Enables Use of ND Without IR Pollution, Maintains Color Fidelity

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The Tiffen 43mm XLE Series apeX Hot Mirror IRND 3.0 Filter is a combination of both a hot mirror infrared control filter and a 3.0 neutral density filter. A hot mirror IRND is ideal for HD cameras, which have greater low-light sensitivity and, subsequently, an increased susceptibility to IR contamination. When using a standard neutral density filter to counter the increased light sensitivity afforded by the HD sensor, the effects of infrared pollution become more apparent. This filter combines an ND filter with a comparable IR control filter to eliminate the spill of infrared light reaching the sensor while still maintaining the extra exposure benefits of a neutral density filter. The hot mirror filtration incorporates a dielectric mirror in order to combat the effects of both near and far infrared regions of the spectrum.

This filter is constructed using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass and grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch.

Key Features

  • Infrared control filter helps to block infrared pollution from affecting the colour fidelity of imagery; this enables a wider colour gamut and truer colours, especially noticeable in the darker regions of the image.
  • 3.0 neutral density filter provides a 10 stop exposure reduction.
  • Ideal for use with HD cameras without an integrated infrared-blocking filter.
  • Hot mirror filter blocks infrared pollution from both near and far regions of the spectrum while allowing all visible light to pass.


Hot mirror infrared control / neutral density
43 mm
Filter Factor
3.0 (10 stop)
Helps to balance HD camera's increased low-light sensitivity and susceptibility to red light/IR pollution
Cuts IR at 1180 nm (nanometres)
ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size
43 mm
Front Lens Cap Size
43 mm
Tiffen 43mm XLE Series apeX Hot Mirror IRND 3.0 Filter
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