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Stegnation
10-17-2004, 04:22 PM
Does anyone know if it's possible to make IR photos with the FZ20?
Or does it block IR too much?

I've tested it with a remote control and I can see a bright blue light.

10kzoom
10-18-2004, 10:33 AM
This question has been asked a coupled of times on a couple of forums. Apparently the FZ10 and FZ20 (I would suspect the FZ15 also) can not take IR fotos. :(

Stegnation
10-18-2004, 03:57 PM
Hmmm, that's not a good thing :(

I was really looking forward to making IR photos myself after seeing some.

wmussatto
10-18-2004, 04:26 PM
Well Sony's have to be good for something. GD&R

John_Reed
10-18-2004, 05:01 PM
Hmmm, that's not a good thing :(

I was really looking forward to making IR photos myself after seeing some.You can pick them up from Amazon, (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index%3Dphoto%26field-keywords%3Dpanasonic%20fz1%26store-name%3Dphoto/results-process%3Ddefault%26dispatch%3Dsearch/ref%3Dpd%5Fsl%5Faw%5Ftops-1%5Fphoto%5F6424255%5F1/103-8195726-9570242) for example, at ~$250. Heckuva good camera, 2MP notwithstanding. And with the free firmware upgrade you can still get, it will also give you aperture and shutter priority modes to boot. You can see some IR shots with the FZ1 here, (http://www.ishots.net/fz1ir1st/) from Fred Moore. I know of at least one FZ10 owner who bought an FZ1 just so he could take IR shots!

Stegnation
10-21-2004, 01:16 PM
Did someone actually post a result of an IR photograph with the FZ10 or FZ20?
I really would like to see what it looks like.

Too bad I don't have any money too buy another camera. I'm just a poor student who had to really save some money to buy the FZ20.

taskerc
10-22-2004, 09:09 AM
Does anyone know if it's possible to make IR photos with the FZ20?
Or does it block IR too much?

I've tested it with a remote control and I can see a bright blue light.

If you can see the light, it will do an IR shot - it might require a longish exposure, but it should work. I will be getting my FZ20 soon and will try it as I have been doing it with other camera models before and have a decent workflow to try it. One of the keys to success is using a custom white balance to ensure a "proper" white point of reference.