Nikkor Lens Filter Sizes

Back in the film SLR days, Nikon tended to make lines of lenses with common filter sizes, reducing the number of filter sizes you needed to deal with. With the Z-mount, unfortunately, Nikon has proliferated and scattered filter sizes. 

  • 46mm
    • 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR DX
    • 24mm f/1.7 DX
    • 50mm f/2.8 MC
  • 46mm drop-in
    • 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
    • 600mm f/4 TC VR S
    • 800mm f/6.3 PF VR S
  • 52mm
    • 24-50mm f/4-6.3
    • 26mm f/2.8
    • 28mm f/2.8
    • 40mm f/2
  • 62mm
    • 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR DX
    • 35mm f/1.8 S
    • 50mm f/1.8 S
    • 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR DX
    • 105mm f/2.8 VR S MC
  • 67mm
    • 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR DX
    • 17-28mm f/2.8
    • 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR
    • 28-75mm f/2.8
    • 70-180mm f/2.8
    • 85mm f/1.8 S
  • 72mm
    • 24mm f/1.8 S
    • 24-70mm f/4 S
  • 77mm
    • 20mm f/1.8 S
    • 24-120mm f/4 S
    • 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
    • 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
  • 82mm
    • 14-30mm f/4 S
    • 24-70mm f/2.8 S
    • 50mm f/1.2
    • 58mm f/0.95 NOCT S
    • 85mm f/1.2 S
    • 135mm f/1.8 Plena
  • 95mm
    • 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR
    • 400mm f/4.5 VR S
    • 600mm f/6.3 PF VR S
  • 112mm
    • 14-24mm f/2.8 S

Is there a way to deal with this huge array of filter needs? Sort of: use step-up rings. Buy filter sets at 52mm, 67mm, 77mm, and 95mm, and then add 46-to-52mm, 62-to-67mm, 72-to-77mm, and 82-to-95mm step-up rings. The problem with this approach is that it means that lens hoods don't fit on lenses where you're using the step up ring. 

The Tamron autofocus Z-mount lenses so far use two filter sizes:

  • 67mm
    • 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3
  • 82mm
    • 35-150mm f/2-2.8
    • 150-500mm f/5-6.7
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