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Infrared


18 Nov 2009 8:54PM
Hi i'm going to have a go at taking some infrared pics. can anyone recommend a good beginners book on the subject.. David

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cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
19 Nov 2009 2:33AM
You may find this page of interest...Smile link
Diana e2
8 2.0k 19 Netherlands
19 Nov 2009 10:06AM
dont read a book just go out and play !
kaybee 10 4.0k 24 Scotland
19 Nov 2009 10:07AM
Get in touch with Conrad ......... a very nice chap
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
19 Nov 2009 10:27AM
Who needs books? Wink Infrared Techniques for free
Diana e2
8 2.0k 19 Netherlands
19 Nov 2009 10:29AM
Hey I found that a while ago when I was looking

isnt it all about film thought Pete ?

cos I struggled with processing my infra's with a converted canon digital
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
19 Nov 2009 10:34AM
Follow the link Diana it goes to six IR articles...there's something for everyone.
Apart from this one: Convert you Camera to Infrared
MikeA e2
10 1.2k England
19 Nov 2009 11:22AM

Quote:cos I struggled with processing my infra's with a converted canon digital


Diana, you may find this link of interest.

IR photshop action. The download link is below the second image.

link
paulcr e2
10 1.5k 9 Ireland
19 Nov 2009 2:05PM
Thanks for that link Mike. Works quite well with interesting results. Paul
19 Nov 2009 10:38PM
Hmmm . . . Getting a camera converted for infra red use seems to be the best way to go about getting into infra-red photography. More power to those who can afford to do so. No sour grapes intended there, I'd love to be able to go in that deep myself! I've messed about with a Hoya R72 filter (I hope that's the right name!) but I've never managed to come to grips with the change in the point of focus inherent with IR photography. No matter what I've tried my pics always end up blurred. Do please post some results.
Alex.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
19 Nov 2009 11:03PM

Quote:but I've never managed to come to grips with the change in the point of focus inherent with IR photography. No matter what I've tried my pics always end up blurred.

It might be worth buying an old lens to fit on your camera. They used to have a focus shift mark. You focused as normal and then adjusted the focus ring, aligning the focus point to the IR mark. If not shoot at a small aperture with a wider angle lens and the dof should make up the difference.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
19 Nov 2009 11:13PM
Get one of the old Nikon or Canon Pro cameras, or any old digital slr, as long as you have a lens for it; then get it converted. The D70 is quite popular for this purpose.
Diana e2
8 2.0k 19 Netherlands
19 Nov 2009 11:15PM
the canon I use was converted but its not cheap !

Mike thanks for the link err Ill have a try...maybe
bmh1 e2
8 571 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2009 2:23PM
I've been thinking of converting my 10D to infrared, but the places who do the conversion seem very expensive, the one mentioned in the ePz article now want 250+VAT, and the only other company I've found want 240 ( dslrastromod.co.uk ).

Does anyone know of any other companies which do this, or have experience of attempting it themselves ?

Given my 10D only cost ~120 on eBay I could try the conversion myself and replace the camera if it all went horribly wrong a few times and still cost less ...

Bernard

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