Micro Four Thirds Lens Filter Size List (Olympus, Panasonic, etc.)

Originally posted in 2016. LAST UPDATE: January 2019

Recently I was going through my filters to see which ones to keep and which ones to sell. Many of my filters were of the 58mm or 62mm variety but I even found some oddities like 43mm 😉

After some effort trying to round up lenses to see what the filter size was each, I determined to put together a complete list* of Micro Four Thirds lenses and their corresponding filter size, sorted from smallest to largest. The list was quite helpful for my project.

*if you know of a lens that needs to be added to the list, please comment at the bottom of the page.

I hope the list is helpful to you as well 🙂 Please let me know if you see any lenses I missed!

Best regards,
-J.D.

Addendum:

I was asked the most common filter sizes for Micro Four Thirds lenses. The answer is 46mm followed by 58mm. Here is the the complete breakdown:

Filter SizeCount
46mm21
58mm11
37mm8
52mm8
None4
72mm3
62mm3
49mm3
67mm3
40.5mm1
77mm1

(scroll down for the complete list)

Hoya 58mm Filters

Hoya 58mm Filters

M43 Lens / Filter Size List

Micro Four Thirds LensFilter Size
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 17mm37mm
Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm37mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 45mm37mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm37mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital II 14-42mm37mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital II R 14-42mm37mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital EZ 14-42mm37mm
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm37mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm40.5mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 12mm46mm
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm46mm
Panasonic Lunix G II 14mm46mm
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm46mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 17mm46mm
Sigma Sigma EX DN 19mm46mm
Sigma Sigma DN Art 19mm46mm
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm46mm
Panasonic Lumix G II 20mm46mm
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm46mm
Panasonic Lumix G 25mm46mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 25mm46mm
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm46mm
Sigma Sigma EX DN 30mm46mm
Sigma Sigma DN Art 30mm46mm
Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm46mm
Sigma Sigma DN Art 60mm46mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 60mm46mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario II 14-42mm46mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm46mm
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm46mm
Kodak 12-45mm49mm
Laowa 7.5mm f246mm (thanks, Craig!)
Kodak 42.5-160mm49mm
Cheenar Fujian CL-Mil5018N 50mm F1.8 M43-mount49mm (new, thanks Paul!)
Sigma Sigma DN 30mm52mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 9-18mm52mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm52mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm52mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm52mm
Tamron Di III 14-150mm52mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 45-150mm52mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm52mm
Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.9552mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 75mm58mm
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm58mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm58mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm58mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 14-150mm58mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital II 14-150mm58mm
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm58mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f4-f5.658mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital R 40-150mm f4-f5.658mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 75-300mm58mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital II 75-300mm58mm
Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f0.9558mm (thanks, Craig!)
Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f0.9558mm (thanks, Craig!)
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm62mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm62mm
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.062mm (thanks, Craig!)
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm62mm
Panasonic Lumix G LEICA DG VARIO 8-18mm, F2.8-4.067mm (new, thanks Joel!)
Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm67mm
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm67mm
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f2.8-4.067mm (thanks, Craig!)
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f2.8 PRO72mm
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO72mm
Panasonic Leica DG Vario 100-400mm72mm
Voigtlander Nokton 10.5mm f0.9572mm (thanks, Craig!)
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 300mm77mm
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 8mmNone
Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mmNone
Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 7-14mmNone
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mmNone
Rokinon/Samyang 7.5mm fisheye f3.5None
Panasonic Body with Olympus Lenses

Panasonic Body with Olympus Lenses

13 comments

  • Clarence M.

    Thanks bro! I had old polarizing filters and wanted to see if they were worth keep for my m43rd gear. They were 🙂 Peace!

  • Aimée Martinez

    Hi
    Thanks a lot for this list!
    I was searching for de Olympus m.Zuiko lens Diameters especially the digital 14-42/40-150/60mm
    I’ve found the digital 40-150 two times on your list, once with 58 and the second with 72…which one is the right one?
    Greetings from Svizzerland

    • Dear Aimée,
      Thank you for your kind words and your great question!

      The Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital Lens uses the 58mm filter
      The Olympus M.ZUIKO 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens uses the 72mm filter

      I hope this helps. Thank you again and have a wonderful rest of the week 🙂

      Best regards,
      -J.D.

  • Paul C in the UK

    Cheenar Fujian CL-Mil5018N 50mm F1.8 native M43-mount lens = 49mm filter thread

    =====
    This is an excellent “portrait” lens giving the “full frame equivalent” of a 100mm F2.8 for depth of field and bokeh and F1.8 for light gathering.

    Mine cost <40.00 last month and is usually on sale at £40-45 on the "Chinese Amazon" shopping site called Ali-Express. It is a full-size, 12 blade aperture, metal-bodied, native M43 mount lens and is NOT one of the ubiquitous minature C-mount Fujian "toy lenses". I bought it to save space, time and loss or rigidity over using an old manual focus Pentax-M SMC 50mm F1.7 on an PK to M43 adapter. I haven't seen an English language review of the Fujian CL-Mil5018N to date (Jan 2019) so I will review it on the MU43 Forum once I have had a month of shooting to learn its ways.

    The Fujian CL-Mil5018N really needs a lens hood ! It is a small lens with the front element right at the front of the lens.

    Can I suggest – we need to remind readers that we need to double the effective lens hood length we need compared to full frame cameras. For this reason my stock of "old film-era 35mm" lens hoods are not optimal as they are too short. So I have been buying a good number of long "telephoto-length" lens hoods for my micro 4/3 lenses. The generic Chinese metal 52mm thread ones on sale for £1.50 to £2.50 GBP have a diameter of 58mm at the open end – and so in most cases, can be reversed over the lens to protect them in the camera bag.

    The generic Chinese collapable rubber ones are also excellent – and I vascillate between the 2 options as to which is best! The deciding factor is what fits best in the camera bag; the metal ones take up less room if you can reverse them over the body of the lens when not in use.

    Bigger hoods are not always better – just fire a flash shot to check that the "pop-up" flash isn't shadowed by the lens good when taking close ups.

    Thanks to your great list I have settled on 52mm as my "default filter size" for my micro 4/3 lenses: and have searched out my expensive close-up, ND and polarizers to fit. Along with that I have got a sackfull of 52mm generic Chinese lens caps and 52mm UK filters.

    UV filters always provoke discussion: I use them as lens protectors in the great British outdoors – I keep a few clean spare 52mm UK filters in my camera bag as it's easier to swop a dirty filter than clean a lens when you are out for the day.

    Remember also – that most mirrorless M43 cameras are happy with LINEAR polarizers; they don't effect the AF as they can do so in mirror SLR cameras where they interfere with the AF capability of semi-silvered mirrors. I find linear polarizers have a stronger image effect than circular ones – and polarizing is one thing that we still absolutely need filters for as there is simply no "Photoshop-Fix" for returning the contrast to images with reflections on wet rocks by waterfalls, waxy leaves or the sea in landscapes.

    Finally – M43 sensors inherently lack the same dynamic exposure range of full-frame cameras. So two square "Cokin-style" graduated ND filters in ND2 and ND4 can be very useful extras in the camera bag to hold back the brightness in the sky that can otherwise overwhelm M43 sensors on sunny days with wideangle lenses.

    ++++
    I am sure that someone out there has one of each of the new wave of interesting and affordable "generic" Chinese and Korean M43 lenses that are suddenly appearing: all those interesting 50mm F1.1s and 35mm F1.4s. Lets hope you get the data emailed in so that you can have the "go-to" online database.
    ++++

    Best wishes to you all – and especially JDH for this very useful website.

    Paul C in the UK

    • Dear Paul C,
      Thank you for the kind words and the EXCELLENT info!

      I am adding the Cheenar Fujian CL-Mil5018N 50mm F1.8 lens to the list right now. 🙂

      Have a GREAT week and please come back to share more insights in the future.

      Best regards,
      -J.D.

  • Paul C

    Dear JD

    Your special obsession is a great resource !

    Today I have flagged it up with a feature on the Micro 4/3 forum: https://www.mu-43.com/threads/filter-sizes-for-micro-4-3.102150/.

    Lets hope you get a rush of new lens data to make this the ultimate “bible” on the subject.

    Best wishes – Paul C in the UK

  • Joel Rushworth

    The list is missing the PanLeica 8-18mm f/2.8-4 with a 67mm filter thread.

  • Rich

    This is a really excellent resource.

    I’m looking to build up my filter collection for my Olympus lenses – can you (or any of the readers here!) recommend particulars filters/ brands that they recommend, and where to buy them at a decent price?

    Many thanks! Rich

  • Craig

    A few more for your list:

    Voigtlander Nokton 10.5mm f/0.95 – 72mm
    Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 – 58mm
    Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 – 52mm
    Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 – 58mm
    Laowa 7.5mm f/2 – 46mm
    Rokinon/Samyang 7.5mm fisheye f/3.5 – None
    Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 – 62mm
    Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 – 67mm

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