Astronomik L-3 UV-IR Blocking Luminance Filter for Sony alpha 7 Cameras
Astronomik L-3 UV-IR Blocking Luminance Filter for AstroPhotography
Mounted in Clip Filter Cell for Sony alpha 7
We are proud to unveil the new Clip-Filter for the amazing Sony Alpha 7 series!
After a long period of prototyping and developmentwe are now able to offer you Clip-Filters for the amazing Sony Alpha bodies. The filters are held in place save and secure with no stress to the high quality glas and only minimal obstruction in the corners.
These Clip-Filters are designes and optimized to be used with normal lenses and with telescopes as well.
Watch on YouTube!
Instructional Video on YouTube: How to Install and Remove Clip-Filters for Sony Alpha 7 Cameras
COMPATIBLE SONY ALPHA 7 CAMERAS:
- The Clip-Filter are sucessfully tested with all Sony Alpha 7 bodies (7, 7R and 7S in Mk I, MkII and Mk III versions) and the Sony Alpha 9 body
- Sony Alpha 7R IV: Not compatible
- Alpha 58, 68, 77, 99, 6500: Not compatible
- All Sony DSLR Bodies with the A-Bajonett: Not compatible
NOTE: The filters are not suitable for Sony alpha 3000 to 6500 or Sony alpha NEX cameras.
WORKS WITH USUAL SONY LENSES, BUT PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE WHEN INSTALLING A LENS (i.e. if the lens will protrude into the direction of the filter, don't install it... you will break the filter...)
Use Astronomik filters for your Sony Alpha 7 and enjoy marvelous images with an ultra light equipment!
UV and IR cut Luminance Filter type L-3 for digital CCD photography.
Astronomik now offers three different UV+IR blockers as Luminance filters. The different spectral window of each new Luminance filter is designed to tune your setup to get the sharpest image from any optical design and camera.
The Luminance channel is probably the most important one for a great final image! You want as much signal as possible so the filter should have the highest transmission possible with a wide spectral bandpass. This combination provides the greatest sensitivity and gives you the highest photon counts on your pixels. While the high transmission level is a great aspect of the new Astronomik Luminance filters, not all optical instruments or additional optical elements like correctors, field-flatteners or reducers, have perfect colour correction so it can be the width of the spectral band pass of the Luminance filter that can cause problems. A band pass that is too wide will allow the transmission of incompletely focused light (Chromatic aberration), making stars appear soft or bloated. In such cases image processing can become difficult, so having a slightly narrowed spectral window in your Luminance filter can reduce or eliminate this damaging effect.
To give you all the tools to gather the best data possible we have expanded our line of Luminace filters: Now you can select a Lumiance filter perfectly matched to the kind of telescope you use, to get the highest signal and sharpest image for the Luminance channel!
Depending on the color correction of your scope you may use a wider spectral window for the Luminance data. The L1 filter has the widest spectral window, the L2 is about the same as our current L-Filter and the L3 is much narrower.
If you use an optical system that is completely free of any chromatic aberration you should get an L1 filter for your setup. For general use the L2 filter is well suited to most optical systems with a corrector, flattener or reducer in the optical train while the L3 filter is designed for users of refractors with a less-than-perfect color correction and in combination with the new Deep-Sky RGB filters, the L3 filter will minimise the problem of bluish halos around stars.
The transmission curve characteristics and coatings on the new Luminance filters have been designed and engineered in such a way that no halos or reflections will be visible. Even with bright stars in the field of view you will be able to reveal the faintest structures in nebulas or galaxies.
Like all Astronomik Filters, the new Luminance filters are made using an extremely durable and scratch resistant coating, deposited on the finest polished optical substrate, which is free of any striae or internal strains. All substrates are made to exactly the same thickness, so all of our filters are parfocal.
Additional note for observers working under light polluted skies:
If your observing site suffers from light pollution you should try to use our CLS-CCD as a replacement for the Luminance filter. The transmission curve of the CLS-CCD will give you approximately the same amount of energy in all three colour channels while blocking nearly all unwanted arifical light pollution. Customers who replaced the Lx filter with the CLS-CCD are amazed by the increased quality of their data. This small change gives you the opportunity to take much deeper images from your current observing site.