Heliopan Filters

Heliopan combines the best raw materials the industry has to offer with industry leading German engineering and precision manufacture. The results are the High Transmission, Standard, SH PMC filter – circular polarizer, circular polarizer slim, UV-Haze, and Protection filters.

 

The Heliopan Protection filter is precision ground from special clear optically neutral raw Schott glass. This raw glass does not restrict UV or IR and adds no colour whatsoever. The Protection filter design ensures that a sensor can record that maximum range of data available.  Specialized sensor like Achromatic (no UV, IR or RGB filtration) and Wide Spectrum (UV/IR filter removed) can record data beyond the visible spectrum. Using a filter that does not remove UV or IR is essential in these types of applications. If the emphasis is on colour accuracy or sensors are being used that record beyond the visible spectrum the Heliopan Protection filter can provide the required protection of exposed lenses without affecting colour, UV or IR. For maximum protection of open glass elements, the Heliopan Protection SH-PMC filter is recommended. The additional coatings reduce reflection but also repels dust, dirt, and moisture.

Heliopan Protection filters are available with or without SH-PMC coating. The SH-PMC 8 coatings per side, 16 total coatings reduce reflections to 0.2%. Heliopan filters without the SH-PMC coating still have one anti- reflection coating applied per side, 2 coatings total, which reduces reflection to 3% or less.

The Heliopan Protection filter is neutral and pairs well with other filters.  

The Heliopan UV - Haze filter offers lens protection from dust, dirt, moisture and scratches while removing UV and is the most common filter used to protect lenses.  The Heliopan UV SH-PMC Filter is a general use filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight (which can cause outdoor photos to appear hazy and indistinct). The UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses.

Heliopan UV - Haze filters are available with or without SH-PMC coating. The SH-PMC 8 coatings per side, 16 total coatings reduce reflections to 0.2%. Heliopan filters without the SH-PMC coating still have one anti- reflection coating applied per side, 2 coatings total, which reduces reflection to 3% or less.

The Heliopan UV filter is primarily neutral and pairs well with other filters.

The Heliopan Polarizing filters reduce reflections and glare, are a neutral colour and can be used for colour or black and white imaging. In Landscape and outdoor work, gain saturation and density in sky and foliage areas. The Circular polarizer design supports Autofocus and Auto exposure functions on analog cameras, DSLRs and Medium Format Systems. Effective for colour or black and white photography, analog or digital capture. A Heliopan Polarizer reduces the blue haze in a landscape and improves the colour of the sky, by removing much of the haze caused by the scattering of sunlight in our atmosphere. The effect is strongest at a 90° angle to the sun. Heliopan Polarizers are available in slim or standard rims. Slim rims have no front filter thread and standard rims include a front filter thread. The Heliopan Polarizing filter rim is marked with a set of numbers. These calibration markings are particularly useful for setting up the polarizer for the best results.

Heliopan Polarizers are available with or without SH- PMC coating. Heliopan filters without the SH-PMC coating still have one anti-reflection coating applied per side, 2 coatings total, which reduces reflection to 3% or less. The SH-PMC 16 total coatings reduce reflections to 0.2%.