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B+W 72mm UV/IR Cut with Multi-Resistant Coating (486M)
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- Brass Ring for higher Quality Image
- Highest possible polishiing technique
- World's best optical glass
- New thinner Pro mount. No vignetting
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Top Customer Reviews
I shoot with a canon 7D and specifically bypassed the L series glass for the superior Carl Zeiss older (leaded glass) lenses. Among these are a 35mm Jena fleck, a 50mm planar and a 35mm-70mm (OM Zuiko).
Because I primarily shoot video and work within an incredibly unforgiving 8 bit color space, I want my in-camera footage as perfect as possible. The contrast of older German glass is beautiful and this filter preserves all of the deep, rich blacks.
I did an incredible amount of research and testing, and was going to commit to Tiffen filters (primarily because of Shane Hurlbut's line of WATER WHITE nd filters made for neutral color casts).
B+W filters are without question the sharpest, most neutral, and well built filters I've used. They are the only filter I will foreseeably buy...
I purchased this filter after research done about ccd sensors and their IR software filtration that leaves a slight blue cast on images. The UV/IR filter is supposed to correct for that, but I found that it definitely left a slight warm-tone that was not accurate to true-to-life.
I custom white balance everything.
The B+W UV HAZE filter works perfectly for me, NOT this filter. Perhaps it is because the blue color shift affects ccd sensors more than cmos sensors (Canon 7D has a cmos)?
But I'm not sure about this and must further research...
All-in-all, the B+W UV Haze filter is the best filter I have used for my work.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WIDE-ANGLE LENSES.
Please note however that, in contrast to mass-colored (integrally colored) filter glass, the (486M) UV-IR cut filter is based on thin-film technology. More than 30 interference coatings are vapor-deposited on one side, while the opposite side is MRC-coated. In wide-angle lenses, the laws of physics lead to shallower incidence angles for peripheral rays. For geometric reasons these rays have to travel further through the interference coatings than rays traveling vertically through the coatings in the center of the lens. With increasing angle of incidence, this leads to a change in light color towards blue. This effect can clearly be seen by looking at an UV-IR barrier filter from an angle. The color of the reflected light changes, with a similar effect on the light traveling through the filter. The filter is therefore not suitable for lens systems with an angle of view of more than 60°
I found another option that works better. Kolari makes an IR-cut filter that has a strong blue color. If I custom-white-balance on a gray or white card through it, the results aren't bad. The Kolari filter also doesn't have the problem with wide-angle lenses that the B+W has, because it works through absorption rather than reflection. But, like the B+W, it works better outdoors than indoors. Filtering IR seems to be tricky business.
This filter is obviously an extremely high quality item and it definitely cuts IR to some extent. But if you are looking for a simple and complete replacement for the internal UV/IR filter that was originally installed in your camera, you may be disappointed.
Just wanted to share my experience in the hope that it will help someone else.
Recently, my wife and I purchased a Rodenstock for her Canon L series lense, because the retailer in Palo Alto was out of B+W in a 77mm. The Brodenstock satisfies, but this new B+W pleases. This is an excellent investment to protect you expense professional series lenses. The glass is perfection, and the brass fits perfectly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
does not work with wide angle lens ,bizzar colors on fringes of frame!!Published 12 months ago by pat warwick
The best filters money can buy. If you have a fine less and want to protect it, this is the way to go.Published 14 months ago by Ricardo Villagran
It worked as advertised. The accurate machining on the threads assures that I won't have a filter that gets jammed on the front of a lens. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jim Withrow
Very good IRUV filter for DSLR cameras allmost you use the camera for video (shutterspeed 50fps). I use it with a gh4 an some Zeiß an Nikon lenses. Read morePublished 17 months ago by christof wagner