Fun with Infrared

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by RonSmith, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. RonSmith

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    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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  2. Ron M

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    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!
     
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  3. ReneBee

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    René
    Very, very nice pictures, Ron.
    What range of exposure times were you using?
    René.
     
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  4. RonSmith

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    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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  5. photoeagle

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    Great images, great subjects for infrared.
     
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  7. BobbyT

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    Bobby Tingle
    Excellent photos. Inspiring to try out some IR work again.
     
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  8. RT_Panther

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    Phew!
    You need to publish & profit on this!
     
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  9. eddie1960

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    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 .
     
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  12. Phiggys

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    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 :)
     
  13. RonSmith

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    I finally sent my X-E1 off to Kolari for conversion to 850nm and got it back on Monday.
    Here's the first image I processed ... just a tree in my backyard. Looking forward to getting some better shots this weekend.

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  14. KillRamsey

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    Kyle
    Those look a little crisper than the filter versions, to me.
     
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    Very nice Bill. I really like the first one.
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