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B+W 52mm UV/IR Cut 486M MRC Filter

B&H # BW486MC52 Mfr # 66-014688
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Product Highlights
  • Interference Filter Passes Visible Light
  • Provides Relief from UV/IR Radiation
  • Reflects Unwanted Wavelengths
  • Ideal for Use with CCD Sensors
  • Counters Un-Sharpness and Color Shifts
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Rugged Black Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 52mm UV/IR Cut 486M MRC Filter is an interference filter designed to reflect and break up wavelengths on both sides of the visible spectrum (infrared and ultraviolet) in order to gain a more pure transmittance of the visible spectrum. The filter is completely colorless and is comprised of thin layers with varying thicknesses, similar to a multi-coating. By utilizing this method of construction, unwanted UV and IR radiation is not absorbed but rather repeatedly reflected in order to affect and skew the wavelengths in order to provide a steep cutoff between spectrums.

This filter is mainly used with digital and video cameras with a CCD sensor without an internal IR protection filter. A CCD sensor is especially prone to infrared radiation that can result in color shifts and un-sharpness. These effects are due to chromatic aberrations from lenses which are only corrected for visible light that offer no protection to non-visible wavelengths. In the visible range, the transmission curve is very high and straight for a clear, abrupt separation between the visible and non-visible ranges of the spectrum. Since it is optically clear, there is no need for exposure compensation.

The Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) is both an anti-reflection coating as well as a protective surface. It helps to increase light transmission by reducing reflections, scattered light, and ghosting. Additionally, it offers greater protection to the filter substrate and stays cleaner for longer than uncoated filters.

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. They feature a brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention. Due to its construction and coating structure, this filter is not suitable for wide-angle lenses with an angle of view greater than 60°.

Interference filter reflects and breaks up wavelengths on both sides of the visible spectrum.
By reflecting the UV and IR spectrums, a more pure transmittance of the visible spectrum is possible.
Designed mainly for use with CCD sensors as they are more susceptible to infrared radiation, which can cause un-sharpness and color shifts.
Optically clear filter requires no exposure compensation.
Multi-Resistant Coating offers both protection to the glass and helps to improve light transmission and image quality.
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type UV/IR cut (interference)
Size 52 mm
Grade 486
Filter Factor 1 (0 stop)
Multi-Coated Yes, MRC (Multi-Resistant Coating)
Effect Reflects and breaks up IR and UV spectrums for greater, more pure transmittance of visible spectrum
Application Designed for use with CCD sensors
Construction Schott glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
B+W 52mm UV/IR Cut 486M MRC Filter
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    B+W52mm UV/IR Cut 486M MRC Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • UV protection (3)

      Reviewed by 4 customers

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      5.0

      one of the best

      By johnsankey

      from Ottawa Canada

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • High cost

        Best Uses

          Comments about B+W 52mm UV/IR Cut 486M MRC Filter:

          This is a filter for digital cameras that have had the internal UVIR-cut AA filter removed. It's one of the best for flatness of in-band pass and out-of-band cut, with a clean sharp transition between the two.

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          3.0

          UV cut not great

          By Zymikus the Rocklight photographer

          from oregon

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Inconsistent Effect

          Best Uses

          • UV Protection

          Comments about B+W 52mm UV/IR Cut 486M MRC Filter:

          Nicely made but the UV attenuation isn't real good. Also there is noticable effects when light enters at an angle since it is an interference filter.

          I still need to use another UV filter with it.

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          5.0

          Great quality, finish and packaging

          By Steve

          from NYC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • IR correction Leica M8
            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about B+W 52mm UV/IR Cut 486M MRC Filter:

            Useful on Leica M8 with some faster lenses, such as the Voigtlander 50/1.5 Nokton. This is how I am using mine.

            Firm fit, nice size and weight.
            No issues.

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            5.0

            Excellent filter!

            By carlito

            from Bloomfield Hills, MI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Filter Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about B+W 52mm UV/IR Cut 486M MRC Filter:

              Very nice filter. A definite must for any lens on the M8

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