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Webmonkey
09-05-2005, 02:31 AM
Hello everybody :-)


I am (hope) very close to buying a Nikon dSLR, but after seeing some samples of IR photography in all its beauty, I have become curious of what is needed to get started doing IR photography??


Is it really possible to do IR without modifing the camera?

nwpoland
09-05-2005, 08:49 AM
I wanted to read some more about IR photog. after your post and came across this link that was interesting (for me anyway). Thought maybe you'd like to take a gander...he talks about filter options to add to your existing equip. to get your foot in the door....

http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Photography_Techniques/Infrared_Photography_01.htm

Might also just google "IR Photography" and you'll get a myriad of resources to comb through.

Thanks for the post...gives me something to check out seeing as though you can add filter(s) to existing lenses...just didn't know that before.

Warin
09-06-2005, 04:45 PM
As I understand it, converting a Nikon DSLR to do IR photography requires some surgery on the camera, making it useful for only IR photography.

I am going to shoot some IR film in my 120 TLR, as soon as I can find a 30mm filter that will work.

Webmonkey
09-06-2005, 06:00 PM
As I understand it, converting a Nikon DSLR to do IR photography requires some surgery on the camera, making it useful for only IR photography.

I am going to shoot some IR film in my 120 TLR, as soon as I can find a 30mm filter that will work.



Hi thanks for your input.

If "surgery" is really required - I am not interested :D

But latel, I have been reading about a certain Hoya R72 filter (is the R72 the product name???).

mrshaase
09-06-2005, 06:12 PM
This link is on Gary Fong's Website and it shows how to build your own IR camera by altering a point and shoot digital Nikon Cool Pix 950 or 990 Thought you might be intrested.

Gary Fongs Site (http://digitalphotographers.infopop.cc/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=9196015511&f=7756007511&m=28710275311&r=86210761511#86210761511)

Benoit G.
09-09-2005, 08:45 PM
The D70 is sensitive enough to IR so it's not necessary to convert it. Of course exposure will be longer but without converting it, you can still use it for regular photography. Simply put an IR filter on the lens. Most popular seems to be the Hoya R72 filter.

D70FAN
09-09-2005, 08:52 PM
Or you could use post processing like the psuedoir plug-in for Photoshop.

http://www.cybia.co.uk/pseudoir.htm

nwpoland
09-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Or you could use post processing like the psuedoir plug-in for Photoshop.

http://www.cybia.co.uk/pseudoir.htm

That's cool! And it's free??!!

vipros
10-02-2005, 07:50 PM
Hi thanks for your input.

If "surgery" is really required - I am not interested :D

But latel, I have been reading about a certain Hoya R72 filter (is the R72 the product name???).

No, no surgery at all :)

IR-Shooter
05-24-2006, 03:43 PM
Hi,
I'm new here, but just thought I'd let you know that the Nikon D50 takes a pretty good infrared image (even with the kit lens). I've just put together a small, but growing infrared website www.infrared-photography.co.uk (http://www.infrared-photography.co.uk) should anyone care to take a look.

eduardofrances
05-25-2006, 11:22 AM
a tripod, a Hoya IR 72 filter, and patience :) I have taken quite a few shots with IR and the D50 works wonders :)
there are certain things you need to know

YOu cant see a thing with the IR filter in the lens, so you have to compose and focus before putting the filter, Manual focus your subject or composition, then switch to AF, dont touch the shutter button, put the filter on the lens, and switch back to AF :) now you can press the shutter button!! (this method avoids to loose focus while you are putting the filter)

You need a tripod (better if it is sturdy), since you are blocking visible light, and only allowing IR spectrum to enter the sensor your expositions will be long (f/8 1 sec in midday in a sunny day)

Shoot in raw :) and with the lowest sensitivity (iso 200) we dont want noise ;)

You will get a red and white image, you have two options, convert it to black and white :) or do the false color IR (in a raw handling program like adobe camera raw or raw shooters essentials you choose the white balance from the leaves :) and voila you get pretty cool colors )

here are some of the shots I have managed to do with the Hoya R72 and the D50 :)
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/31898258/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/31733312/

Good luck and enjoy it a lot :D

D70FAN
05-25-2006, 01:48 PM
IR photography is exciting for about 1 day (ok two days). The only cool thing is that you can use your crappiest lens and get a passable result. It's so 1960's.;)

jrny
05-27-2006, 07:14 AM
Here's another site with information:
http://www.echeng.com/photo/infrared/

Just goofing around with IR:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c115/steve7860/Things/100_4267_Edited.jpg