Hoya R72, 52 mm Reviews
Product Type: Hoya camera lenses
Description:Model ID Y1IR72052 / Hoya R72 - Filter - infrared - 52 mm / This filter is used for photography with infrared films. Infrared film is also ... more
Hoya R72, 52 mm ... sensitive to ultraviolet rays and the shorter wavelengths of the visible spectrum so it is necessary to filter out all but the infrared rays. R72 passes only infrared rays above 720nm. It is often used in crime detection, medical photography, detection of distribution of vegetation, etc.
Newest Review: ... and lakes but IR works really well in a more urban setting as well. The thing to do, as with most photographic techniques, is ... more
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52mm Infrared R72
Transmits Infra - Red light with wavelength of 720nm or longer.
Last Update 20.12.2013 10:32
Customer Hoya R72, 52 mm Reviews (2)
by - written on 09/03/12 (Very useful, 9 readings)
I'd been using my first DSLR for a while when I stumbled across some images of Infra Red photography and was amazed by the strange perspective it gave of the world. There were 2 routes I could take to start producing shots in IR, first I could dismantle my camera and remove the IR cut filter or use an R72 filter on the front of the lens. Conversion is a permanent option so I bought the lens filter and I have been delighted with the results. The filter is a very, very dark red which blocks out most of the normal spectrum of visible light so when on the camera the viewfinder and LCD screen are useless. This means you have to compose the picture and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/06/11 (Very useful, 14 readings)
When I started to get into photography late last year, I saw some IR photos and thought they looked very cool. Especially ones of snow scenes. So, early on this year, I decided to get myself a lens and try it out. This model is for cameras with a 52mm lens and screws on to the end (check the lens to see if it has threads for this). Don't screw it on too tightly or the thread might get damaged on the camera (at least for superzooms they usually seem to be plastic). When you switch on the camera, don't be surprised to see a blank picture on the LCD. If you are indoors, the light won't be right. They work best outdoors and when the colour settings ... Read the complete review