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Hoya 49mm R72 Infrared Filter

BH #HOIR7249 • MFR #B-49RM72-GB
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Hoya 49mm 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 49mm 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-49RM72-GB Overview

The Hoya 49mm 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: 024066015426

Hoya B-49RM72-GB Specs

Filter TypeHoya R72 (88A) Infrared
Transmission RangeAbove 720 nm
Circular Size49 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet49 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.3 x 2.8 x 0.55"

Hoya B-49RM72-GB Reviews

Hoya is the golden standard for IR

By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

I've been using the Hoya R72 filter for years and have always been happy with the results. It renders wonderful infrared images for both false color and B&W, capable of mimicking 850nm images if shot and edited correctly

Lots of fun

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-09

easy and great long exposure results on an unmodified Canon EOS M50

Used filter

By Chai Meng
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-06

The filter I received is opened & used item ! As I’m an international customer, it’s not possible to return for a full refund.. This is my first order with B&H & I don’t think I’m will order anything expansive like camera lenses lest I was given displayed set or returned set. Please stop this practice of sending used item to customers

Great Filter

By PixelMike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-19

This filter is great. Be sure to set your white balance in camera for best results once you screw this filter on. (You can also set it using grass so that your leaves and all greens turn out white.) I've had great results using this.

does what it says

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-28

I bought this filter to shoot infrared with a Fuji x100s camera, and it does the job. Build quality is great, and you can't beat the price when comparing it to other infrared filters. An inexpensive way to give infrared a shot.

DIY Convert to Infrared

By tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-04-15

I used this filter to convert an old Canon Rebel to an infrared only camera. I disassembled my Rebel, remove the glass over the Rebel's sensor and replaced it with a segment of this filer. Thus blocking all but IR light to the sensor. The viewfinder looks the same as before, but the sensor only sees IR light. Removing the glass element from the lens ring was straight forward. The retaining ring was doing a fine job of holding the element in place for normal use, but I was able to remove the glass element without damage. I was able to use a standard glass cutter on the filter to cut the size needed for the Rebel's sensor. The glass element is solid and sturdy and allowed me to make cuts where needed. The glass took the punishment of tapping to break at the score without damage to the rest of the glass. No flaws found. The infrared is a new experiment for me. I am happy in the way this filter work in this respect. I found the filter solid and would not hesitate to use it on the front of a lens if that is your purpose.

When you need the real thing, pay for the real thing

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-06

I have both this Hoya R72 and less expensive made-in-china generics. If one wants a true 720nm cutoff, this or other name brand is the one to get.

Repurchase

By Walter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-27

Replaced one that was accidentally broken while protecting the lens from any damage. I like the nano version of these filter because the water just repels off the surface.

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Would this filter work with an unmodified Canon EOS 80D?
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I have it on my Ricoh GRIII, unmodified, and while it's not tack sharp and requires exceptionally bright light and steady hands, I like the results very much.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2022-05-26
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