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Hoya 72mm Infrared R72 Filter

by Hoya
4.7 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews

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72mm
  • Type: Infrared
  • Size: 72mm
  • Grade r72
  • Effect passes only infrared rays above 720nm
  • Application nature, scenics: Often used in crime detection, medical photography, detection of distribution of vegetation, etc.
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Product details

Size: 72mm
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm ; 68 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 82 g
  • Item model number: 1112
  • ASIN: B0000AIS3D
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Nov. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Size Name:72mm

Hoya 72mm Infrared RM72 Lens Filter.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Size: 58mm
This is great. We bought this brilliant little filter to take on a photography course in 2008. It not only inspired the pro photographer to get back into infrared photography, but it's been great fun for us too. Be aware that you need to compose your shot completely manually - exposure, focus, etc, as the filter appears completely black so the camera can't focus or do anything through it. You'll also need a tripod, as the exposure needs to be longer to allow the infrared light through. Depending on the conditions this could be between 5 and 20 seconds. On a bright sunny day 5 to 6 seconds is more than enough. You can shoot in colour or black and white mode. Infrared makes some realy interesting alternatives to photographing almost any subject that isn't moving, but I think it's at its best for green foliage to create the appearance of heavy snow in the middle of summer. Excellent value for money. You won't be disappointed. Have uploaded some photos to illustrate but they're not displayed in the right order! To get the best idea view as colour, infrared colour then infrared colour conversion. There's also an infrared black and white but of a different subject. Should give you an idea of what's possible anyway.
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Size: 58mm
I bought this filter to use with my Canon 450D SLR camera. I have only been using it for black and white photos so far but I have been very impressed by the results.
I word of advice though. You MUST use tripod as I have been using 20, 25 and 30 second exposures with a low ISO (preferably 100). Sadly the weather has been poor with overcast skies and the greenery of the trees and grass rather lacking, it is January after all!
Can't wait for the summer when the infrared will look stunning.
I have been tweaking my photos on iPhoto to increase the contrasts and exposure, the pictures are looking pretty cool.
I am a complete novice to this kind of photography but I am impressed with the results.
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By L. Otto VINE VOICE on 27 Aug. 2007
Size: 67mm
Infrared photography is intense, yes there are long exposures to deal with but the results are mindblowing. This is an excellent piece of well built glass that will serve for many years I am sure. I've had only good results and despite the opaqueness, the optical quality is astounding. highly recommended.

WARNING: Do not look directly at the sun, even through an infrared filter, although it is darker, it will still burn your retina and may lead to blindness. I just wanted to add this in, maybe it saves someone's eyesight. : )
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Size: 52mm
Hoya 52 Infrared R72 generates excellent Infrared pictures..Quality is very good..I have Nikon D50..It makes great ir photos with this filter.. Also Nikon D50 autofocus works perfectly with Hoya Infrared 72.. The colour of this filter is very dark red..looks like black..if you look at the viewfinder you see nothing.. just it's black..An exposure adjusment between +1 / +3 is necessary for good histogram value.. Please use tripod, it is essential with this filter because of long shutter speed as much as 3 second by f11 or f16 values.I recommend remote control but self timer also is ok on the tripod. this filter has 720nm wavelenght..You will be very happy with it.. it worths the money you spend..
OGUZ EREL NORFOLK UK
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By D Deacon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Sept. 2009
Size: 58mm Verified Purchase
Works as claimed. On my Samsung GX20 DSLR it requires a very long exposure to get any sort of image and focus is guesswork but hyperfocal helps. My Canon G9 does better and can take a shot at a reasonable shutter speed using a tripod. The surprise for me is that my Canon HG20 camcorder will video in IR with ease. I'll try to catch me a few aliens who are apparently visible in infrared range; funny that I thought they were green not red...
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Size: 58mm Verified Purchase
Iam a camera novice so using an IR filter was at first a disaster. After a couple of days its down to quite hard and getting better. The filter comes in its own protective container which is where it will stay when not in use. Its surface feels slightly rough and I have the feeling it needs to be treated with extra care. I am quite pleased with it and am thinking about getting one with a higher light blocking factor.
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Size: 52mm
Bought this for some infra red photography on my Nikon D60.

A lot of information says that certain cameras (like the D60) will not work correctly with this filter, as the camera itself blocks too much infrared light. Works fine for me, you just need a tripod and a 20sec+ exposure, just make sure you've set the white balance up.

Recommended for anyone who wants to experiment with infrared. Excellent filter.
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Size: 52mm Verified Purchase
Works great with older Nikons eg my trusty D40 autofocusses and is almost usable handheld with speeds of 1/20 being possible on sunny days. Newer models eg D90 must have much better ir blockers as shutter speeds in the same conditions are more like 25 seconds. I tried a borrowed panasonic G series too and that is a job for even longer exposures.
If you have a previous generation dslr in the cupboard then this is a good way to get proper ir looking pictures with very little outlay and just a bit of effort with a tripod/release.

Makes you go "WOW" at pictures of places you have seen a million times before so cant be bad!
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