About Us

The Heliopan filter company was founded in 1949 by Martin Summer in Gräfelfing-Munich

Heliopan has been creating hand-crafted photographic filters for nearly 70 years. Whether for analog or digital photography, we offer a wide assortment of products that often cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Each bespoke filter is made exclusively from Schott Glass for superior optical quality and is fitted into brass filter mounts for unparalleled durability.

We believe extraordinary is more than just a word. The perfection we seek and the attention to detail we crave can be found in every filter we make allowing you to produce images of the highest quality. Welcome to Heliopan. Perfecting on perfection since 1949.

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Introducing the First-Ever Filter Replacement Warranty!

Things break. And when they do, the cost to replace them is never pleasant. Heliopan UV and Protection Filters are meant to always be on your lens. They help protect your lens from damage. We want to protect you and your investment.We are pleased to offer a one-time replacement warranty for any UV or Protection Filter.

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Featured Products

UV SH-PMC Filter

Absorbs UV light and reduces bluish cast of daylight. Clear filter provides no additional coloration or contrast, allowing you to pair this filter with others.

Slim Circular Polarizer

Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.


Variable Gray Neutral Density 6x

It has no effect on color balance and permits you to capture images such as the rushing movement of a babbling brook or the swirling chaos of city traffic.

Neutral Density 10x (3.0)

Since wider apertures are possible, your depth of field will also be minimized as a result when shooting portraits you will be able to achieve more separation between your foreground and background.

Slim High Transmission Circular Polarizer SH-PMC

It will pass 99.8% of the light passing through it with only a 1-stop loss of light and with no color change to the image


Digital Filter

It blocks ultra-violet radiation as well as IR rays. The result is improved color separation and reproduction with digital cameras. It is a necessity with artificial light for best digital results.


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