Optolong LRGB Filter Set Review and Unboxing

This article is a review of the Optolong LRGB filters. In the beginning, I bought some basic filters to see if my filter wheel would work and how it would work, but later I upgraded to these Optolong filters to improve the photos I was taking.

These medium range filters are useful for both astrophotography and visual observing, such as picking out details of planets, such as Venus. Since these filters are only threaded on one end, they cannot be stacked. However, this is because they are designed to be used inside a filter wheel rather than being stacked.

They are made of two-millimetre-thick glass, and are relatively par focal, which means there are only minor adjustments to be made from one filter to another. Interestingly, the filters are suitable for deep-sky photography and planetary photography, which made it quite convenient not having to constantly reload the filter wheel.

The filters also have 95 percent light transmission which is quite good obviously you can go better but that will also come with a bigger price tag.

These filters also have built-in infrared blocking and light pollution blocking of sodium light. This is very useful and will knock you back around about 170 pounds now.

While the filters seem to be very good, but the best way to judge whether they are good is to take some photos and then check them out, which is what I have done in this episode.

If you would like to start getting into astronomy, with something simpler, then consider reading my review of the Celestron Firstscope.