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D70 Infra Red

shannron 12 97 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 10:03AM

I am studying HNC photography at college and need to carry out a series of Infra red shots to hand in for examination.

I would like to know if anyone knows if Infra red works on the Nikon D70 with an 18-70 lens.

I have tried to find info on various sites to establish my Nanometer and if it is capable of handling Infra red but im still not further forward.

Please help.

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FatHandedChap 12 1.3k England
29 Aug 2007 10:21AM
Digital cameras are only sensitive to the visible spectrum. In order to view infra red light you will need a special camera. The easiest way is to use infra red film. I'm sure there will be people on here which much more experience of using it than I have.

You can digitally simulate infra red, there are some PS actions around if you do a search.

conrad 13 10.9k 116
29 Aug 2007 10:26AM
No, you can actually take real infrared pictures with digital cameras and infrared filters, but some digital cameras do this better than others. I don't know the Nikon D70 that well, so let's let others answer your question.
shannron 12 97 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 10:49AM
I have been asked by my lecturer to purchase a Hoya R72 filter which should work great as long as my camera has the capability of reaching a high enough level of the IR scale.

I was also advised to stay away from film for this assignment and to stick with digital to keep waste to a minimum and to allow easier manipulation.
FatHandedChap 12 1.3k England
29 Aug 2007 11:03AM
Well you learn something new everyday! I'd be interested in how you get on - might be worth a play myself!

shannron 12 97 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 11:05AM
Got to admit its all very scary. We are going to be trying out some UV photography too, so expect some weird and wonderful uploads to my portfolio on here Smile
jimthistle73 14 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 11:47AM
I've done a little IR photography with the D70s and it does work but the results are very, very noisy.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
29 Aug 2007 12:04PM
Does this mean we going to some dark graveyard to take photos?

Did you get the web sites I sent you?

Tommy x
shannron 12 97 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 12:58PM
Hi tommy, yes got the websites you sent, read through them and tried various things, still kinda none the wiser Smile and graveyards is a possibility for the look im wanting Smile

jimthistle73 - thanks for that, il certainly give it a bash,
Geoffphoto 12 13.5k United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 1:01PM

Quote:and graveyards is a possibility for the look im wanting

You'll be getting out the early Black Sabbath LP's next !!
snapbandit 14 2.3k 3 Northern Ireland
29 Aug 2007 1:51PM
There's a few on my web site taken on D70 with an R72 filter & various lenses, JB Photo FX .htm (not sure if posting web links is allowed here but the mods can remove it if not.)
just be sure to focus/compose before putting IR filter on as you cannot see through the optical viewfinder with filter attached (always found the 'pro-sumer' cameras with lcd viewfinders were easier to set up as you can get an image on the screen with IR on them)

Long shutter speeds & a bit of 'trial & error' needed to get the correct exposure.


Joe B
shannron 12 97 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 3:33PM
Thanks for that snapbandit..... Had a look at your site and your IR work is fab!!! I love the real "snowy" like images IR produces,
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 4:12PM
Most Digital Cameras have built in filters to take out the IR,however some you can still work with it.
The Fuji s2 is one ,the Sigma s9 or 10 allows you to take the "anti IR" filter out.
With most of them you need to set up the camera in normal mode,focus etc,then apply the filter and take the shot.
I did a bit of IR for my City and Guilds a couple of years back,info can be found


Hope it helps
jaspernina 11 1.0k Wales
29 Aug 2007 4:25PM
This site explains the in & outs of digital IR photography, click here

conrad 13 10.9k 116
29 Aug 2007 4:28PM
That's a link to "null", Kim.

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