B+W 58mm UV Black (403) Filter

B+W 58mm UV Black (403) Filter

B+W 58mm UV Black (403) Filter

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Product Highlights

  • Blocks Visible Light, Passes UV A
  • Used in UV Reflection Photography
  • Forensic and Fluorescence Photography
  • Rugged Black Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass
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The B+W 58mm UV Black (403) Filter is a specialized filter used to block visible light while allowing UV A radiation (320-385nm) to pass through. This filter differs significantly to the more well known UV filter, which does the opposite by blocking UV radiation. The UV Black filter visibly appears completely black and is used in combination with specially sensitized films for applications such as forensic photography, material research, and fluorescence photography. Depending on the illumination and materials being used, the filter factor ranges from 8 to 20 (3 to 4.3 stops).

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. They feature a brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention.

Used for ultraviolet reflection photography in forensics or material research applications.
Can be used as a filter for a UV-emitter when working in fluorescence photography.
Depending on applications and materials being used, the filter factor ranges from 8 to 20 (3 to 4.3 stops).
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
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B+W 58mm UV Black (403) Filter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    B+W 403 specs

    Type UV black
    Size 58 mm
    Grade 403
    Filter Factor 8-20 (3 to 4.3 stops)
    Effect Passes UV A radiation and blocks visible light
    Application Forensic and other specialized photography requiring specific UV filtration
    Construction Schott glass
    Front Filter Thread Size 58 mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 58 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.701 x 3.701 x 0.866"

    B+W 403 reviews

    58mm UV Black (403) Filter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from scientific filter This filter is for scientific purposes or experimental photography. It cuts out all visible light, but, and that's important, as far as I tried, it lets through the infrared light. Since the CCDs and CMOSs are sensitive to IR and UV, they have a cutout filter for these radiations, so, in order to use this filter for UV photo, one must use both a cutout IR filter and the 403 UV filter.
    Date published: 2012-07-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not convinced yet This filter appears to pass a lot of IR light as well as UV. Putting it on my full spectrum converted camera, I get similar results to IR, but several stops darker.
    Date published: 2012-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Using the filter with an IR modified K7 (clear conversion with hot filter removed). The filter is very dark, but using live view allows for composition. Handheld shots are possible in good lighting conditions, though it did take a moment to find the proper combination for good exposure due to the file factor.
    Date published: 2010-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for full spectrum camera owners. If you own a full spectrum or converted camera, and you have already mastered the art of infrared, you owe it to yourself to explore the unique world of ultraviolet. This filter blocks out all visible light and allows in only UV, which causes very dramatic colour effects. If you enjoy getting technical, or want to try something very different, this filter is something you will get alot of enjoyment from.
    Date published: 2012-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Filer Very nicely crafted. Worth every cent. Using it for UV photography with my nikon FM2....so far so good! Highly recommended!
    Date published: 2012-01-03
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