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B+W 72mm UV/IR Cut with Multi-Resistant Coating (486M)

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Size: 72 mm

High Quality German Filters

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Size:72 mm
Product Dimensions 3.7 x 3.7 x 0.9 inches
Item Weight 1.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B000N8K4KK
Item model number 65-031975
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4.6 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #126 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Filters & Accessories > Filter Accessories
#223 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Filters & Accessories > Skylight & UV Filters
Date first available at Amazon.com June 17, 2003

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Size: 77 mm Verified Purchase
THE FIVE STARS ARE FOR THE BUILD AND QUALITY OF THIS FILTER... BUT YOU MAY NOT NEED IR FILTRATION...

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...

BUT-

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.
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Size: 43 mm Verified Purchase
I'm impressed with the protection that this filter provides, but I should have did a bit more research first. With my lens, this causes a bit of distortion as it is not meant for wide angle lenses. Here is the disclaimer from B+W's website:

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°
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Size: 58 mm Verified Purchase
I have a camera that has no filters in front of the image sensor, this allows me to take Infrared photos. With this filter I can take ful color pictures. I have the best of both worlds.
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Size: 52 mm Verified Purchase
The B+W 486M is an oddball filter that you buy for one of a few different reasons. Some people apparently buy it to clean up a minor degree of infrared contamination under certain circumstances, and I imagine it does pretty well at that. I bought it in the hope that I could take normal color digital photos with an infrared-converted camera. I recently bought an Olympus E-PL5 at a blow-out price, with the express purpose of having it infrared-converted. Actually, I had them put the full-spectrum filter in the camera, so I need to depend on filters in front of the lens for whatever I'm doing. It works great for infrared with #25 red and #87 infrared low-pass filters. But, unfortunately, I don't get normal, realistic results with this hot mirror filter. Outdoors, some objects look fine and others look too red, which is very disconcerting and unnatural. Indoors, pretty much everything is red.

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.
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By temp a skorpio on February 9, 2012
Size: 72 mm Verified Purchase
I love this UV/IC Cut MRC (Multi-Resistant Coating) filter. This is the fifth B+W filter that I have bought. I am always impressed with the precision and glass quality. If you need Professional quality, the F-Pro does not disappoint.

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.
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