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Hoya 52mm Infrared R72 Filter

4.7 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews
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Size Name: 52 mm

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Size: 52 mm
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 g
  • Item model number: Y1IR72052
  • ASIN: B0000AI1FZ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Feb. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
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Size Name:52 mm

Used for photography with infrared films. lnfrared 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 RM90 passes only that above 900nm. Often used in crime detection, medical photography, detection of distribution of vegetation, etc. In ordinary photography with infrared film or infrared color film, the Y(K2), O(G), R(25A) and other filters can also be used to change the contrast or color effect.

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Size: 77 mm Verified Purchase
It's a bit expensive but it's a top quality infrared filter. I was at first pondering getting one less expensive but sometimes they don't always do as good a job and some of them only claim to be IR filters but are basically just visibly red. This does allow a tiny bit of deep visible red through but only when looking at direct sunlight. Certainly worth the investment for infrared enthusiasts. Attached image is my first attempt at infrared imaging with this filter, probably not the best I could do but it showcases the results.
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Size: 58 mm Verified Purchase
First time i have used one ,and gave me pretty much the outcome i was expecting,with a bit of editing to the jpeg file.Have not had much chance to use it at moment,but as far as i can see it works best with the green foilage,leaves etc,making them look white in black and white images.As for shooting in colour ,it will need more editing to get the best out of the image.
For the price and as i will only use it occasionally,a good buy.
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Size: 52 mm Verified Purchase
The filter filters out light below a wavelength of 720nm. It's great for having a go at Infra Red photography, and has worked very well on my Canon Eos-M camera. As others have said, you need to use a tripod as the exposures are long - I've varied between 5 and 30 seconds depending on light, aperture, and ISO.
As my camera won't focus due to the image being too dark, it's been a case of framing the photo with the camera on a tripod, manually focussing, then carefully attaching the filter and taking the shot.
You need to read up on the web about how to process the images for best results, but the filter is definitely very good, and allows some sharp pictures. Do a search on "Infrared" on photography forums like Talk Photography.
Another forum member reported that they tried a cheaper filter and had major issues with uneven exposure across the frame, but when they bought the Hoya filter this completely resolved the issue.
I've always tended to use Hoya filters and as ever, this one doesn't disappoint.
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Size: 52 mm 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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Size: 62 mm Verified Purchase
A very effective filter which does the imaging process very well .I just wish the other aspects of infrared photography were as easy.
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Size: 58 mm
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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Size: 77 mm Verified Purchase
GREAT
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By L. Otto VINE VOICE on 27 Aug. 2007
Size: 67 mm
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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