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Hoya 52mm RM-72 Infrared Filter
List Price: $72.25

Our Price: $32.00

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Product Description

This filter is used for photography with infrared films. Infrared film is also sensitive to ultraviolet rays and the shorter wavelengths of the visible spectrum so it is necessary to filter out all but the infrared rays. R72 passes only infrared rays above 720nm. It is often used in crime detection, medical photography, detection of distribution of vegetation, etc.

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Customer Reviews:

  • Great Filter and low cost
    Great filter for digital Infrared photography. It doesn't block out all visible light if that is what you want, but if you're going to go into that level of infrared it would be better just to get your camera modded for IR photo as the ir filters in most cameras would make it virtually impossible to take pictures in a timely, under 30 second manner....more info
  • Great filter!
    I really enjoyed this filter - recently used on a nikon d40 i got some really interesting results. I recommend this for anyone interested in trying out IR photography, i found the whole process surprisingly easy. this filter's optics were very clear and gave great results, i cant wait to try it again...more info
  • Inexpensive IR for the masses!
    This works very well on my Nikon D40 and kit lens. I can almost hand-hold this but it does require about a 1/2 second shutter on a clear sunny day so a tripod is preferred. After taking a picture you will need to do some post processing with software like Gimp and a RAW editor. There are plenty of good free ones out there. Take your pictures in RAW mode and after you download them to your computer in your RAW editor set the white balance to a green item in the picture. Then swap the red and blue channels. This will allow for a blue sky with all the flora appearing a ghostly white color. For more instructions Google for "IR workflow".

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  • Great IR filter
    This was my first foray into IR photography. I use a Olympus E-500 digital SLR, and am very pleased by the results that I have gotten with the RM-72 IR filter. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good basic IR filter....more info
  • A success for digital IR
    Works quite well for digital infrared photography, where more IR restrictive filters would result in insanely long exposure times - provided the camera is sensitive enough to use them at all. Haven't yet used it for film IR, but I can certainly recommend it without reservation for those thinking about it for digital IR. ...more info
  • Hoya R72 Lense
    Perfect lense for my D40x Nikon camera, pictures turn out great with it! I really recommend this lense!...more info
  • On My D60
    I use this on my Nikon D60, it works quite well, make sure you read up on how to take IR pictures though, otherwise you'll just end up with a bunch of red pictures. If your interested in trying IR photography, you might as well get this filter, works great for such a low price. ...more info
  • Great Filter At A Low Price!
    I use this filter with my Nikon D60 and it does a super job on IR pics. If you are new to IR photography, this is the filter for you! FYI, I shoot it in bright daylight using the same 90 degree rule you would use with a polarizer. Generally, I set the camera on manual, close down the aperture to about F22, set the white balance to auto, set the shutter speed to 30 seconds ( yes, 30 seconds, so you need a tripod ), ISO to 1600, pre-focus with the IR lens off, lock the focus, then take the pic. At 30 seconds, you're going to want a less breezy day, but the long exposure gives you those wispy, eerie, clouds. You're going to get a REALLY red image, but that's ok, you can tweak it in PS or iPhoto or even the viewnx program that comes with the D60. You can manipulate the hues and saturations, contrasts and tints in these programs to get your desired effect. I don't think you really need a more expensive IR filter when this one works just fine.............more info
  • Does exactly what it's supposed to
    This is my first IR filter and honestly, it does exactly what it's supposed to. The images come out very clear. The quality definitely feels solid, typical Hoya quality. The only wish I had was that it came with some sort of travel case, but that's OK. All in all, a solid investment that I'm glad I paid for....more info