/2.8PAi-P52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/2A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/2C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/2K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.8N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.8Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.8 NAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.8 EAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.4A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.4C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.4K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.4N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.4Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.2N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm f/1.2Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
55mm f/3.5 MicroA52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
55mm f/3.5 MicroC52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
55mm f/3.5 MicroK52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
55mm f/2.8 MicroAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
55mm f/1.2C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
55mm f/1.2K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
58mm f/1.2 NoctN52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
58mm f/1.2 NoctAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
58mm f/1.4A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
85mm f/2N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
85mm f/2Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
85mm f/1.8C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
85mm f/1.8K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
85mm f/1.4Ai-S72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
85mm f/2.8D PC-MienAF-D77Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
100mm f/2.8EAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/4.5 UVAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/4A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/4 MicroK52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/4 MicroAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/2.8 MicroAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/2.5A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/2.5C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/2.5K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/2.5Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm f/1.8Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
120mm f/4 MedicalAi-S49Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/4A43Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/3.5A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/3.5C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/3.5K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/3.5N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/3.5Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/2.8C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/2.8K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/2.8N52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/2.8Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/2.8EAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/2N72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
135mm f/2Ai-S72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
180mm f/2.8C72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
180mm f/2.8K72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
180mm f/2.8 EDAi-S72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200mm f/5.6 MedicalAN/A
200mm f/5.6 MedicalNN/A
200mm f/4 MicroN52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200mm f/4 MicroAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200mm f/4A52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200mm f/4C52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200mm f/4K52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200mm f/4Ai-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200mm f/2 IF-EDN122Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200mm f/2 IF-EDAi-S122Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200mm f/2 N IF-EDAi-S39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
300mm f/4.5C72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
300mm f/4.5K72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
300mm f/4.5Ai-S72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
300mm f/4.5 EDK72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
300mm f/4.5 IF-EDN72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
300mm f/4.5 IF-EDAi-S72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
300mm f/2.8C122Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
300mm f/2.8 IF-EDN39 / 122
300mm f/2.8 IF-EDAi-S39 / 122
300mm f/2.8 N IF-EDAi-S39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
300mm f/2 IF-EDAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
400mm f/5.6C72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
400mm f/5.6 EDK72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
400mm f/5.6 IF-EDN72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
400mm f/5.6 IF-EDAi-S72Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
400mm f/4.5C122mm (with CU-1 focusing unit) /
400mm f/3.5 IF-EDN39 / 122
400mm f/3.5 IF-EDAi-S39 / 122
400mm f/2.8 IF-EDAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
500mm f/8 ReflexC39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
500mm f/8 N ReflexAi-S39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
500mm f/5 ReflexA39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
500mm f/4 P IF-EDAi-S39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
600mm f/5.6C122mm (with CU-1 focusing unit) /
600mm f/5.6 EDK122mm (with CU-1 focusing unit) /
600mm f/5.6 IF-EDN39 /122
600mm f/5.6 IF-EDAi-S39 /122
600mm f/5.6 N IF-EDAi-S39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
600mm f/4 IF-EDN39 /160
600mm f/4 IF-EDAi-S39 /160
600mm f/4 N IF-EDAi-S39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
800mm f/8C122mm (with CU-1 focusing unit) /
800mm f/8 EDK122mm (with CU-1 focusing unit) /
800mm f/8 IF-EDN39 / 122
800mm f/8 IF-EDAi-S39 / 122
800mm f/5.6 IF-EDAi-S52Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
1000mm f/6.3 ReflexABuilt-in
1000mm f/11 ReflexCBuilt-in
1000mm f/11 ReflexK39Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND
1200mm f/11C122mm (with CU-1 focusing unit) /
1200mm f/11 EDK122mm (with CU-1 focusing unit) /
1200mm f/11 IF-EDN39 I 122
1200mm f/11 IF-EDAi-S39 / 122
2000mm f/11 ReflexCBuilt-inBuilt-in

Things Worth Knowing

What are Drop-in Filters?

Rather than have a filter thread on the end of the lens to attach a screw-on filter, some lenses have a special built-in mount in the rear of the lens (between the lens elements and the camera) that accepts mounted glass filters or gels. They’re most commonly found on extreme wide-angle lenses, such as fisheyes, or extremely long telephoto lenses. 

A somewhat related method of attaching a filter is to use a filter mounting system such as by Lee or Cokin. These include their own mount into which you can drop plate or mounted filters. But because they’re not generally constrained by the same kind of lens compatibility issues, they’re beyond the scope of these compatibility charts. 

What Are Series Size Filters?

For a handful of the older manual focus lenses above, you’ll see mention of series filters. The terms “series filters” or “series size” refer to a system used in the past (mainly during the 1940s to 1970s) to standardize filter sizes for camera lenses. Unlike today’s modern lenses, which commonly use threaded filters that screw directly onto the lens’s front element, many older lenses use a slip-on filter system.

This slip-on system consisted of a metal ring that slipped onto the front of the lens and held the filter in place. The series sizes described the diameter of this ring and the corresponding filter. The sizes were typically identified by a number, e.g., Series 6 or Series 9. And rather than be sized to a specific mm size, they applied for ranges, with what amounted to a step-down ring for cross-size versatility.

I have a more detailed explanation of series-size filters separately.

Nikon Lens Codes

Like most lens manufacturers, Nikon includes codes in the names of their lenses to help identify key features of their lenses. Over their history, there have been many, and I’ve posted a more comprehensive explanation of Nikon lens codes separately. But here are some of the more recent ones that you’re likely to come across when shopping for lenses.

  • DX = Nikon’s designation for their cropped APS-C sensor cameras and lenses.
  • FX = Nikon’s designation for their full-frame digital cameras and lenses.
  • D = A D-type lens, which conveys the distance from the focal plane to the subject back to the camera to support various kinds of 3D exposure metering and i-TTL fill flash. Many, but not all, D-type lenses have a manual aperture ring.
  • E = An E-type lens, which uses an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism for aperture blade control. This is designed to improve the accuracy of exposures with continuous shooting, especially at high frame rates. This is a distinction from their more common G and D-type lenses, where the diaphragm blades are operated mechanically. Limited compatibility–older DSLRs and SLRs aren’t compatible with it.
  • G = A G-type lens. This is an update to the D-type lenses and incorporates the same kind of distance information. But a defining feature is that they don’t have an aperture ring, with the aperture controlled through the camera’s dials and menu.
  • FL = Some lens elements are made of fluorite rather than the more typical glass. This reduces weight while maintaining optical quality.
  • ED = Extra-Low Dispersion Glass, a specialized type of lens glass designed to reduce chromatic aberration.
  • AF-S = One of several Nikon codes referring to the type of Auto Focus. AF-S signals compatibility with Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) autofocusing system.
  • AF-D = Lens CPU relays distance information to the camera.
  • AF-I = Lens with internal autofocus motor.
  • AF-P = Lenses where particular settings are controlled from the camera’s menu and controls rather than switches on the lens itself (eg. AF/MF or vibration reduction). Limited compatibility–mainly for newer cameras (or, in some cases, updated firmware).
  • VR = Vibration Reduction. This refers to in-lens vibration reduction. You might also come across VR II, which is an updated and improved version.
  • Micro = Nikon’s terminology for macro.

Nikon DSLR Lens Compatibility

You can find Nikon’s official lens compatibility chart here [PDF].

Step-Up & Step-Down Filter Adapters

In some cases, you don’t need to have exactly the right size filter for the lens. If the diameter is close, you might be able to use a step-up or step-down filter adapter.

These are mount adapters that let you attach a filter of a certain size to a lens with a different (but close) diameter.

More specifically:

  1. Step-Up Filter Adapters: These adapters allow you to use a filter with a larger diameter than the lens’s thread size. For example, if you have a lens with a 52mm thread and a filter of 58mm diameter, a 52-58mm step-up adapter would enable you to attach the filter to the lens. The adapter screws onto the lens’s thread and provides a larger thread on the other side for the filter.
  2. Step-Down Filter Adapters: Conversely, step-down adapters enable you to use a filter with a smaller diameter than the lens’s thread size. If you have a lens with a 77mm thread and a filter of 67mm diameter, a 77-67mm step-down adapter would be used. Like the step-up adapter, it screws onto the lens and provides a smaller thread for the filter.

In general, they work best if the filter is of a slightly larger diameter than the lens, thus reducing the risk of vignetting.

I have more information on how to use step-up and step-down filter adapters separately. They work especially well if you have multiple lenses but don’t want to buy full sets of filters for every corresponding lens diameter.

  1. In compiling this data, I’m drawing from a range of sources. For the newest lenses, I’m using Nikon’s official website. For older lenses, I’m primarily drawing from: The New Nikon Compendium: Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Since 1917 (by Simon Stafford, Rudi Hillebrand, and Jans-Joachim Hauschild), Nikon Lenses (2nd ed, by B. Moose Peterson), and Eyes of Nikon: A Comprehensive Guide to Nikkor and Nikon Series E Lenses. Some lenses have required further research, in which case I’ve drawn from other sources as well.[]
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