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Kolari Vision launches new EOS-R drop in and clip filters

Kolari Vision has launched two new products for the Canon RF mount.

First, they now offer new clip in filters for the EOS R,RP and R5/R6 and are I believe, the first North American company to produce clip-in filters as they are based out of New Jersey.

For those with legacy lenses out there, secondly they now offer drop in filters for the Canon drop-in filter mount adapter. This now makes the drop in adapter and the 16-35mm F4L look quite compelling for me.

From Kolari Vision about their drop in filters;

The unique, class-leading optics you’ve come to expect from Kolari Vision are now available to fit Canon’s next-generation form factor. Our  Drop-in filters bring you our Infrared, Ultraviolet, Neutral Density, IR/UV Cut, and IRchrome glass to Canon’s new R lens adapter system. Machined from solid aluminum with wide grip and lanyard attachment point for lightweight durability, ease of use, and user customization. Our attachment system provides the exact pressure needed to make swapping filters intuitive and easy while never shaking loose on their own. All of our filters are coated with AR/AS coatings for increased transmission, reduced reflections, and easy cleaning. The IRND filters are built on an ultra strong Gorilla Glass substrate.

Filter Options:

  • 2-stop IRND
  • 4-stop IRND
  • 5-stop IRND
  • 10-stop IRND
  • 15-stop IRND
  • 20-stop IRND
  • 590nm Infrared
  • 665nm Infrared
  • 720nm Infrared
  • IRchrome
  • UV Bandpass
  • UV/IR Cut Hot-Mirror
  • CPL

Our filters are thickness matched to minimize focus shift, EXCEPT for the IRChrome, and UV Bandpass. These two filters need to be thick by design, which can reduce macro focus range, and can reduce corner sharpness on wide angle lenses. In our tests the effects were fairly minor, however.

About the Clip-in filters;

We’re excited to introduce our new R mount clip filters as well! Compatible with the R adapter, or native RF lenses, these can be used to add rear filtering to RF lenses, or two layers of filtering when paired with the R filter adapter. The clip filter can be used to quickly change the effective spectrum of a full spectrum camera or naked camera, bringing it from visible light to infrared, or other.

With the clip filter, we are launching a specially calibrated naked camera that will have optimized focus for when a clip filter is installed. Our aim is to bring the modularity of a professional video camera to the RP, R, R6, and R5 cameras. Kolari clip filters are designed to have a similar thickness to the original OLPF so that corner sharpness is not degraded. Initially, we are offering the clip filter in Clear, Hot Mirror, UVIR Cut/H-alpha, 550, 590, 665, 720, and 850nm IR filters. Eventually, we plan to offer fine-tuned filters for different shooting scenarios, such as anti-aliasing filters, night sky filters, underwater filters, low light filters, and other filters you would use if you were shooting video systems like the RED camera. Available to pre-order now!

Filter Options:

  • 590nm Infrared
  • 665nm Infrared
  • 720nm Infrared
  • 850nm Infrared
  • UV/IR Cut Hot-Mirror
  • UV/IR Cut H-Alpha
  • Clear Filter

I have personally found Kolari Vision filters to be top notch - I use them extensively for IR photography and have done so for the last 5+ years.

Check out Kolari's product pages for the drop-in filters, and the clip filters for more information.

 

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