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Canon EF lenses listed by filter size

What other lenses can you use your filters with?

Most lenses take screw-in filters at the front, whilst a few of the larger telephoto lenses require rear mounted filters.

The shortest lenses [EF14, EF14 mk2, EF15mm (FE) and EF8-15mm (FE) ] only accept gel filters at the very rear of the lens. These need cutting to shape.

The Canon TS-E17mm with its protruding front element cannot be used with any normal size filter.

The TS-E 24mm (72mm filter) and TS-E24mm mk2 (82mm filter) both take front filters, but these need to be very low profile if the lenses are to be used at full shift. TS-E45mm (72mm filter) and TS-E90mm (58mm filter) can be used with filters

Canon zoom lenses with EF mount

Focal length Aperture Launched Filter size
35–70 mm f/3.5-4.5 1987 52mm
28–70 mm II f/3.5-4.5 1988 52mm
35–70 mm f/3.5-4.5A 1988 52mm
35–80 mm PZ f/4-5.6 1990 52mm
80–200 mm II f/4.5-5.6 1990 52mm
35–80 mm f/4-5.6 1992 52mm
80–200 mm f/4.5-5.6 1992 52mm
35–80 mm III f/4-5.6 1995 52mm
38–76 mm f/4.5-5.6 1995 52mm
55–200 mm II f/4.5-5.6 2003 52mm
200–400 mm f/4 2013 52mm rear
35–105 mm f/3.5-4.5 1987 58mm
50–200 mm f/3.5-4.5 1987 58mm
70–210 mm f/4 1987 58mm
100–300 mm f/5.6 1987 58mm
100–300 mm f/5.6 1987 58mm
35–135 mm f/3.5-4.5 1988 58mm
50–200 mm f/3.5-4.5 1988 58mm
100–200 mm f/4.5A 1988 58mm
35–135 mm f/4-5.6 1990 58mm
70–210 mm f/3.5-4.5 1990 58mm
100–300 mm f/4.5-5.6 1990 58mm
28–80 mm I f/3.5-5.6 1991 58mm
75–300 mm II f/4-5.6 1991 58mm
28–105 mm f/3.5-4.5 1992 58mm
35–105 mm f/4.5-5.6 1992 58mm
28–80 mm II f/3.5-5.6 1993 58mm
28–80 mm III f/3.5-5.6 1995 58mm
75–300 mm f/4-5.6 1995 58mm
28–80 mm f/3.5-5.6 1996 58mm
28–80 mm IV f/3.5-5.6 1996 58mm
22–55 mm f/4-5.6 1998 58mm
28–80 mm II f/3.5-5.6 1999 58mm
28–80 mm V f/3.5-5.6 1999 58mm
75–300 mm III f/4-5.6 1999 58mm
28–105 mm II f/3.5-4.5 2000 58mm
28–105 mm f/4-5.6 2002 58mm
90–300 mm f/4.5-5.6 2002 58mm
28–90 mm II f/4-5.6 2003 58mm
90–300 mm f/4.5-5.6 2003 58mm
28–90 mm III f/4-5.6 2004 58mm
70–300 mm f/4.5-5.6 2004 58mm
70–300 mm f/4-5.6 2005 58mm
24–85 mm f/3.5-4.5 1996 67mm
70–200 mm f/4 1999 67mm
70–200 mm f/4 2006 67mm
70–300 mm f/4-5.6 2010 67mm
20–35 mm f/2.8 1989 72mm
28–80 mm f/2.8-4 1989 72mm
80–200 mm f/2.8 1989 72mm
35–350 mm f/3.5-5.6 1993 72mm
28–135 mm f/3.5-5.6 1998 72mm
28–200 mm f/3.5-5.6 2000 72mm
28–200 mm f/3.5-5.6 2000 72mm
20–35  mm f/3.5–4.5 1993 77mm
28–70 mm f/2.8 1993 77mm
70–200 mm f/2.8 1995 77mm
17–35 mm f/2.8 1996 77mm
100–400 mm f/4.5-5.6 1998 77mm
16–35 mm I f/2.8 2001 77mm
70–200 mm f/2.8 2001 77mm
24–70 mm f/2.8 2002 77mm
17–40 mm f/4 2003 77mm
28–300 mm f/3.5-5.6 2004 77mm
24–105 mm f/4 2005 77mm
70–200 mm II f/2.8 2010 77mm
24–70 mm f/4.0 2012 77mm
16–35 mm IS f/4 2014 77mm
24–105 mm STM f/3.5-5.6 2014 77mm
100–400 mm II f/4.5-5.6 2014 77mm
16–35 mm II f/2.8 2007 82mm
24–70 mm II f/2.8 2012 82mm
8–15 mm f/4 2010 gel

Canon EF prime lenses

Focal length Aperture Launched Filter size
300 mm f/2.8 1987 48mm rear
200 mm f/1.8 1988 48mm rear
600 mm f/4 1988 48mm rear
400 mm f/2.8 1991 48mm rear
500 mm f/4.5 1992 48mm rear
1200 mm f/5.6 1993 48mm rear
400 mm II f/2.8 1996 48mm rear
28 mm f/2.8 1987 52mm
50 mm f/1.8 1987 52mm
50 mm f/2.5 1987 52mm
135 mm
(SoftFocus)
f/2.8 1987 52mm
35 mm f/2 1990 52mm
50 mm II f/1.8 1990 52mm
40 mm f/2.8 2012 52mm
300 mm IS f/2.8 1999 52mm rear
400 mm IS f/2.8 1999 52mm rear
500 mm IS f/4 1999 52mm rear
600 mm IS f/4 1999 52mm rear
400 mm f/4 2001 52mm rear
200 mm f/2.0 2008 52mm rear
800 mm f/5.6 2008 52mm rear
300 mm IS II f/2.8 2010 52mm rear
400 mm IS II f/2.8 2011 52mm rear
500 mm IS II f/4 2011 52mm rear
600 mm IS II f/4 2011 52mm rear
400 mm II f/4 2014 52mm rear
24 mm f/2.8 1988 58mm
100 mm f/2.8 1990 58mm
100 mm f/2 1991 58mm
85 mm f/1.8 1992 58mm
50 mm f/1.4 1993 58mm
28 mm f/1.8 1995 58mm
65 mm f/2.8 1999 58mm
100 mm f/2.8 2000 58mm
24 mm IS f/2.8 2012 58mm
28 mm IS f/2.8 2012 58mm
100 mm f/2.8 2009 67mm
35 mm IS f/2 2012 67mm
50 mm f/1.0 1989 72mm
85 mm f/1.2 1989 72mm
200 mm f/2.8 1991 72mm
20 mm f/2.8 1992 72mm
135 mm f/2 1996 72mm
180 mm f/3.5 1996 72mm
200 mm II f/2.8 1996 72mm
35 mm f/1.4 1998 72mm
50 mm f/1.2 2006 72mm
85 mm II f/1.2 2006 72mm
300 mm f/4 1991 77mm
400 mm f/5.6 1993 77mm
24 mm f/1.4 1997 77mm
300 mm IS f/4 1997 77mm
24 mm II f/1.4 2008 77mm
15 mm
(fisheye)
f/2.8 1987 gel
14 mm f/2.8 1991 gel
14 mm II f/2.8 2007 gel

EF-S lenses

Focal length Equiv. FL (x1.6 crop) Aperture Version Launched Filter size
10–18mm 16–28.8 mm f/4.5–5.6   2014 67mm
10–22mm 16–35.2 mm f/3.5–4.5   2004 77mm
15–85mm 24–136 mm f/3.5–5.6   2009 72mm
17–55mm 27.2–88 mm f/2.8   2006 77mm
17–85mm 27.2–136 mm f/4–5.6   2004 67mm
18–55mm 28.8–88 mm f/3.5–5.6 I 2003 58mm
I (Japan) 2003
II 2005
II (Japan) 2005
III 2011
IS 2007
IS II 2011
IS STM 2013
18–135mm 28.8–216 mm f/3.5–5.6 IS 2009 67mm
IS STM 2012
18–200mm 28.8–320 mm f/3.5–5.6   2008 72mm
24mm 38.4 mm f/2.8 STM 2014 52mm
55–250mm 88–400 mm f/4–5.6 I 2007 58mm
II 2011
IS STM 2013
60mm 96 mm f/2.8   2005 52mm

EF-M lenses

Focal length Equiv. FL (x1.6 crop) Aperture Launched Filter size
11–22mm 17.6–35.2 mm f/4–5.6 2013 55mm
18–55mm 28.8–88 mm f/3.5–5.6 2012 52mm
55-200mm 88-320 mm f/4.5-6.3 2014 52mm
22mm 35.2 mm f/2 2012 43mm

Step rings for filters

Larger filters can be used with a reducing step ring. Sets of stepped rings are widely available, making it easy to test new filters.

It's better to use a single ring for the exact size you want, such as the 49-62mm below, since the further ahead of the lens that the filter is placed, the greater the likelihood of vignetting.

lens filter adapter rings

Just make sure that if you are looking for a set of such rings, you get 'step-up' ones for using larger filters, such as these from Amazon:
Fotodiox 7 Metal Step Up Ring Set, Anodized Black Metal 49-52mm, 52-55mm, 55-58mm, 58-62mm, 62-67mm, 67-72mm, 72-77mm

Whilst you can use smaller than required filters, for a lens, you are very likely to get vignetting, especially at full aperture.

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