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Hoya 77mm R72 Infrared Filter

BH #HOIR7277 • MFR #B-77RM72-GB
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Hoya 77mm R72 Infrared Filter
Key Features
  • Used for Infrared Photography
  • Blocks Visible Light Up To 720nm
  • Compatible with Most Digital Cameras
  • Can Be Used with Infrared-Type Film
The Hoya 77mm R72 Infrared Filter is a specialized filter used for infrared photography with digital cameras and specialized infrared film. This nearly opaque filter blocks all visible light up to 720nm, enabling recording of subject matter and scenes that are not visible under normal conditions. Due to the nature of infrared photography, the filter factor for this filter is highly variable and depends largely on the ISO sensitivity in use and lighting conditions.
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Hoya B-77RM72-GB Overview

The Hoya 77mm R72 Infrared Filter is a specialized filter used for infrared photography with digital cameras and specialized infrared film. This nearly opaque filter blocks all visible light up to 720nm, enabling recording of subject matter and scenes that are not visible under normal conditions. Due to the nature of infrared photography, the filter factor for this filter is highly variable and depends largely on the ISO sensitivity in use and lighting conditions.

This filter is constructed from high-quality optical glass and is set in an aluminum filter ring to provide increased rigidity and prevention from filter jamming.

Used for infrared photography applications with digital cameras and specialized IR film.
Blocks all visible light up to 720nm for photographing subjects and details that are not normally visible.
Variable filter factor depending on ISO sensitivity and lighting conditions.
Can be paired with colored black and white contrast filters to change the colored or contrast effects with this filter.
UPC: 024066015495

Hoya B-77RM72-GB Specs

Filter TypeHoya R72 (88A) Infrared
Transmission RangeAbove 720 nm
Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.175 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.35 x 3.6 x 0.5"

Hoya B-77RM72-GB Reviews

Great Tool for IR Photography

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-13

Produces very good IR photos and screws on to the camera without binding and resistance. Easy to use and a valuable companion when the subject looks like it would be interesting in IR. There is enough visible transmission so that it is easy to get a good focus.

Blue Tint & Hotspots

By John
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-15

I have used this lens for 2 weeks now with 7 of my Fujifilm XF lens. With this filter, all but one produce hotspots. Almost all of my images show grass as white but trees in a light shade of purple.

New infrared user

By Leslie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-21

I have only used the filter trice but it was very easy to attach and remove. My infrared test shots worked and looking forward to testing the filter further.

Works well on my stock D610

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

I was a little concerned about how much IR light would pass through the in camera filter on my unconverted D610. I have obtained some very nice captures with the Hoya R72 at F8 ISO 100 and exposure times of 8 to 20 secs. There is enough visible light transmission for some color effects using LR and PS. This was a good purchase for my first foray into IR photography.

Adds another dimension to my 590nm converted camera

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-04

This filter works perfectly with my converted mirrorless camera. I was debating between and 590nm 'supercolor' or 720nm conversion of my camera. The 590 conversion provides dark blue skies and gold or white foliage. While a 720 conversion is closer to B&W with very dark skys and bright white foliage. Both are of interest. I decided on the 590 conversion and then bought this filter to try are create the look of 720 images. I am very pleased with the results. Now I can capture both wavelengths and get very high quality images.

Durable construction easy to install fun to use

By thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-28

Well constructed. Easy to install. Fun to use and experiment with. Comes with a durable case. I use it on my Canon R6 with RF 24-105 L lens.

Great, low-commitment way to try out IR (and a quick how-to)

By miss
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-14

This filter works well and as expected. Here's a quick how-to for folks brand new to the medium. There are many (more detailed) tutorials online, but if you just want to make your first image quickly, hopefully this will help. What to expect: With the 720 filter, images straight out of the camera will look dull orange and a glowing, bluish white. You can leave it as is, manipulate the colors to your liking, or process into stunning black & white. SHOOTING 1. Set up. Because most visible light will be filtered out, you'll need to use a long exposure. A tripod is very useful here. (Or set your camera on something steady and secure.) 2. Compose. The viewfinder will be quite dark, so use Live View if your camera has it. If not, try composing and setting the focus before (carefully) screwing on the filter, then press the shutter. 3. Note: Shoot in RAW for the most flexibility. However, if you're just starting out and feel the process bogging you down, JPGs can still give fast, interesting results. POST-PROCESSING 1. First, adjust the white balance of your RAW image to give the best contrast and color adjustment. 2. Apply any other creative editing you like. Have fun!

Works Like a Charm

By Ferris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-29

The R72 is my first foray into infrared, but so far, so good. The filter seems even throughout and the build quality is sound. No complaints.

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Will this work on a Nikon 18-55mm DX VR lens?

Will this work on a Nikon 18-55mm DX VR lens?
Asked by: Dennis
No, the Hoya 77mm R72 Infrared Filter (B&H# HOIR7277) will not fit directly on a Nikon 18-55mm DX VR lens. Nikon has made many lenses of that description, and they require different sizes of filters. Some of them accept a 52mm filter, while others require a 55mm filter. Please see the number on the front of the lens next to the symbol that looks like a circle with a slash going through it. That is the correct filter size for your lens. If the number on your lens is 52 (i.e. 52mm) then the right size filter is the Hoya 52mm R72 Infrared Filter (B&H# HOIR7252): https://bhpho.to/39ZGP24 However, if that number is 55 (i.e. 55mm) then the filter you'll want is the Hoya 55mm R72 Infrared Filter (B&H# HOIR7255): https://bhpho.to/2Vv5c5qHowever, if that number is 55 (i.e. 55mm) then the filter you'll want is the Hoya 55mm R72 Infrared Filter (B&H# HOIR7255): https://bhpho.to/2Vv5c5q
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2021-08-05

How well will this filter work in a snowy ...

How well will this filter work in a snowy environment like Yellowstone in the winter?
Asked by: John
While you can use an infrared filter to photograph snow, snow will still appear white. One issue with photographing in snowy conditions is the sky is normally overcast with clouds. The strongest infrared images tend to occur on clear, sunny days and with lots of foliage in the scene (foliage which is usually absent in the winter). That being said, if you capture images in the snow on a clear, sunny day and there are evergreen trees/bushes or other plants/trees that still have visible leaves that reflect infrared lighting, you would get dramatic images in these circumstances. Typically, when using the R72 infrared filter, the blue color of the sky will be darkened, while green foliage, like trees and grass, will appear in snow-like tones.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-07-04

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I was planning on shooting both in color and B&W in raw format and was wondering what type of a result i will get in color mode?
Asked by: Anonymous
A RAW color image shot with an infrared filter will produce a yellow/red image with blue foliage.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2021-01-05

Will this filter work with a Canon 5D Mark II and ...

Will this filter work with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Fuji XT-3?
Asked by: Joel
The filter would not mount on the camera directly. This is designed to mount on the lens. Whether it fits would depend on what size filters the lens takes.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2020-12-03

would this work with a canon EOS 70D camera with ...

would this work with a canon EOS 70D camera with a 100-400mm L ii lens? How about a Canon 10-18mm lens?
Asked by: David
Since I am not a Canon shooter, I can't test either your 70D or lenses. Some lenses create "hot spots" when shooting in infrared especially when stopping down or when using a filter that filters most of the visible light (for example 830 range). After a little research from several infrared conversion companies, your 10-18mm should be ok. I don't have any data for the 100-400mm. No one knows what causes the "hot spots" that are usually located in the center of the frame. Some think that they are caused by either internal reflections within the lens or between the lens elements. You could always try the filter with your body and lenses. Return the filter if it is creating hot spots for you. Happy shooting!
Answered by: Eric M.
Date published: 2021-09-05

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will this work on D3200?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Hoya IR filters will work with the D3200.
Answered by: Glenn N. Slik Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Please help! I havs sony a7s. I dont know how these work. Does 680nm have more color than 950? I see there are diff colors. higher number means ?
Asked by: Krys
The number in this case is the wavelength. Visible light (ROYGBIV) is from 390 - 700 nm. The R72 is 720 nanometers, which is in the near infrared range. The higher the number, the further into the infrared range it is. With infrared photography, you really should shoot RAW and process your images. It's pretty cool, but rather involved. You can google life pixel and also An In-Depth Guide to Infrared Photography for more information if you are interested.
Answered by: Gayle N.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Have anyone tried this lens with Rollei 400 Infrared film? If so, what adjustments of ISO/exposure need to be applied?
Asked by: Maciej
I used a 77mm R72 IR filter on my Nikon D700, but with ordinary film. I had to dramatically increase the exposure time because that filter is so dense. I was making 15 to 30-second exposures to get a proper image. On a digital DSLR, film is cheap :) so don't hesitate to experiment with even longer exposures until you get the effect you want.
Answered by: Alex V.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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