Hoya 52mm R72 Infrared Filter

Hoya 52mm R72 Infrared Filter

Hoya 52mm R72 Infrared Filter

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  • Used for Infrared Photography
  • Blocks Visible Light Up To 720nm
  • Compatible with Most Digital Cameras
  • Can Be Used with Infrared-Type Film
  • Optical Glass and Aluminum Filter Ring
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Hoya B-52RM72-GB overview

  • 1Description

The Hoya 52mm 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: 024066015433
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Hoya 52mm R72 Infrared Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya B-52RM72-GB specs

    Type Infrared
    Size 52 mm
    Grade Approx. 88A
    Filter Factor Variable (depending on ISO sensitivity and lighting conditions)
    Effect Blocks visible light up to 720 nm
    Application Infrared photography
    Construction Optical glass and aluminum filter ring
    Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.386 x 2.835 x 0.315"

    Hoya B-52RM72-GB reviews

    52mm R72 Infrared Filter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great infrared I have been curious about infrared photography but converting a whole camera was too much of a permenant conversion to take the internal filter out. But after playing around with it, I did produce some very nice images with my nikon d80. A note for people trying this setup in mind: get the ISO as low as possible and use a custom white balance. Overall a very affordable way to infrared photography.
    Date published: 2008-10-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter! I have never used a filter on my digital camera before so I was nervous and hesitant to try it out. After reading up on how to use it properly and the pros and cons of everything I gave it a whirl; and have to say I love it! Great quality even with a standard Nikon D40 with no special lens or added features. Takes a bit of practice with exposure and not moving the tripod when putting the filter on, but its worth it. My only thing is that I do have to continuously place and remove the filter from my camera so I can compose and get the right exposure set up. But the effort pays off during tweaking in photoshop to get the false colors! Definitely reccomend!
    Date published: 2012-11-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hoya RM72 (Infrared) filter with D300 My first infrared filter for a digital camera. A baby step. I could have spent more on a longer wavelength filter, but this one seemed like a great comprimise. I have a Nikon D300, but for infrared I largely use Nikkor-A lenses (Non-CPU - from my F body). The filter and camera work as advertised! Will probably resurrect the F body and try the filter with it (just for chagrins..). Kodak used to make an infrared sensitive Ektachrome. It will be interesting to see how Normal film reacts. Sensitometry in that range is usually pretty weak.
    Date published: 2008-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Infrared photos with the X-Trans Sensor. I am getting great results using the Hoya R72 Infrared filter with a Fujifilm X Pro 1. The X-Trans sensor is quite sensitive to Infrared and will allow hand held shots with decent depth of field and reasonably low ISOs using this Hoya filter to block out visible light. The X Pro 1 has no trouble auto-focusing with the filter in place. The filter seems very well made.
    Date published: 2013-11-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Depends on Your Camera I recently bought this filter thinking I would get those amazing pictures you see of IR photographs.I was unaware that my Nikon D5000 was not as sensitive to IR as some other cameras. I have to use long exposers of up to 30 seconds even on bright days. Which I dont like because it blurs the clouds. Also with my camera not being as sensitive as other cameras I dont get great detail and contrast. Also with the blur of clouds it hard to match up a color picture and IR. I would not recomend this or any IR filter unless you have a camera with a high enough sensitivity to IR light.
    Date published: 2010-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for non-converted camera! I purchased this lens filter because I didn't want to buy an infrared converted camera or have any of the cameras that I currently own converted to infrared. I was pleasantly surprised to get the results that I wanted after using this filter and a little post production between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. This filter is great for those who enjoy doing Infrared photography of landscapes once in a while. You have to manually focus the camera BEFORE you put the filter on. You need to have the camera on a tripod. You're going to have to set the aperture and shutter speed yourself. I can't recommend any particular settings because it all depends, but the slower the shutter speed, the better. If infrared photography was the main type of photography that you wanted to do, I'd say just buy a converted camera. If you're interested to try it, I highly recommend this filter as an introduction.
    Date published: 2014-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for great IR shots I used this filter with Ilford SFX 200 film and got some great infrared shots on a sunny day. I think the filter lets 720 nM and greater wavelengths pass through. I calculated the f stops reduced by the filter as 5 so this gave me a calculated ISO for the SFX film as 6 and that worked fine. Perfect for landscapes but any leaf fluttering in the wind came out blurred. The Wood effect (bright areas in green fopiliage) was moderate with the SFX film.
    Date published: 2018-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Filter! I have a Nikon D80 and used this for some test Infrared Images, I set my white balance took the shots and it was wonderful. Although it is winter a lot of the trees are bare but I got a few good shots. Overall a good filter, easily recommended.
    Date published: 2009-01-29
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