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17th of November 2008 (Mon), 13:42
I would love to get into infrared photography, but I don't know too much about the differences in the filters. Can anyone give me a quick rundown about the differences between them?
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18th of November 2008 (Tue), 05:37
Google (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=digital+infrared+filters&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=) is your best friend.
One warning, tho. There have been many posts here on POTN thru the years from people who bought cheap (many of them from ebay) filters that only worked half-way with some even being nothing more than a red-colored filter.
Buy a brand name, recommended filter. Many will be mentioned in the above articles.
18th of November 2008 (Tue), 07:30
There are many differences, one being which wave lengths of light the filter allows and doesn't allow.
Also many lenses don't work well with IR filters ex. my 50mm f/1.4 and my 100 f/2.8 macro. Here is a list of lenses that work well with IR filters <-- click to see (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3190759#post3190759)
I suggest the Hoya R72 IR filter it works very well with Canon DSLR's
18th of November 2008 (Tue), 09:38
Haha, unfortunately I shoot Nikon (I know, I know), so that link is a little less than helpful unfortunately. I will take your advice and see if there isn't a list somewhere comparable to that for Nikkor lenses.
Now, how does letting in different wavelengths/different amounts affect the final photo? Such as, how would a photo taken with the Hoya R72 (that's the one I've been looking into getting) differ from one taken with a Hoya R90?
21st of November 2008 (Fri), 11:06
I been informed that an unexposed piece of film acts as a IR filter.
30th of November 2008 (Sun), 07:23
Here's a link that has some info on filters:
The R72 will leave more color in the image but it also depends on how the camera sensor responds.
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