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Infrared Filters

B+W Infrared filter - the special filter for extreme contrasts. With the B+W Infrared filter, the existing residual sensitization can be exploited for experimental black-and-white photos with high contrasts.

Green leaves and grasses are reproduced from bright to white. A "wood effect" with dramatic contrast between clouds and sky can be achieved.


Tips and Tricks

  • The IR-effect occurs in bright light only

  • Define focus first, then screw on the filter

  • Consider IR-engraving on the lens (if existent)

  • Select small stop

  • Determine right exposure time with test series

  • Use tripod due to long exposure times

Please note

  • Check the IR-suitability of your camera first: To do this, just point the IR-remote control at the camera and press any function key. If the monitor of the camera shows a white light spot, this means that the camera sensor has got enough sensitivity left. 

  • IR-photographs need to be edited with a post processing application: Convert the photograph into black-white mode and use the automatic contrast or - to obtain an even better result - increase the contrast by using the histogram.




Without filter


With B+W Infrared 093 filter


With B+W Infrared 093 filter

Converted to Black and White


Without filter


With B+W Infrared 093 filter


BASIC 092 IR Dark 695

The not-so-strong infrared filter does not block the complete visible light spectrum and enables recording with visible and invisible IR components. The black and white contrasts are not as high.

Coating: uncoated
Diameter: 37, 39, 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 60, 62, 67, 72, 77


BASIC 093 IR Black 830

The B+W 093 infrared filter blocks the entire light spectrum. It therefore appears almost black and captures the pure IR range without visible red. It enables image results with extreme contrasts.

Coating: uncoated
Diameter: 37, 39, 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 60, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 86, 95

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