Infrared OMD stock vs EPL3 modified

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by RenaudVL, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. RenaudVL

    RenaudVL Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mar 21, 2011
    Here is 2 sample of infrared shots.

    First is unmodified OMD with Pany 12-35 with Hoya R72 filter.
    Second is a EPL3 that I removed the internal filter and replace it with clear optical quality glass, same lens and filter.
    At first I did not plan to do a comparison so it is not the same picture...

    OMD-IR_zpsa237069c.jpg

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  2. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
    Ron
    I, unfortunately for you, don't see a lot of difference. I need to try this!


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  3. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    The modified shot is sharper/more detailed. Presumably from having a short exposure time as opposed to using an add-on filter (without looking up the EXIF I would guess a few seconds).

    Some day I'll get around to getting my old G1 modded!
     
  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I don't agree that these are a fair comparison (although I am finding that my converted camera does a better job than my non-converted camera). The distance of the primary subject is a key factor in the sharpness (and focus) of IR images. These two have a significant difference in the distance of the primary subject.
     
  5. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
    Ron
    If we have to discuss which is sharper then there can't be a whole lot of difference. For me an IR filter is a lot cheaper than the conversion.


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