B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter

B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter

B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter

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B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter

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  • UV and Infrared Control Filter
  • For Digital Cinematography, Still Photos
  • 1x Filter Factor, No Exposure Change
  • Blocks 88% of Ultraviolet Light at 380nm
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • Blocks 95% of Infrared Light at 700nm
  • Use with Multi-Stop ND Filters
  • Prevents Infrared Light Pollution
  • Maintains Appearance of Dark Areas
  • Helps Preserve Color Accuracy
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The B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter is an ultraviolet and infrared control filter that is useful for digital cinematography as well as still photography. While recording video with a CCD or CMOS camera, multi-stop neutral-density filters are used to maintain proper exposure by compensating for increased light levels when widening the camera lens's iris to obtain a narrower depth of field. As the increased amount of light passes through multi-stop neutral-density filtration, visible light is progressively blocked, while infrared light is allowed to pass through. As the proportion of infrared light that reaches the sensor of a camera being used for digital cinematography becomes greater, the results can show unwanted color shifts, particularly in dark areas of the frame such as shadows where the appearance of black is dominant.

When the B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter is applied, 88% of ultraviolet light waves are blocked at 380 nanometers along with 95% of infrared light waves at 700 nanometers, helping to ensure that light falling on a digital camera sensor is limited to the visible spectrum. When used along with multi-stop neutral-density filters while recording with a digital sensor, potential infrared color shifts are prevented or minimized, preserving color accuracy throughout the frame. This filter may also be used to help ensure that the appearance of unwanted blue casts is reduced while recording digital video or still photos under daylight that also features intense ultraviolet light.

The front surface of a B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter includes thirty layers of interference coatings which allow it to limit the light that falls on a digital camera sensor to the visible spectrum. When combined with a wide-angle lens, lower-frequency wavelengths of visible light associated with yellow, orange, and red colors passing through the filter and along that lens type's curved edges can be impeded in a significantly greater degree than higher-frequency wavelengths of visible light associated with blue and violet colors. This can result in an unwanted cool cast along the edges of an image taken with a B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter and a wide-angle lens. To avoid such color shifts along the edges of an image when using this filter, it is recommended not to be used with lenses that are intended to provide an angle of view greater than 60°.

Eight layers of anti-reflection coating are included on the rear glass surface of this B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter. This Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) prevents internal ghosting and reflections, offers protection to the filter substrate, and helps its rear surface to stay clean for longer than with uncoated filters.

B+W filters are constructed from Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. The B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter features an F-Pro brass filter ring for durability and jamming prevention, as well as 46mm front filter threads that allow it to be paired with other filter types. When in use, but not combined with another filter that provides a specific effect, it is recommended to place a clear, protective filter over the B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter to prevent damage to its front interference coatings.

88% of ultraviolet light waves are blocked at 380 nanometers, before which they are further removed, reducing bluish cast of daylight when recording video or still photos.
95% of infrared light waves are blocked at 700 nanometers, after which they are progressively eliminated.
Useful with CCD or CMOS sensors to filter out infrared light pollution that cause color shifts frequently associated with high-definition recording with multi-stop neutral-density filters.
Does not require adjustments to exposure while in use.
Thirty layers of interference coatings on front surface limits light that falls on a digital camera sensor to the visible spectrum.
Multicoated rear surface prevents internal ghosting and reflections.
Constructed from Schott glass for optical clarity.
F-Pro brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
46mm front filter threads allow use with other filters to protect front surface or combine with other effects.
Plastic case for storage and transport.
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B+W 46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter
  • Filter Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Filter Type Ultraviolet and infrared control
    Size 46 mm
    Filter Factor 1 (0 stop)
    Effect Reduces unwanted blue casts when used under daylight; prevents or minimizes unwanted color shifts when using multi-stop neutral density filtration with digital cinematography cameras
    Construction Schott glass
    Rear Thread 46 mm
    Front Filter Thread Size 46 mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 46 mm
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    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.598 x 2.598 x 0.63"
    46mm UV/IR Cut MRC 486M Filter is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why buy the Leica version? I also have the Leica UV/IR filter on another lens and this much less expensive B+W works just as well in the shooting I have done. I will use the B+W for any future such filters for my M8 lenses.
    Date published: 2010-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great on m8.2 Used on Leica M 35mm Summilux and 90mm Elmar. The IR cut filter reduces the M8.2's sensitivity to the near IR wavelength. There is no vignetting from the filter rim.
    Date published: 2010-03-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value As a Leica M8 user an IR filter is recommended for most types of shooting; this is a whole debate in itself. The brand options for such filters, in most sizes, are primarily B+W or Leica. The B+W are considerably cheaper than the Leica offering and I have been pleased with their performance/durability to date. That said, I have no experience with the Leica filters.
    Date published: 2014-09-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am satisfied very much. As you know,Leica M8 needs UV/IR filter to get an appropriate color. This B+W filter has effects that is similar to one of the Leica chastity. In a better thing ,the design is excellent and the price is reasonable.
    Date published: 2010-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST FOR LEICA M8.2 A MUST FOR LEICA M8.2 AND M8 OF COURSE, As these versions doesn't come with infrared blocking/adjusting system yet. M9 does! And B+W makes exceptional quality for all their filter ranges.
    Date published: 2011-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Filter My digital camera doesn't correct for UV or IR. This made all the colors show up perfectly. I'm very excited.
    Date published: 2013-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great quality looks like expected... good deal!
    Date published: 2011-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Quality Very good service from B&H! Thx
    Date published: 2018-03-11
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