Canon Digital Photography Forums  

Go Back   Canon Digital Photography Forums > 'Equipment Talk' section > Canon G-series Digital Cameras
Register Rules FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19th of September 2002 (Thu)   #1
flys
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 2
Default G1/G2/G3 Infrared

I'm thinking seriously about picking up a digital camera and thought I'd narrowed it down to the G2 - but then the G3 was announced. You know how that works.

One of the things I'm very interested in is IR Photography. I've spent alot of time reading up on digital IR photography and have seen alot of your G1/G2 samples, so I know it can be done w/ the G2s although the longer exposure times are a bit of a concern.

Anyone know how the G3 compares in it's IR sensitivity?

I might consider a less expensive (e.g. 200-300US) camera as a dedicated IR unit. Any suggestions on cheapies? Since it would be a dedicated unit for IR I would think speed of operation would be less of a factor but who knows - guess it depends on how often your doing IR.

I've seen the DP FWIW article talking about IR performance http://www.cliffshade.com/dpfwiw/ir.htm#testing in various cameras but haven't gotten around to pricing.

The thought of a G1 as a dedicated unit went through my mind but I'm not so keen on that because there appear to be other cameras w/ higher IR sensitivity and I don't think I'd be able to share accessories between a G1 and a G3 since the G1 uses threaded accessory lenses and the G3 uses a bayonet style and you wouldn't need a flash for IR (right?) so that's not a real concern.

What do you think - G3 alone or G3 + something else? I'd definitely give the G3 a shot and see how it worked out for me but I suspect I'd prefer something w/ shorter exposure times.

Thanks for any info.

John
flys is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 19th of September 2002 (Thu)   #2
bfaust
Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 132
Default Re: G1/G2/G3 Infrared

I don't knpw anything about infrared but I just saw this remark on the lensmate page. Look under infrared filter. It says the G2 is not well suited for infrared.
http://www.lensmateonline.com/G1buy.html

Maybe someone with hands on experience could help us. I am also interested in finding out more.

thanks

Bruce
bfaust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th of September 2002 (Thu)   #3
flys
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 2
Default Re: G1/G2/G3 Infrared

Less sensitive, yes... But there are still some pretty remarkable examples using the G2 out there. Search Google for Canon G2 Infrared.

Here are a couple examples from posts at this site...

http://www.kleptography.com/

http://www.digitprop.com/preview.php...ed+Photography
flys is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Infrared?? Kilroi General Photography Talk 4 26th of August 2006 (Sat) 18:53
Going infrared Zangarh Wildlife 2 10th of April 2005 (Sun) 07:29
G3 and Infrared DaveB Canon G-series Digital Cameras 7 23rd of December 2003 (Tue) 04:35
help with infrared ifurlong Canon EOS Digital Cameras 18 25th of October 2003 (Sat) 01:41
Infrared 10-D ? Woodman7 Canon EOS Digital Cameras 5 7th of August 2003 (Thu) 08:23


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:01.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This forum is not affiliated with Canon in any way and is run as a free user helpsite by Pekka Saarinen, Helsinki Finland. You will need to register in order to be able to post messages. Cookies are required for registering and posting. HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.