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Infrared Filters

A filter to remove visible light and only pass infrared light in different wavelenghts.

Known filter products:

The Kodak Wratten 87, 87A, 87B, 87C

Inexpensive gelatine filter. 87A and 87B are no longer produced.

87 starting at 750nm, 87C at 800nm, 87B at 850nm, 87A at 950nm

The Hoya R72

High quality filter starting at 720nm, which includes some visible light.

The Hoya RM90

High quality filter starting at 900nm

The Hoya RM100

High quality filter starting at 1000nm

The M&K 1000

High quality filter starting at 1000nm

The M&K 093 and 095

starting at 830nm

The Home Made Filter

There has been several reports that using exposed and developed film works as an infrared filter.

The theory is that the film goes jet-black thus blocking visible light but allowing infrared to pass.

The home-made filter typically begins transmission at around 710-730nm

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