Best infrared filter for D800E?

Started Jan 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joseph S Wisniewski Forum Pro • Posts: 34,130
Curious, which 18-55?

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

Thanks for that reply.

You're welcome.

I looked up Life Pixels website and it said the same thing. The lens is the 18-55mm on a Fuji XE1 and a Sony RX100.

Which 18-55? I use an old 18-55 AF-S because it's the least hot-spot prone "normal zoom" zoom I own. Then again, it's a DX lens, not much help on the D800.

On the D800E I have several lenses so I will experiment.

That's always fun.

Oh, and I made a minor error in my earlier reply. Avoid both the B+W 091 and the 092. The 091, as Ropa pointed out, is a Wratten 29 equivalent, totally useless on digital unless you've had the camera's IR cut filter removed, or you specifically want a strong 670nm centered deep red shot. The B+W 092 is not, as people often assume, a Wratten 89b equivalent, like the Hoya R72. It cuts off at a slightly shorter wavelength, letting enough deep red in to totally screw your picture.

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