infrared Filters

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  1. Rookies

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    Hi,

    I just got myself a infrared filter after seeing some shoots done with them that looks soo cool.

    But I dont know what i am doing wrong at all. All picture are Black. I cant even see through it either.

    So what should I be doing or expecting to do?

    What are the rules to use the Infrared filter?

    Cheers
     
  2. Liquid101

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    The filter, along with the built in IR filter will stop virtually all the visable light coming through - you'll need to up your exposure time to capture anything. You'll need a tripod for sure - expect exposures of several seconds at least.

    Also, focusing will be slightly different, you'll have to focus slightly in front of the visable light focus point - at least with digital you'll have the luxury of checking after each shot ;)
     
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    Hi - I've been working tirelessly for days on this! Can you be more specific - kind of camera - filter?
    I'm using Nikon D50 & Hoya R72 filter and drove myself nuts because my pictures kept coming out all red. Make sure you are using a long exposure - maybe not super long but maybe 1 sec.
    If you want to do a "color" swap infrared then you need to do custom white balance on your camera (with the filter on)!
     
  4. Rookies

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    How can you do custom white balance with filter on when we cant see through the camera? I believe to do a white balance i need to take a picture of a white paper is that right"
     
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    Could someone confirm whether it's possible to do infrared photography (with a filter) on an off-the-shelf 350D (ie with no conversion trickery)?

    If so, then I'd be interested in getting a filter and having a go at this...
     
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    I don't see why you'd want to custome white balance? This image will be monochrome surely?
     
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