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  1. depscribe

    Infrared Images Infrared portraiture

    I stuck one of these in a "Portrait" thread last night, and it caused me to think that a little something involving infrared (and UV, but ick!) portraiture might be fun here, so I'll kick it off. These were all shot in 720nm infrared. This was what is technically known as a happy accident...
  2. depscribe

    Infrared Images Conversion isn't necessarily necessary

    Here are a few made with a cheap 720nm filter stuck on a Fuji X100. They're OOC but for auto white balance and channel swap, done in the GIMP. I particularly like the shadow in the last one. It also seems to me that angle of incidence is important in infrared, with vignetting being the...
  3. bilzmale

    Infrared Images Comparison of various IR wavelength filters. B&W jpgs for interest only - sooc.

    If I want an infrared image to be B&W I always process from RAW. However, I set my IR camera to RAW + jpg and use a B&W camera preset. The only reason for this is that the viewfinder is easier to see in B&W than the mostly red IR version. The sooc images below are just for interest.
  4. bilzmale

    Infrared Images Comparison of various IR wavelength filters. Processsed from RAW.

    The 5 RAW images in the previous post are processed as follows: 1. In Adobe Camera Raw apply a pre-prepared camera profile which is based on a custom IR white balance. 2. In ACR use the eyedropper to set local WB from a neutral area. 3. In PS use the Channel Mixer to swap the Red and Blue...
  5. bilzmale

    Infrared Images Comparison of various IR wavelength filters. RAW.

    As I've mentioned I own a full spectrum converted infrared camera so it 'sees' most of the ultraviolet and infrared range of light (deliberately blocked in a normal camera) as well as the visible spectrum. You can limit this to parts of the visible + infrared spectrum by using external filters...
  6. BrianS

    Infrared Images Visible+Infrared with the Leica M8.

    The Leica M8 has a relatively week IR absorbing filter with a 5% leakage in the IR. An Orange filter blocks Blue light and about 1/2 of Green light. These are shot using RAW mode to get uncompressed DNG files, then the Blue and Green channels are equalized with Red. The result is IR in the Blue...
  7. depscribe

    The higher-end Kolari conversion filters -- worth it?

    If things go according to plan, I'll be sending my 720nm X-E2 off to Kolari this week to get made into a 590nm camera. And as I go through the options, I see that there are three levels of filter offered: an "industry standard uncoated filter" IR conversion, an IR conversion that is said to have...
  8. depscribe

    Infrared Images Subtle infrared color

    Sometimes I think one of the delights of infrared color is that it can bring a subtlety of hues not found often elsewhere. Not quite pastel but certainly not loud. Here's a picture I made last week that kind of illustrates the point, I believe.
  9. BrianS

    Infrared Images Mt Vernon in IR.

    These are some images made quite a while ago at Mt Vernon, VA. All images with a Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8, Nikon R60 filter. The DCS200ir is a full-spectrum CCD based camera, back when the IR response was as strong as the Visible response. Shots hand-held. I always spun up the internal 2.5" hard...
  10. Kevin

    Feedback Suggestion for a new "Infrared" forum - What parent category?

    A suggestion has been made to create a new "Infrared" forum but what parent category would you guys/gals suggest it go under? Put it under gear since you need the specialized/modified hardware for it? Put it under "Galleries" for showcasing infrared images? Could be "techniques" as well but...
  11. depscribe

    Infrared Gear The Meike 25mm f1.8 and infrared

    The Meike 25mm f1.8 arrived about an hour ago, and the first thing was to test it to see how well it did infrared photography. The answer is not perfectly but well enough to be entirely usable. The short version: it's just fine in infrared color up to f5.6, and in black-and-white up to f8 and...
  12. depscribe

    Infrared Gear 18-135 Fujinon and infrared

    The 18-135mm Fuji zoom is reputed to be an excellent lens for shooting infrared. Indeed, that's the reason I purchased one. Many Fuji lenses suffer from fairly bad to truly awful "hotspots" that render them unusable in infrared photography, which is too bad, because Fuji bodies are readily...
  13. depscribe

    Infrared Gear Cheap Chinese lenses and infrared?

    Greetings, everybody . . . I shoot a lot of infrared with my Kolari-converted X-E2 (720nm native, but I use an 850nm filter much of the time). And most of my Fuji lenses have from annoying to unbearable hotspots. Even the 18-135, which I got specifically for IR because it was said to be...
  14. bilzmale

    Infrared Gear Infrared false colour.

    You have seen my palm tree (Cocos plumosa) a few times here but there was an interesting sky today so tried a few Ps infrared actions I've collected and collaged them for easy viewing.
  15. bilzmale

    Infrared Gear Starting to crack the infrared code?

    I have visited IR photography many times over the years and have previously owned two converted cameras (Oly E500 and Canon G9) prior to picking up a Pana GF1 this month with a broad spectrum conversion ( sees UV + Visible + IR). The advantage of this is by changing the external filters you can...
  16. Bill Allsopp

    Infrared Gear THREE BRIDGES

    I was a bit late going out this afternoon and at the first location I went to the sun dipped behind a hill and trees almost as soon as I arrived. I hoped back in my van and went off down the lanes around the "Stones"; a collection of nearby villages whose names all end with stone. Just got the...
  17. S

    Infrared Gear Sigma DP1 Infrared

    Hi, I'm new to this forum but have been a Sigma DP1 user since 2009. Like many (I suspect) I have a little bit of a love / hate relationship with the camera and while, on the whole, I think it's brilliant, I sometimes put it in the cupboard for a while... What I am surprised about is how little...
  18. Bill Allsopp

    Infrared Gear Infrared

    Infrared photography is an area I have wanted to get into for some time. Now it is happening and I love it. I bought a Fuji X-E1 and had it converted by Advanced Camera Services in Norfolk with an 830 nm filter. It was a cracking job and the results just make me want to go out again and again...

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