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My Infrared E-PL3

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by RenaudVL, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. RenaudVL

    RenaudVL Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2011
    All shot with 9-18mm and custom white balance using green grass





     
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  2. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    great shots!! could you explain how you did it (modding)? would love to get a Pen and mod it!
     
  3. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Great shots! I got a Hoya R72 filter so I could try out some IR (with a tripod). I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but your photos are inspiring me to get going. :smile:
     
  4. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2012
    uk
    wow!! nice shots!!
     
  5. slackercruster

    slackercruster Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2012
    NE US
    What sort of white balance is that? Like shade or incandecent or what?
     
  6. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    The white balance is custom, made in-camera pointing to green foliage.
    I have an epl1 at lifepixel for conversion, i hope to get it in a couple of weeks.
     
  7. RenaudVL

    RenaudVL Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2011
  8. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    thats great, would you mind setting up a tutorial on how to do it, i would love to try it myself. or maybe you can point me where i can get a nice tutorial to do this?. that'd be awesome!
     
  9. beckyi90

    beckyi90 Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 21, 2012
    Stockton, UK
    Excellent photos but the sky looks really weird
     
  10. slackercruster

    slackercruster Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2012
    NE US
    Is converting mini cams cheaper than converting a dslr?
     
  11. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Nope. The filter isn't the expensive bit (up to a point, and the difference between a 1.6 and 2.0 crop isn't massive) and working on a mirrorless cam isn't really any easier than working on a DSLR. I've got an infrared converted 30D that I really should take out to play a little more often...if I really like it enough I may 'trade up' and get a MFT body converted.
     
  12. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    Not for the sensor conversion, but converting a m43 camera do not require lens calibration (cheaper, works out of the box)
     
  13. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Great photos! I am seriously considering having my E-P1 coverted to IR. I've wanted to try IR photography for years. :cool:
     
  14. BLX

    BLX Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2012
    Denmark
    Morten
    Wow these are beautiful... great work
     
  15. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
  16. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
  17. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

    313
    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    I got the Enhanced Color IR Filter (equivalent to 665nm Filter), and I'm going to buy a 850-90nm lens filter for black and white images.
     
  18. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Point & Shoots are Definitely Easier

    I just converted a Panny DMC-FZ60. It took all of about 10 minutes, but the tricky part of the conversion is doing the image sensor tilt adjustments. The IR cut filter on most point and shoot cameras is a tape like membrane that is affixed to the face of the image sensor. I used some compressed air in a can to blow air beneath the edge of the filter and it peels right off.

    Micro Four third camera are more difficult because the mount box has to be disassembled to remove the IR cut filter. Also not realized by many is the fact that the filter Panny uses to clean the sensor of dust is also an additional IR cut filter. Removing that filter causes an error message when you turn the camera on, and it leaves the face of the filter completely exposed.

    Here's a picture of the sensor from a micro four third camera and a shot taken with my converted FZ60 using an R72 filter. I used the same "green grass" white balance technique. Once the filter was removed, no tripod is required - it's very sensitive!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/7705742050/" title="Image Sensor by Wasabi Bob, on Flickr"> 7705742050_05ece2cfbf_z. "628" height="628" alt="Image Sensor"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/7850803014/" title="FZ60 IR_01 by Wasabi Bob, on Flickr"> 7850803014_4494d85597_z. "640" height="480" alt="FZ60 IR_01"></a>
     
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  19. Rob917

    Rob917 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2011
    jacksonville, florida usa
    Robert
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    I took all of these with a Hoya R72 filter, Panasonic G2, Panasonic 14-45mm and Tripod.
    All the exposures were quite long 10+ seconds in bright sunlight. Any motion will be blured. So there are advantages for converting a camera to IR.
    Thanks for looking
     
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  20. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Great shots Rob! My fav is #2. I picked up a Hoya R72 filter a while back but haven't had a chance to get out with it, my camera and tripod. Your photos are inspiring me to get out and shoot some IR! :smile: