B+W filters make it easy for both enthusiasts and professionals to create spectacular infrared images
Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) July 9, 2008
No longer the domain of a select few artistic, scientific or technical photographers, amazing infrared images can now be created by virtually anyone using Schneider B+W Infrared Filters and the right digital SLR.
"B+W filters make it easy for both enthusiasts and professionals to create spectacular infrared images," said Barry Rubin, Schneider Optics' Director of Sales and Marketing. "By providing B+W 092 and 093 Infrared Filters in sizes from 19mm to 77mm they can be used with a wide variety of lenses."
The B+W IR 092 Filter is nearly opaque, and creates infrared images that also include a portion of the visible red spectrum, resulting in dynamic infrared/pure red images. The completely opaque B+W IR 093 Infrared Filter blocks the entire visible spectrum, resulting in pure infrared photographs without the visible red component.
With digital infrared photography, it's possible to see your infrared image on the camera's LCD monitor both before and immediately after taking the shot.
Choosing the right digital camera:
Professional versions of some digital cameras have a built-in infrared blocking filter to improve standard image quality. While most consumer-grade digital cameras allow infrared photography, a few also include an infrared blocking filter, so if you intend to shoot infrared images, it's important to check first with the manufacturer before purchasing a digital camera.
To learn whether or not the digital camera you own now can capture infrared images, point a television remote directly at your camera's lens and push any of the remote's buttons. If you can see a light coming from the remote through your camera's LCD, your camera can see and capture infrared images. On cameras without "live view," you must capture the image to see if the light from the television remote is visible.
Available for a full range of lens diameters:
B+W 092 and 093 Infrared Filters with screw-on mounting rings are available in thirty-three different sizes between 19mm and 77mm to fit virtually any lens. Many specialty mounts are also available.
The B+W difference:
B+W filters are made to the same high technology standards used in the production of the world's finest lenses. They are diamond cut from German Schott optical glass, then precision ground, polished and tested to the finest lens quality to ensure flatness and parallel thickness. This meticulous process ensures that every B+W filter is free from color aberrations and internal flaws. B+W MRC multicoating eliminates reflection and flare, while B+W Slim Line filters for wide-angle lenses eliminate vignetting caused by ordinary filters.
About Schneider Optics:
Schneider Optics is a leading manufacturer and distributor of photographic equipment. It provides the world's highest quality photographic optics, including world-renowned Schneider filters for motion picture and television production, Schneider photographic lenses and accessories, B+W filters and Century video lenses and accessories.
For more information contact Schneider Optics, Inc., 285 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, New York, 11788, USA. TEL: 631 761-5000; FAX: 631 761-5090; EMAIL: bw @ schneideroptics.com, or visit http://www.schneideroptics.com.