Kolari Vision’s new clip-in filters for the EOS R5 & R6 live between your lens and sensor

May 18, 2021

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Kolari Vision’s new clip-in filters for the EOS R5 & R6 live between your lens and sensor

May 18, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Kolari Vision has announced a new set of clip-in magnetic filters for the Canon EOS R5. They mount inside the camera body in front of the sensor but behind the lens. It’s compatible with native RF mount lenses or when using the EF to RF adapter. Kolari initially announced the clip-in filter system for the EOS R system last September.

Now, though, it’s finally here. There are two types of filters available. One fits the EOS R, R5 and R6. The other is for the EOS RP. Both are available in various flavours, designed to work with cameras converted to full-spectrum (seeing both IR and UV, as well as visible light). The filters allow you to cut the range back down to see just the wavelengths you want.

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The benefits of such a system over regular screw-on filters are fantastic. Firstly, as with screw-on filters you don’t have to choose whether you want your camera converted for only infrared or only ultraviolet. You can have both. Just get your sensor to see everything and block what you don’t want with the filter. But filters such as these offer a unique benefit over screw-on filters.

With clip-ins, you don’t need to buy filters for all of the different lens diameters you own. And, yeah, sure, you could just buy the largest size and use step-up rings for the rest, but what about ultra-wide lenses like the various 14-24mm f/2.8 lenses out there that you can’t use a screw-on filter with? These clip-in filters also mean you don’t have to constantly swap that filter from one lens to another as you swap out lenses, either. Not to mention lenses like the Canon Dual fisheye lens, where you would typically need two identical filters.

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The system works, as you can see in the video above, by sticking a magnetic mount inside the opening of the lens mount. This then allows you to quickly and easily attach the various filters which are held on by that magnet.

Kolari Vision’s clip-in filters are available to pre-order now for $130 in various wavelengths, including 590nm, 665nm, 720nm and 850nm, full-spectrum clear, UV/IR Cut (for when you want to shoot just visible light), and neutral density in a range from 1 to 20 stops. Versions are available to fit either the Canon EOS RP or the Canon EOS R/R5/R6.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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