Kolari Vision IR Chrome Lens Filter

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The IR Chrome Filter

Bringing the Look of Aerochrome into the Digital Era

This Infrared+Visible lens filter is designed to make your full-spectrum digital camera (wait, what is a full-spectrum camera?) achieve the look of Kodak Aerochrome IR film, straight out of camera, no editing required. Made from a fused glass composite, this filter passes the perfect combination of light to recreate the classic, beloved look of Aerochrome with a full-spectrum camera. This means you can have the Aerochrome look with no editing and no quality loss. In development for over a year, this filter is now ready to enter the forefront of digital IR photography. You can read the story behind the filter and see more examples of it in action here!

Download here: IRchrome RAW Sample Files


  • Anti-reflective (AR) coated to increase light-transmission and reduce flare and ghosting
  • Drastically reduces hotspots
  • Laminated for long term weather durability
  • Fused, dual-glass construction engineered to replicate Kodak Aerochrome IR Film
  • Designed for use with a Full-Spectrum digital camera only!

  • No channel swap or advanced editing techniques required, unlike other IR filters
  • No color fringing
  • No focus offset

*Sony Disclaimer: While this filter is designed to replicate Kodak Aerochrome directly out-of-camera with a full-spectrum camera, all camera models/sensors will have subtle variation and color and results will vary. Sony cameras in particular tend to create images where foliage appears more orange than red. This is easily correctable, and a modest hue adjustment from orange to red in post-processing will create the advertised results.

**Due to the exceptional thickness of the IR Chrome glass, these filters may not be compatible with stacking additional filters or lens caps. If you wish to use the IR Chrome Lens Filter in conjunction with other filters such as a UV, polarizing filter, or ND filter, we recommend putting the IR Chrome Lens Filter at the front of the filter stack.

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Additional information

Weight 0.125 lbs
Lens Filter Size

Mavic 2 Pro, 37mm, 39mm, 40.5mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm, IR Chrome Drop-in Filter for EF-OS R Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter, 4×5.65 Cinema

Return Policy

Lens filters may be returned for a store credit minus original shipping within thirty (30) days as long as they are in mint condition. 20% Restocking fee will apply to all filter returns. Buyer pays return shipping. Refund does not include original shipping charge. We are able to waive this fee if the return is processed as a store credit or exchange.

Lifetime Guarantee

At Kolari, we build our filters to last and have complete confidence in their performance. You will too with our lifetime guarantee against defects. If you find something wrong with your filter, at any time, write us at contact@kolarivision.com. Visit our FAQ section for more information.

International Orders

Do you accept international orders?

Absolutely! For accurate shipping costs, please enter your complete shipping address during the checkout process. Some locations may be subject to a remote area surcharge via FedEx Express. The system will not automatically calculate this surcharge. Please check the following link if your city/zip code is considered a remote area: https://www.fedex.com/content/dam/fedex/us-united-states/services/Zipcodes_OPA_ODA.pdf

If you place an order and your city/zip code is on this list, we’ll reach out to you via email to collect the surcharge.

***We legally can not declare lower values for customs and duties. We ship all of our international orders from the United States.  Please note that we do not collect taxes, duties, or VAT. International customers are responsible for all duties, taxes, and VAT that may be charged by their respective local customs office. You may also be subject to a brokerage charge when you choose FedEx, UPS, or DHL shipping options.***

12 reviews for Kolari Vision IR Chrome Lens Filter

  1. John Loeffelholz

    I love this filter ! ! ! As promised it has amazing color rendition without having to swap channels in post. It’s also possible to use the view finder instead of having to use live view which can be a challenge on a sunny day.

  2. Francois Spenard (verified owner)

    Just received my copy of the IR Chrome Lens Filter, and it performed as expected. No layer swaping, high-quality filter with no distortion. Looking forward to the summer, to really try it out in nature. Also, excellent service from Kolari with good communication. Fast delivery, well packaged, as per description, Triple AAA dealer, recommended!

  3. raph-blanc (verified owner)

    It was a bit long to get mine, but I knew it before buying since Kolari tells everything about production on product page, and gives regular updates. And I must tell I had good interactions with Kolari service when asking for delays: nice and straight answers from William, thumbs up 🙂
    I just played a bit with this filter, sadly it came after all my photographic opportunities for this summer, I should have ordered it earlier, my fault. But after a week playing with it, I can say it gave me good results. I am stunned with colors I got OOC, even if it was not the strong red like in sample shots, more on the orange side. I suspect it comes from a combination of my custom WB and lights I got when shooting (mostly overcast), I just had to play with HSL sliders to correct that.
    This filter broadens the uses of a full-spectrum converted camera. Nice 🙂

  4. Natasha Phillips

    I’ve ordered a few filters from Kolari Vision and every time the customer service and after sales have been exemplary. The response to any queries I’ve had has been instant despite the time difference of being in the UK and incredibly informative and polite, especially from Pat Nadolski, who went above and beyond to straight swap a filter for me despite the difference in price.

    I can only imagine that this high standard also applies to more involved aspects of their company, so if you are thinking of using their conversion service I would highly recommend it.

    I also love how supportive of freelance photographers they are on social media; I have discovered so many different infrared photographers’ amazing work through Instagram and that I wouldn’t have found otherwise. This shows they are not just concerned with profit margins and are run by people who are actually passionate about infrared and ultraviolet photography.

    I will definitely be ordering more from them in the future!

    Thank you Kolari Vision!

  5. Manos (verified owner)

    It took some time for me to get mine, during the quarantine and all that fuss with delivery service, but I can definitely say it was well worth the wait. I simply love the results of this filter. It’s pretty much the one that lives on my full spectrum camera and the images I get are amazing. Highly recommended. Kolari Vision did a magnificent job not only with the filter but with the customer experience altogether.

  6. Nathaniel Butterworth (verified owner)

    As advertised, perfect. Quick shipping. Customer care is A++!

  7. Gregory Ball (verified owner)

    Hi. Order this filter on Sunday 24th jan. it’s now 1100am Thursday morning and I live in Dublin Ireland,and FedEx just delivered the filter. Had a quick try out and wow!!! I am impressed
    Would like to say fabulous service by these guys and will definitely buy off them again.
    Top class service and USA to Ireland in 3 days 👍💯

  8. r (verified owner)

    Outside of simple cropping or things like that I’ve never really enjoyed post all that much. This filter is fantastic in that it makes for some beautiful shots, and doesn’t require any channel swapping or much of anything after the fact. Quality wise it seems well made and fairly sturdy, or at least seems sturdier than other filters I have at that size, at the end of the day it’s still a piece of glass after all. I see mine getting a lot of use especially now even more with summer coming.

  9. Davit Nersisyan

    super excited for the results I got out of Kolari chrome filter on my converted camera, thank you for your great job super descriptive texts and first of all amazing product. wish you the best and bigger achievements

  10. Emmanuel Chasseigne (verified owner)

    The filter works great with my full spectrum converted EOS RP. The resulting images are incredible, there is no need to make a lot of intricate post-process. Only need to adjust the white balance depending on the light. Good work.

  11. Michael Flohr (verified owner)

    Hello Kolari Vision,

    I would like to thank you for the super fast delivery of the IR Chrome filter.

    The filter is absolutely top. It is used on my Fuji XF 10-24mm zoom on a Fuji X-T2 Full Spectrum. There are no hot spot or color fringing. The photos are stunning. It is my fourth IR Chrome filter, but the first for a super wide angle lens.

    With kind regards

    Michael from Germany

  12. Massimiliano Matera (verified owner)

    I love this filter, easy to capture with auto white balance you can get wonderful results even in an image that is usually flat.
    Same effect of the old film!
    I’m amazed!

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