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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by RenaudVL, Jul 29, 2012.
All shot with 9-18mm and custom white balance using green grass
great shots!! could you explain how you did it (modding)? would love to get a Pen and mod it!
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:
wow!! nice shots!!
What sort of white balance is that? Like shade or incandecent or what?
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.
You can refer to this thread for more info
As for white balance, you select costum 1 or 2, it will ask you to take a picture of a white card and you aim at sun lint grass... And voilà...
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!
Excellent photos but the sky looks really weird
Is converting mini cams cheaper than converting a dslr?
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.
Not for the sensor conversion, but converting a m43 camera do not require lens calibration (cheaper, works out of the box)
Great photos! I am seriously considering having my E-P1 coverted to IR. I've wanted to try IR photography for years.
Wow these are beautiful... great work
Finally my modified EPL1 came home! Some first shots: https://www.mu-43.com/f42/my-special-e-pl1-31221/
Really nice! What filter did you have Lifepixel install?
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.
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!
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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
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: