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Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by WERA49, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. WERA49

    WERA49

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    Has anyone used infrared film, or infrared filters with their digital camera? I tinkered with IR film several years ago. I now have a digital camera, Fuji S7000, that I'm going to use for my IR hobby.

    Any suggestions? I'll probably start with a Hoya R72 filter. I've not yet bought it.
     
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    You need to read the specifications of the camera to see if it supports that capability. In my limited technical understanding, there were a couple of cameras that used to support it, but it is very rare. Check this link for relevant discussions on this topic.
     

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    I used both Konica ,Illford and Macophot IR film in 35mm and 120 format with a plain Red filter with good results on bright slight overcast days with handmeter incident readings.

    I also dab with Kodax Hispeed IR but it is more harder to loading and more suspectible to fogging. I would suggest taking a trip over to
    http://www.photo.net and look in the B&W section or search for IR relate threads.
     
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    I believe WERA49 talked about IR with digital cameras.
     
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    Thanks for the link. My Hoya R72 filter should arrive tomorrow or Tuesday. I'm looking forward to using it.

    I'll post again after I have some decent pictures.
     
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    {I believe WERA49 talked about IR with digital cameras.}

    Kinda hard to use FILM in a digital camera don't ya think? ;)

    "Has anyone used infrared film, or infrared filters with their digital camera?"

    wera49, if you do use the IR in std Black&white filn and need a good lab, try the B&W photo services in Prescott AZ. Great pro lab, good prices and quick turn around.

    Also the colored IR film via Kodax is quite impressive. Tricky on getting a good exposure but very nice and quite pricey.
     
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    Since he indicated he tinkered with IR film in the past, and "now" has a digital camera, I assumed, perhaps hastily, that digital was his target.
     
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    By pointing the remote control of your TV at your digital camera lens you can see if your camera can "see" infrared spectrum.
    Both my Canon G5 and my Canon S100 can.
     
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    True. Some see better than others. Ironically, the better cameras don't see as well as some of the cheaper versions.

    For example:
    The Fuji S5000 sees infrared better than the S7000.

    The manufacturers spend the extra money on the more expensive cameras to eliminate UV and IR. People like us try to add it back! ;Q

    My R72 filter arrived today. I'll post pictures when I can.
     
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    I've tried some shots with a Canon G3 & Hoya R72 but haven't experimented enough to get anything interesting. The older G1 is supposed to take great IR shots. And like has been stated; most of the newer digital cameras try to block or filter out the IR wavelengths.


    This site has some basic info.
    http://infrareddreams.com/how_to_shoot_ir.htm
     
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    This is very basic, but still fun.
     
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    I apologize for the lack of creativity. I was so excited that I took pictures of anything close.
     
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    BTW, ....image20.jpg and ....image30.jpg have the same shutter speed and aperture settings. Both shutter speeds are 1.3" at F2.8. This time, I used a tripod.

    You'll see some blur, but that is because the wind was blowing the trees.
     
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    I wasn't aware of that. I stumbled onto this portion of the site by accident. (I may have had the first post, if not the first, a close second).

    I don't understand why I can post pictures elsewhere on GT, but not in this area.

    However, I will still abide by the rules of this area of GT.
     
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    WERA49 -

    The reason we decided (basically I suggested and others agreed it was a good idea) that we not attach files in this forum were two-fold:

    First, we figured there would likely be a lot more pictures in this forum than in other parts of the site and we'd therefore use a disproportionate amount of space to store the data. Second, it would push Eric's bandwidth usage through the roof.
     
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    Do remotely hosted photos with IMG tags affect GT's bandwidth usage?

    I wouldn't think so since the BB software retrieves the image from offsite...

    ETA: I just saw the sticky that I had not previously seen. If I understand correctly, images in posts are acceptable as long as they are remotely hosted?
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    It's the opposite of that. Click on a link to a picture that I posted. That will open another browser window and show the image. That bandwidth is coming from another site. All that is on GT is the text link to that other site.

    I also had not seen the Sticky at the top.