A&P whats your take on the Digilux 3?

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  1. Bloke

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    hows perforance at high iso? quiet shutter? is it capable of decent IR pics? im looking for a digial to take IR pics with.
     
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    leica? baller

    what's wrong with ir modded xt
     
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    why bother?

    You know its a rebranded panosonic right?
     
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    explain this
     
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    i can get it damn cheap son
     
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    buy xt
    send it off to a company to remove ir cut filter and replace with clear glass
    shoot pics of girls with thin t-shirts with modded xt
    ...

    profit
     
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    who does this kind of work?
     
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    why is the nikon one cheaper to convert someone has favourites :o
    buying a used body and converting it doesnt look economical. from the description on the front page it looks like i should try a few rolls of IR film through my rangefinder first.

    the directions for my camera say "when using this film focus the normal way. read off the distance of the subject you are focusing on as shown opposite the distance indicator mark on the lens distance scale. turn the lens barrel until the distance reading is opposite the R mark."

    my 50mm doesnt have a r mark since its not a canon lens :wtc:
     
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    is this possible? :eek3:
     
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    pretty much all lenses will focus ir to a different distance. get a camera with live view if you want precise focus
     
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    if you want IR without modifying the sensor, at least go nikon, canon's AA filter really prevents a decent IR in cam with an r72
     
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    Hmmm... I wonder if I could mod my SD600...
     
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    it wouldn't work, you need ass long exposures, and there's no manual control and long exposures on the elpf's isn't good :o

    a g series has been done successfully though
     
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    Ah, I thought the long exposures were just if you tried to put visible light filter on the outside of the camera.
     
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    you gotta remove the ir cut filter for decent exposures on a p&s I've done it with an a540
     
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    from what i can see most shots are done at near minium aperture, hence the long exposures
     
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    what nikons dont have the filter built in? i was thinking this way
    dslr body+35mm prime (since if i find a used one its not likely to come with a decent lens) +conversion cost= more than the leica, which i think does it out of the box? (not sure but other leica digitals do...)
     
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    I thought the m8 was the only one with the infrared problem
     
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    i'm not a nikon expert, I've just heard a lot about how bad (or good for most normal purposes) the Canon AA filter is for trying to get decent IR out of a non modified camera
     
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    digilux 3 isnt common enough to get any attention :o
     
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    I'd probably stick to film for IR :hs: cheep as hell to get an slr + lens, and you probably won't do it often enough to justify a conversion
     
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    I wonder why Canon/Nikon don't lose the hot mirror and just use the IR coating on normal lenses allowing you to buy a special lens that does the exact opposite...
     
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    prolly cause it's cheaper to design and make a filter for each camera

    for webcams and smaller cameras the ir filter is on the lens
     
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    ir films seem picky, from what i read being a half stop off gives terrible results so lots of wasted shots bracketing
     

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