Sigma Lens Filter Size Chart

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Sigma lenses.

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Here are the lens diameters and corresponding filter sizes for common Sigma lenses.

I’m focusing here on lenses that accept a screw-in filter on the front. Some lenses, such as very wide-angle or fisheye lenses, don’t have a filter thread on the front and can’t accept this style of filter. And some very long telephoto lenses 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. It’s common for lens manufacturers to produce multiple lenses at specific focal lengths, and they don’t necessarily have the same lens diameter and filter size.

This is an ongoing list. I’m starting with Sigma’s current range and adding older lenses to it as the opportunity arises. Please feel free to send through any additions, requests, or corrections.

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.

A quick way to filter down from this long list is to use the chart’s search bar to narrow it down by focal length (eg. type in “70-200”).

Model NumberFilter SizeScrew-on FiltersLens Hood
10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular FisheyeNot compatible
8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular FisheyeRear
8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSMNot compatible
10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC (HSM)77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM IINot compatible*
15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal FisheyeRear
17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS) HSM77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND

Contemporary

16mm F1.4 DC DN | C67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
20mm F2 DG DN62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | NDLH656-03
24mm F2 DG DN | C62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
30mm F1.4 DC DN | C52mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
45mm F2.8 DG DN | C55mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
56mm F1.4 DC DN | C55mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
90mm F2.8 DG DN | C55mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro (OS)* HSM | C72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C95mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND

Art

14mm F1.8 DG HSM | ACanon EF-mount version accepts rear gel filters with optional accessory filter holder FHR-11.n/aFixed.
20mm F1.4 DG HSM | ANot compatible.n/a
24mm F1.4 DG HSM | A77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | NDLH830-03
28mm F1.4 DG HSM | A77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
30mm F2.8 DN | A (Black & Silver)46mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
30mm F1.4 DC HSM | A62mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A67mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
35mm F1.2 DG DN | A82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | NDLH878-02
40mm F1.4 DG HSM | A82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A77mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | A49mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A86mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | NDLH927-02
105mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 105mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | NDLH1113-01
135mm F1.8 DG HSM | A82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
12-24mm F4 DG HSM | ANot compatiblen/a
14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ACanon EF-mount version accepts rear gel filters with optional accessory filter holder FHR-11.n/aFixed
14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | ARear filter holder for sheet-type rear filters.n/aFixed
18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A72mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24-35mm F2 DG HSM | A82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | A82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | A82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
24-105mm F4 DG (OS)* HSM | A82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | A82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND

Sports

500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S46mm (Rear)
60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S105mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | S82mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | S105mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | ND
150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S105mmPolarizer | UV/Haze | NDLH1164-01
* With the 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II, its dedicated lens cap separates to accept an 82mm filter, but on a full-frame body it is only vignette-free at 24mm (more range on a crop-sensor body).

Sigma Lens Jargon

Like all camera and lens manufacturers, Sigma adds their own jargon to their lenses and related technology. Here’s how to decode some of the main terms you might come across.

  • DG: Designed for digital. But that’s not quite all there is to it. Basically it means that it works on full-frame cameras. DG lenses will work on full-frame, APS-C, and film cameras. DC lenses will only work on APS-C cropped sensors. Sigma has its DN lenses, which are for mirrorless micro4/3 cameras. But this lens will also work well on a cropped sensor cameras like Nikon’s DX range, in which case it transforms it into a staggering 225-900mm equivalent.
  • DC: Sigma uses DC for lenses designed specifically for cameras with APS-C sized sensors.
  • HSM: Hyper Sonic Motor. This refers to the autofocus mechanism and trying to imply that it’s fast and quiet. Nikon’s version is called Silent Wave Motor.

Sigma’s current range is divided into three categories, or lines. The distinctions are often more useful in marketing than in practice, but when there’s overlap in the focal lengths, the Art and Sports lenses tend to be more expensive and have higher specs and performance, with the Contemporary series aiming more for the enthusiast end of the market.

  • C / Contemporary: Sigma’s “Contemporary” series. The Contemporary series lenses are more designed for general everyday photography, with their own combination of price, optical performance, speed, portability, and versatility. Or, as Sigma marketing puts it: “Engineered for today’s photographer who wants to do it all, our Contemporary line combines superior optical performance and compactness for high-performance lenses that cover a wide range of needs.”
  • A / Art: The Art series leans more heavily on optical performance and is less worried about things like focusing speed. Or, as Sigma puts it: “Engineered for those who see photography as a critical expression of self, our Art line offers sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power to deliver faithfully on your artistic vision.”
  • S / Sports: While the Sports series aims for, well, sports, but also nature and wildlife photography. So they tend to have a combination of high optical performance and fast responsiveness. Or, in Sigma’s words: “Engineered for dynamic capture and split-second timing, our Sports line delivers sophisticated optical performance to get you closer to those powerful action shots you’re after.”

I-Series. There is another series known as the I-Series. This is a collection of compact prime lenses designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. They have all-metal bodies, manual aperture control, and magnetic lens caps (most of them, anyway).

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