A&P I need advice on infared digital. (pic)

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  1. bluesphx

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    This pic was taken on 35mm infared. How can I get the same results with a digital camera. I'm not above modding my camera if needed. I have a Canon 20D.

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  2. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    is that person a member of the trenchcoat mafia:noes:
     
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    Buy an IR filter and a tripod, or fake it in Photoshop.
     
  5. bluesphx

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    How would I do it in photoshop (which I dont use I use the gimp but they work the same)
     
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    True it looks close, but just not quite right. I cant place why. Thanks for the info though. I appreciate you taking the time. I'll try it out and see what i can do.
     
  8. Nick

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    True IR has a blur in the brighter areas that is hard to fake, which is probably why the photoshop isn't convincing.
     
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    long exposure and desaturate to your liking
     
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    Most Canon lenses have flaring issues with IR filters and because of the 20D's strong IR blocking filters you're going to be looking at pretty long shutter speeds (not hand holdable).

    You said you didn't want to modify the camera, so removing the IR blocking filter and replacing it with clear glass is obviously not an option for you. You can try an IR filter over some lenses

    Heres a list of good/bad lenses
    The cheapest will be a 50mm f/1.8 which has a 52mm filter thread so you can get a relatively "inexpensive" Hoya R72 filter. You might want to get the Mark I version which has a focus scale on it (speaking of the lens) which will help you adjust to the infrared point (red dot) or you can just wing it but adjusting focus a little closer to camera.

    I have a R72 filter but unfortunately for me almost all my lenses are on the BAD list. :mamoru: (it will 'flare' in the center, o rhave a bright spot same diff)
     
  11. SpiderOnTheFloor

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    can you see through the viewfinder with the infrared filter on?
     
  12. sony

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    No.
     
  13. Nick

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    Put camera on tripod, compose picture, attach filter.
     
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    fixed :eek3:
     
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    Well i'll give it a try, thanks.
     
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    thanks :o
     
  17. tenplanescrashing

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    can someone explain IR filters? Im just not sure what im looking for except a b&w photo that has a little blur in the center. :dunno:
     
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    My avatar is in infrared, desaturated and made that funneh brownish kinda color. Probably sepia toning on a real print? Anyway! The greens show up bright usually, the sky-blue is usually dark black, and everything's just damn cooler. It's amazerous in every way and I want one so bad :wtc:

    mine's probably a digital conversion, but here's more of the real thing I was describing.
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    your example looks cool but for the most part, it still looks like a desaturated photo
     
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    screw IR, try shooting only using UV :noes: suntaned people glow :eek:
     
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    IMO IR > * I love the look and feel of it.
     
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    I didn't know it felt like something. Is it fuzzy or what? :o
     

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