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Old 11th January 2011
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Out and about at the weekend

Some shots from my IR-converted E-450







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Re: Out and about at the weekend

I can't really add much but WOW!!

These photographs look superb!
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Stunning set of pics Alistair, great compositions and the IR worked really well.

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Re: Out and about at the weekend

Thanks, one of the reasons I went for a conversion is we seem to have a lot of this kind of scene for many months of the year, and I thought it could work well in IR.
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Re: Out and about at the weekend

Great shots super effect.
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Re: Out and about at the weekend

like them all but no3 is fantastic, certainly shows the capabilitys of your E-450IR. ATB Martin
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Re: Out and about at the weekend

They are stunning.

Can I ask, what is IR??
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They are stunning.

Can I ask, what is IR??
Infra Red. In film days there were specialist infra red films that were sensitive only to infra red light waves, which typically produced very dramatic images in the right conditions with black skies, brilliant white clouds and white vegitation that seems to glow.

The effect can be achieved with a DSLR by fitting an IR72 filter, which blocks virtually all light except infra red. This is quite effective but the darkness of the filter makes viewing virtually impossible. The camera has to be mounted on a tripod, with the picture composed before fitting the filter.

Another problem is that most DSLRs are not very sensitive to IR because the sensors are fitted with a filter to block it! For normal shooting that's a good thing, but when used with an IR filter it results in ridiculously long exposures - another reason for the tripod. Exposure is also hit or miss, often with plus five stops or more compensation required.

Cameras can be converted, usually by a specialist but if you're feeling brave you can attemt it yourself. The conversion entails removing the regular sensor filter and replacing it with one that is IR optimized. The advantage is that you no longer need the very dark lens filter and the camera's sensitivity to IR light is just the same as it was to normal light (more or less), permitting hand held shots. The disadvantage is that you can no longer use the camera for "normal" photography.


Alistair, these are cracking shots, really impressive and it looks like that conversion was very much worthwhile. Where did you have it done, or was you brave enough to do it yourself?
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Re: Out and about at the weekend

Thanks John.

It was a d-i-y job, using Schott RG780 glass that was ordered cut to size from a specialist supplier. I am still having problems with the AF but I am working on a solution. Live-view and contrast-detection compatible lenses work well.
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Re: Out and about at the weekend

Beatiful shots Alistair, #2 is the kind of shot I really like, with the plough lines showing off the curve of the land.

Anybody do E1 IR conversions
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Re: Out and about at the weekend

Well done, I'll go for No.3 as well.

I'm feeling inspired again to have a go at mine; all I need now is the time.
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Re: Out and about at the weekend

Dear Alistair,

I tip my hat it your direction, superb IR shots you must be rightly chuffed. I particularly like the second of the three great images.

Cheers

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Re: Out and about at the weekend

Wow ..... these are all superb.
For me the first image 'just' takes the biscuit, but they are all stunning.

Thanks for sharing
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Re: Out and about at the weekend

A touch of class with these Alistair

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Re: Out and about at the weekend

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Thanks John.

It was a d-i-y job, using Schott RG780 glass that was ordered cut to size from a specialist supplier. I am still having problems with the AF but I am working on a solution. Live-view and contrast-detection compatible lenses work well.
That was brave, but it obviously works extremely well, focus problems notwithstanding.
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