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IR converted cameras, who uses one?

Discussion in 'Colour or Not' started by dazdmc, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. dazdmc

    dazdmc Active Member

    I have a Nikon D70s thats been converted to 720nm. Does anyone else here have similar that I can ask some questions of? I've researched loads online and have got the basics down and know I need to experiment more, but if you want the honest truth I'm being a little lazy!!! (and the light in Scotland at this time of year isn't great for playing)
    My main question I suppose is what WB gives a good start for contrasty B+W conversion?
    What would you recommend I play with? Should I try and set everything in camera as far as I can or rely on post procesing (which I hate) Any advice/tips or just pointers would be really welcome,


  2. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I believe @ElSid takes a lot of IR stuff.
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    My son has had several IR converted cameras, (Nikon, Olympus) the current is a Canon 6D. His last reply to the what software question was Canon DPP and GIMP. I'm fairly sure that you won't get rid of the colour cast with a simple white balance correction. I'll ask next time I see him.
  4. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

    I have 2 converted to full spectrum, as well as several others that are natively IR sensitive, or have removable hot mirrors.

    Most of the time I shoot with filters that allow both IR & some visual to be recorded, but I did shoot 720nm yesterday!

    The traditional WB for 720nm is a custom WB recorded shooting healthy foliage (with the filter fitted), but I've never found it to matter too much for monochrome shots. I just use one of my saved CWB. White balance has much more effect if you're trying to record some false colour. Yesterday I found I was seeing much more blue in the results than I usually do with a 720nm filter, I may well keep them as pseudo pop-colour shots rather than converting to B&W.

    With the sun low in the sky at this time of year the best results are typically when shooting with the sun behind you - not something that makes much difference in summer especially around midday.
    Done_rundleCams likes this.

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