This B&W 40.5mm 486 Digital UV/IR Blocking Glass Filter has a completely colorless glass carrier coated with a number of extremely thin, partially reflecting layers with precisely computed thicknesses, similar to MC coating (multi-coating).
The B&W 486 Filter is not an "absorption" filter. It interferes with unwanted UV and IR radiation which affects the wavelengths of both ends of the visible spectrum. The disruption occurs when these two variables scatter between each other and cause a drop-off effect.
• Used mainly on digital and video cameras with CCD sensors without an integrated IR protection filter, because the IR sensitivity of the CCD sensor would otherwise cause color changes and unsharpness.
• That unsharpness results from the chromatic aberration of the lenses that are only corrected for visible light.
• In the visible range, the transmission curve is very high and straight.