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infrared photo's with digital SLR's

by raeaqusn / August 14, 2006 7:11 AM PDT

i have an Olympus E-500 Digital SLR, is there any way toatake ifrared photo's?

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Infrared
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 12:41 PM PDT

All digital cameras are quite sensitive to infrared.
So sensitive that the manufacturers add a special filter over the CCD sensor, to block infrared.

To get an effective infrared camera, this internal filter must be removed. Then you will have a good infrared camera but a not so good regular camera.

There are companies that do this bit of internal surgery on DSLR cameras. It costs from $200 to $300.

Here is one link:

http://lifepixel.com/digital-infrared/faq.html

Or you can just buy a special camera:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0608/06080904fujifilms3prouvir.asp

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You can also use filters that only pass infrared.
by Kiddpeat / August 14, 2006 1:16 PM PDT
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As I recall, long exposures are needed, but it works even with the special sensor in place.

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Special Filter
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 15, 2006 12:37 AM PDT

I checked my Porters catalog and found the Hoya R72 Infrared Filter. It is used with black and white infrared film. But can be used for digital cameras too.

It costs from $39 to $78, depending upon the size.
(www.porters.com)

If you order one, don't get excited if you can not see through it. That is the way it works. Infrared goes through it, not light.

If you want detailed instructions in using the Hoya R72.....here is a link:

http://www.apogeephoto.com/may2003/odell52003.shtml

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or add more infrared light
by jchenger / October 24, 2006 1:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Infrared

For all those who seek a -good- infrared illuminator for their Sony Nightshot enabled camera....finally one worth a look has arrived:

http://www.batmanagement.com/Ordering/irlight/irlight.html

Take a look at the amazing demo videos. This kind of illuminator is virtually invisible to the naked eye but really lets you take advantage of the Nightshot cameras.

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