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Why different filter thread sizes?

It is well known that different lenses often have different filter thread sizes. Why is this the case? Lens and camera manufacturers have agreed on one (per-brand) standard for attaching the lens to ...
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How wide does the front element of a lens have to be, given the focal length and the aperture?

Clearly, a lens with focal length F and aperture 1/f has to be at least F/f mm wide. Maybe a little more to accommodate the angle of view. However, lenses tend to have wider front elements than F/f. ...
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What is the filter thread size for a Hasselblad 80mm lens?

I was wondering if anyone knew the thread size on a Hasse 80mm lens for a UV Filter. Does 67mm sound correct? Please advise and many thanks.
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Can I mount 0.4x, 52mm wide angle lens convertor on Nikon's 18-55mm, Ø55 kit lens? [duplicate]

I want to have an option to capture wide-angle shots. Since the wide-angle lens is expensive, I want to give a try to 0.4x wide-angle converter lenses. I found one such lens here on amazon.de. ...
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Will a 43mm filter fit on my camera which has a 43.5mm thread?

I was looking for a UV filter for Olympus Trip 35, and I see that its lens takes 43.5mm filters. Before I go shopping for a filter: has anyone tried using a 43mm (not 43.5mm) filter with this camera, ...
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Which step ring do I need?

I've bought two step up/down rings for my Sony lens and both are incorrect. I have two Sony lenses, both with 55mm filter ends. I've just bought my self a Poloroid Slide Duplicator lens which is 52mm ...
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What is the Hood size and UV filter size for NIKKOR 18-55 mm and NIKKOR 70-300 mm? [duplicate]

Recently I have purchased a Nikon D3400 having two lenses. They are; AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5 - 5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300 mm f/4.5 - 6.3G ED VR I would like to purchase a Hood and UV ...
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Cutting lens filter/accessory threads

I'm interested in making some custom lens accessories, but am stuck trying to find a tool, or method suitable for cutting this style of thread. Adapters with these threads already cut are cheap and ...
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What size adapter ring do I need to mount the Cokin P Series filter holder on my lens?

I have an Olympus E-510 with the 14–45mm lens. I am interested in buying the Cokin P Series Gradual ND Filter Kit with Holder, but it does not say for which lenses it is suitable. Is it going to be ...
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How do I attach a 58mm solar filter to my lens?

I have a Nikon D3100. I have a 58mm solar lens I am trying to attach to the camera. What step up ring adapter would I need? A 52mm to 58mm? Also would like to be able to attach to a Nikon ED AF-S ...
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Circular Polarizing filter in different lenses. Whether to use adapters or buy new filters?

I have the following lenses Canon 18-55 (filter ring size 58mm) Canon 55-250 (filter ring size 58mm) Sigma 35mm (filter ring size 67mm) Canon 10-22 (filter ring size 77mm) Canon 50mm (filter ring size ...
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Quickly Move A Circular Polariser Between Lenses

I have sausage fingers and often shoot in cold and wind. I have a 77mm circular polariser and rings that I leave on my lenses that step them up to 77mm. I find screwing and unscrewing the polariser an ...
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How to adapt small ring flash to bigger lens?

I have a ring flash from sometimes between '70s and '90s, it is a Euro Blitz V60 PK (PC sync, no hot shoe). The diameter of the thread is 52 mm and I could use it with my Nikon 35 mm F1.8 DX, but not ...
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What adapter lens would fit my Nikon D5100 55-300mm lens?

I have a Nikon D5100 and want to find a telephoto adapter that go with my 55-300mm lens, which has a 58mm filter thread. Most I see are 52mm — why is that? What should I be looking for to FIT my ...
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What is the difference between a step-up and a step-down ring?

What is the difference between a step-up and a step-down ring? I want to put a large diameter filter on a small diameter lens. Do I need a step-up ring or a step-down one?
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Which lens cap do I need for an Olympus 14-45 f/3.5-5.6 lens?

I am trying to replace the lens cap for my Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital but I'm very confused on which one I can buy. I am not sure what number I use for the size I need to have.
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Can I use a 55mm close-up filter on a lens with 67mm filter threads?

I just bought a new camera which comes with a lens with 67mm filter threads. I would like to use my Canon close-up filter, which has 55mm threads, on this lens. Would it be possible with a step-down ...
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How do I find the filter size for Sigma lenses?

I know that my Nikon lens takes a 52mm filter size, however I also have two other lenses but they are Sigma lenses and don't have the mark to find the size for filters. How do I find the filter size ...
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Any reason not to use a 72mm CPOL filter with a 62mm step down ring?

I'm new to filters. I am considering buying a circular polarising filter. I would probably want to use it most on my Nikkor AF-S 24-70 f3.5-4.5 VR, which has a 72mm thread and by Nikkor 20mm f2.8 AF-D,...
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What should I do when I have lenses with different filter thread sizes?

I want to get a filter kit for my D3200 camera. I am looking at a nice one, the only problem is, the thread size on my regular lens is different then my larger lens. Will it work for both of them? If ...
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Will this adapter ring let me share filters between my lenses?

I have two lenses with 77m and 72mm filter sizes.I want to buy a ND filter of 77m .If I buy the adapter in below will I be able to use the same filter with my lens with 72 mm filter ring? Adapter ...
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How can I use a filter and hood with my Nikon L820?

I'm very new to the photography and don't have much knowledge. I have a Nikon L820 and want to add a hood and filter to it, however I don't know if it can be added directly, or what's the 'mm' rating ...
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How do I get my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 lens diameter?

I'm new with my camera and I was wondering what size filters to get.
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Why would someone want a 58mm-58mm filter ring?

I don't even know what to call this thing. It's been sitting in a box of camera stuff for a while and I have forgotten where it came from.
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How can I use 58mm filters with the Sony Nex-7?

I have 58mm filters, and I found out that the Sony filter size is 49mm. How can I use the larger filters with my Nex? Would I need a step up ring? Would it be better to buy 49mm filters instead? ...
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What is lens filter size of Kodak Z990?

I have a Kodak z990 Max digital camera and the filter size is not noted on the lens front and not mentioned in the documentation. I figure it is probably in the range of 50-52mm. Can you help? Kodak ...
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Pentax-K 50mm lens, thread of 49mm or 50mm?

I really want to do some monkey macro photography. I am a student with almost no time and money, and want to take some hobby pictures in my spare time. I have the Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi/Kiss X2). ...
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How do I find the thread diameter of my lens?

I have an older Olympus OM 50mm lens that I'd like to get a matte box for, as I'm going to use it for video on a 550D. However, I can't seem to figure out what the thread diameter is. There are no ...
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Are there any known issues with using filter step-up rings?

My 3 lenses all have a different size thread. (77, 67 and 58mm) I am to purchase a good CP filter for the 77 and 67 thread. I don't have any filters for the 58mm thread lens but I was thinking about ...
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Can adapters convert between different thread sizes for reverse mounting a lens?

Can adapters be used to convert between different lens filter thread sizes when used to reverse mount a lens for macro, and is there any disadvantage in doing so? Split from this question: Does the ...
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What filters fit a Sony E-Mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens?

I have a Sony Nex-5 with the E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. I want to know if I can buy these macro filters.What I should be looking out for?
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Does an NDX400-equivalent exist for a 95mm filter thread?

I found this beauty at a low price and I would like to shoot the sun. That would require me to use an NDX400 but I can't find it for a 95mm filter screw. Does it even exist?
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Are there modern lenses with a 49mm filter diameter?

I have found four color-filters in my desk: intense red, orange, light green and light blue. Are there lenses with 49mm filter size which these could be used with?
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Does the size of the front glass mean anything?

Considering the Nikon lenses: Prime lenses: AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED has a huge front glass (●₃), AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G has a tiny little front glass, deep inside the body (∙₁), AF-S VR Nikkor ...
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Does a larger lens filter size imply more light and better photos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the lens diameter influence photo quality? I'm wondering about 50mm f/1.4 for Nikons. The Nikon 50mm f/1.4D has a 52mm filter size. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 has a 77mm ...
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How does the lens diameter influence photo quality?

I have tested two different 50mm lenses in my camera. One was a Nikkor 50mm ∅52mm. The other one was a Sigma 50mm ∅72mm. I took some pictures with both lenses using the same setup for aperture and ...