[2023 NEW] New frame of Sony-FF clip-in filter L-Pro
Optolong L-Pro is a multi-band broadband filter that can effectively suppress the emission point of light damage while preserving celestial bodies'color and restoring details, which is designed for the Milky Way and continuous spectrum constellations photography.
  • Description

  • Specification

1.Optolong L-Pro Introduction

Optolong L-Pro (L-Professional) filter is designed to improve the visibility of various deepsky objects. By selectively reducing the transmission of wavelengths of light pollutants, specifically those produced by artificial lightings including mercury vapor lamps, both high & low pressure sodium vapor lights and the unwanted natural light caused by neutral oxygen emission in our atmosphere (i.e. skyglow). Together with the highly transparent in main nebula emission lines at OIII(496nm and 500nm), H-beta (486nm), NII(654nm and 658nm), H-alpha(656nm) as well as SII(672nm), the filter is suitable for enhancing the contrast and details for both visual and photograghic purpose at sub-rural area with heavy light pollution.
Unlike other light pollution filter UHC and CLS, L-Pro is multi-bandpass filter which offers better color balance by maximizing the transmission band. The balanced transmission allows astrophotos to be taken with minimal color cast to broadband emission objects such as galaxies, reflection nebulae and globular star clusters. L-Pro is the best choice for light pollution suppression.

Main Use and Performance

Suitable for visual observation and astrophotography.

L-Pro filter has a very low transmission reduction rate against continuous spectrum space objects, and thus is quite effective in suppressing light pollution sources when shooting galaxies, reflection nebulae and globular star clusters. The same holds true for visual star observations.

L-Pro filter alone can suppress infrared wavelength, and thus can be used at ease for “L” image shootings with CCDs.Light pollution filter do not eliminate the effects of light pollution or increase the object’s brightness. In many cases, they increase the contrast between nebula and night sky, not brightening the nebula.

WARNING: The filters of Optolong are not designed for sun observation. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH OPTOLONG FILTER. You would be BLIND if you fail to observe the warning.


2. New Frame of Sony-FF Clip-in Filter Specifications

Raw material optical glass
Thickness 1.0mm
Blocking range 300-750nm
Blocking depth light polluton line blocking>90%
Surface quality 60/40
Surface shape λ/4
Parallelism 30s



3. Spectrum for Reference





4.  New Frame of Optolong Sony-FF Clip Filter

Sony-FF specification L-Pro
Applicable Camera A7M/ A7M2/ A7M3、A7R/ A7R2/ A7R3、A7S/ A7S2/ A7S3、A9
Applicable Lenses Full range of E-mount main and auxiliary lens 

 Due to limit lens resource, we only test the popular lens in market. If any available lens, feel free to contact Optolong customer service staff. We appreicate for your valuab testing information.



5. How to install and remove?


Put the camera body flat, the top of the filter "OPTOLONG" (the magnetic suction is on the back) into the body first (as shown in Figure 1), fixed by hand at the top, and then adjust the filter position, done for imaging (as shown in Figure 2).


Removing the Filter

After putting the camera body flat, use the triangle piece aid to tilt the filter gently (as shown in Figure 1), and remove the filter once it is loosened. Be sure to avoid scratch the lens and the camera!


Video Direction

Kindly click below image to review video about how to install and remove the filter at Optolong YouTube channel



6. Packing: 

Outer Box: silve box

Plastic Box: PP material

Lining: imported high pressure white EVA material

Shipment kit of new frame Sony-FF L-Pro clip: L-Pro filter, Trangle piece and installation instructions



7. New Frame of Sony-FF Clip-in Filter L-Pro Performance

I  Milky Way by Vincent Cheng

Camera : Sony A7s mod Lens : f2 @ Tokia FiRIN 20mm ISO 6400 exp time : 20s by Vincent Cheng





II by Vincent Cheng

Camera : Sony A7s mod Lens : f2 @ Tokia FiRIN 20mm ISO 3200 exp time : 20s by Vincent Cheng





III Comparason image was shot by Arnaud Besancon

All the pictures have been realised with 5D3 Astrodon modded and Samyang 24mm F1,4 at F2, 13s exp. time,3600 isos.

All the pictures are raw,without post-process







IV M42 compare image by Luca Fornaciari Astrophotography





V The Horsehead Nebula©Luca Fornaciari Astrophotography





VI M31 Andromeda by Gary J Palmer

Imaged earlier in the week with a bright moon. 150 x 60 seconds processed in Pixinsight. SHARPSTAR 86mm Quad ZWO 094 PRO in ROI Optolong L-Pro filter Sharpcap




VII Here the final Image of comet 46/P Wirtanen and the Pleiades, shot by Blake Estes.

This imaging run ended up being a marathon that took about 22 hours of processing, using Optolong L-Pro filter for imaging. Its absolutely perfect!


Optolong Sony-FF clip filter available for below camera body:

A7M/ A7M2/ A7M3、A7R/ A7R2/ A7R3、A7S/ A7S2/ A7S3、A9

Applicable Lenses: Full range of E-mount main and auxiliary lens