Infrared Gear Fun with Infrared

RonSmith

Veteran
Aug 15, 2010
Michigan
I have been toying with the idea of having my X-E1 converted to infrared, but thought I'd try out a filter before committing both the body and the funds to the conversion. Last week, I got an 850nm filter from Kolari Vision and took it out this past weekend to see what I might accomplish with it.

Here are some of (what I thought were) the better images. Your thoughts are welcome, as are your samples.


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by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


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by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


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by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


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by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


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by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


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by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


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by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


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by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr
 

Ron M

New Member
Dec 18, 2015
Beautiful. I love infrared and have only done IR with film, but I am considering getting a used X-E1 or E2 for conversion. I wonder if you could tell us the exposure times? I would think with the filter approach you would need a long exposure (and tripod). I love the deeper 800+ mm filter effects. Are these RAW files? Love to hear more about what post processing you are doing, since I am about to venture into digital IR. Thanks for posting!
 

RonSmith

Veteran
Aug 15, 2010
Michigan
Thank you both!

Exposures are mostly in the 15 - 25 second range. I always shoot in RAW and process with ACR to convert to B&W and then finish in PS6, in which I adjust levels to bring the whites up.

I think I've been getting a bit better at this over the last year since the above photos were posted. Here's a link to my IR Album on Flickr ... Infrared

Here are a few of my newer images ...


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by Ron Smith, on Flickr


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by Ron Smith, on Flickr


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by Ron Smith, on Flickr


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by Ron Smith, on Flickr​
 

RT Panther

All-Pro
Dec 25, 2012
Phew!
You need to publish & profit on this!
I have been toying with the idea of having my X-E1 converted to infrared, but thought I'd try out a filter before committing both the body and the funds to the conversion. Last week, I got an 850nm filter from Kolari Vision and took it out this past weekend to see what I might accomplish with it.

Here are some of (what I thought were) the better images. Your thoughts are welcome, as are your samples.


20141101 014v
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 005a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 008a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 013a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 014a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 017a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 058a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 015a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr
 

eddie1960

Regular
Oct 28, 2014
Toronto, Ontario
Great shots, I have wanted an ir converted camera for some time now , I finally broke down and picked up a 720nm conversion which will offer me the ability to shoot some false colour ir as well. Sadly it's arrived along with winter so ir opportunity is limited for now .
 

David Monk

New Member
Jan 5, 2016
I have been toying with the idea of having my X-E1 converted to infrared, but thought I'd try out a filter before committing both the body and the funds to the conversion. Last week, I got an 850nm filter from Kolari Vision and took it out this past weekend to see what I might accomplish with it.

Here are some of (what I thought were) the better images. Your thoughts are welcome, as are your samples.


20141101 014v
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 005a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 008a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 013a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 014a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 017a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 058a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 015a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr
 

David Monk

New Member
Jan 5, 2016
I have been toying with the idea of having my X-E1 converted to infrared, but thought I'd try out a filter before committing both the body and the funds to the conversion. Last week, I got an 850nm filter from Kolari Vision and took it out this past weekend to see what I might accomplish with it.

Here are some of (what I thought were) the better images. Your thoughts are welcome, as are your samples.


20141101 014v
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 005a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 008a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 013a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 014a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 017a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 058a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20141102 015a
by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr
 

phiggys

New Member
Jan 21, 2016
United Kingdom
Very Nice Ron I'm just switching to Fuji X system but have a IR converted Nikon Coolpix and D70I.R. Body.
I just might dig out my old I.R. Filters when weather picks up here in the U.K. Please feel free to post your work in my Infra Red groups on Flickr :)
 

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