Larry Mulvehill ~ Photography

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Shooting Infrared on digital Cameras

I Have converted my Nikon D1x to dedicated Infrared .

See http://www.lifepixel.com below

   Before I use a Kodak Wratten No. 87 filter over the lens. This can be ordered from B and H photo in New York. Its a very dark red filter and you wont see any light through it.

   Set the camera on ISO 200 in B&W mode. (It can be shot in color but it will come out in red.) Use a tripod since the  starting exposure will be  F8 at 5 seconds. If your camera has an infrared mark, line up your  focus with the mark.

    To test to see if your camera can see infrared (some cameras have a filter to remove infrared) take a picture of your television remote the end that points toward the TV to change the channels and press any button holding it down as you take a photo. Do this in a semi-darkened room. If the camera  sees infrared, the photo will show a picture of a red light. The Wratten No. 87 filter is not used during this test.

 

For conversion of digital cameras go to ......http://www.lifepixel.com  or you can do it your self if you are skilled, Life PixeL will show you how.

 

Web site for creating infrared on 990:

http://www.pixelagogo/Nikon990/Nikon990.html

In above word "Nikon" the N is in upper case.

 

Good Luck..Have fun.

Larry Mulvehill

http://www.larrymulvehill.com

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