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B+W 67mm MRC UV-IR-Cut Infrared Lens Filter 486-31974
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Brand: B+W
Type: UV


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Technical Data - B+W 67mm MRC UV-IRC Lens Filter. Model 486 - 31974, (Ultra Violet / Infrared Cut Off with Multi-Resistant Coating)
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B+W 67mm MRC UV-IR-Cut Lens Filter. Model 486 - 31974,
(Ultra Violet / Infrared Cut Off with Multi-Resistant Coating)


The B+W filter manufacturing company was founded in Berlin in 1947 by business partners Biermann and Weber. In 1985 the merger with the Jos. Schneider Optical Works in Bad Kreuznach expanded the B+W line of products with optical filters for science and technology. It also generated significant progress in multi-layer coating systems (MC). As a result, B+W became the first manufacturer of filters in the world to offer the innovative water- and dirt repelling MRC multi-layer coating process, which, in addition to its reflection-preventing qualities is also regarded as being especially scratch-resistant.

The special B+W 486 filter blocks undesirable ultraviolet and infrared rays that may interfere with the image. The filter can therefore be used for video films, digital photography and special technical applications.

It leads to sharpener and clearer images, since without the filter so-called ghost images caused by IR radiation and the relatively high sensitivity of the camera sensors in this bandwidth have a negative influence on image sharpness. Further positive characteristics are greater detail, three-dimensional quality and finer colour gradation. The colours appear more natural.

How does a complex filter such as the 486-type UV-IR barrier filter work? The filter is based on absolutely colour-neutral substrate glass. Like all B+W photo filters, the surfaces of the carrier glass are fine-ground and polished in order to meet the high optical requirements. Several interference coatings are vapour-deposited on both sides. The diagram opposite illustrates the operating principle. The steep rising edge of the B+W 486 ensures that all UV radiation is filtered out while rays in the visible wavelength range can pass through almost completely. The steep falling edge at the transition to the near infrared range blocks interfering longwave radiation.

Note - In contrast to mass-coloured (integrally coloured) filter glass, the UV-IR barrier filter is based on thin-film technology. More than 30 interference coatings are vapour-deposited on one side, while the opposite side is MRC-coated. In wide-angle lenses, the laws of physics lead to shallower incidence angles for peripheral rays. For geometric reasons these rays have to travel further through the interference coatings than rays travelling vertically through the coatings in the centre of the lens. With increasing angle of incidence, this leads to a change in light colour towards blue. This effect can clearly be seen by looking at an UV-IR barrier filter from an angle (as Above). The colour of the reflected light changes, with a similar effect on the light travelling through the filter.

The filter is therefore not suitable for lens systems
with an angle of view of more than 60°.

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