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LEE Filters 3 x 3" Infrared (87C) Polyester Filter

BH #LE87C33 • MFR #87CP3
LEE Filters 3 x 3" Infrared (87C) Polyester Filter
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LEE Filters 87CP3 Overview

The Lee 3 x 3" Infrared (87C) Polyester Filter will filter out the entire visible spectrum. It is used with black and white infrared films with a sensitivity up to 1000nm.

Lee gelatin filters are available in 3 x 3" (75 x 75mm), 4 x 4" (100 x 100mm).

UPC: 619465012956

LEE Filters 87CP3 Specs

Filter Type
Lee 87C Infrared
Rectangular Size
3 x 3" / 75 x 75 mm
Filter Material
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.015 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.3 x 3.2 x 0.1"

LEE Filters 87CP3 Reviews

Thin 87C IR filter

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-08

Cut this filter down to size to fit a Canon, 8 - 15mm fisheye lens with a filter holder located behind the rear element of the lens and the camera. For use with aa full spectrum modified UV/IR Canon R6.

easy conversion to ir

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-04-30

I used this filter to convert a P&S and a canon 350d to IR. this filter is easy to cut and works great!

3 x 3 Infrared (87C) Polyester Filter

By Kevin_Smith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-12-11

What can I say? Does exactly what it is supposed to. Blocks all visible light and only let's the infrared light in. I like that it is polyester based and not gelatin, makes it much easier to work with. I cut mine up into smaller pieces to modify a couple of cameras to pure infrared and I am very happy with how durable the material is and how pleasing the results were.

awesome filter!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-03-22

Blocked most visible light!

Helps trail camera flash

By Taylor the Hunter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-02-10

I bought this product to block the visible red glow that comes from the IR flash on my Bushnell trail camera. While it works much better than the 87 Filter, it still allows some visible red light through the filter. I would say that it dims it by 50% which is pretty good. I haven't fully tested to see if it significantly reduces the range of my IR flash.

Night Vision!

By ftirduke
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-01-20

I've bought this several times to use in modifying point and shoot cameras for NIR work. The NIR allows the cameras to be used to detect underdrawings in canvas and panel paintings. The thin polyester film is easily cut to the shape of the removed hot filter. It is robust and fits this purpose very well. 87 filter material is also available if you want a cut on more near the visible.

Infrared for less

By Powerg23
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-11-30

Easy to use filter just focus then place filter on the filter holder and thats it just shoot.. Make sure to grab the filter on the sides to avoid finger prints

Blocks out all visible IR

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-08-16

Unlike the regular 87 filter this blocks out ALL visible IR light.

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Has anyone used this in front of a light to get ...

Has anyone used this in front of a light to get an infrared light source? Thinking small home Depot shop lights. They would be hot so I wondered if it might melt the filter.
Asked by: Anonymous
I would not use this on so-called "hot lights." You might be able to use them on LED lights, but those are generally not a good source of IR energy. But they work well on speedlights, which do have a significant amount of IR. They are flexible and you can simply wrap them around the front of your speedlight and tape it in place.
Answered by: Jan
Date published: 2023-01-04

Can this filter be cut? I'm converting a digital ...

Can this filter be cut? I'm converting a digital camera to IR photography, and thinking to cut a piece of this to put in place of the internal filter.
Asked by: David
Technically, this filter could be cut to size, however, if you are trying to have one for an internal filter, I would highly recommend finding one made by a company specifically for your camera. Or get an infrared conversion done as well.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-01-28
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