Can I take IR pictures with a canon eos 20d

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  1. SteveEllis

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    Hey Guys,

    I've been looking at the IR photos and want to try, but I've read a few items that say you cant do it with a 20D, is this true?

    If you can does anyone have any examples?

    Cheers,
    Steve.
     
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    you could do it with a 20Da
     
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    It can't be any worse than a D200 since it is widely known to have one of the strongest lowpass filters on it, and I can do it with a D200.

    The results won't be anywhere nearly as good with IR sensitive film or with a modified camera, but why not just buy a cheap IR filter off ebay like the Hoya RM72 and try it, and if it fails put it back onto ebay.
     
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    Just buy a 20Da, I'll just use the spare change in my pocket :lol:

    Maybe I'll have a look out for a cheap second camera, anyone recommend one? Or should I get the Sony with the nightshot set up ;)

    Garbz, youre right, for a tenner I may as well give it a shot.

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    I just did a bunch of research cause I wanna do the same, but I have a D80 and apparently the sensors are to resilient to IR wavelengths. Check out website lifepixel (google it) and there's tons of info and DIY tutorials. I may upgrade to a D300 and then modify my D80. Just wanted to pass on what I found...
     
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    I have a Canon 20D. I shoot IR with a Hoya R72 filter and they come out just fine. I havn't quite made the leap to get my camera converted though....

    example:
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    thats me messing around when i first got it. The trees and grass aren't as white as you normally see, but this was some of the first IR i took, and hadn't adjusted the white balance accordingly. Completely user error. I have a photo friend who uses his 10D backup for IR alot. And I do it with my 20D whenever I have the time, So i would say that whoever you heard that from was wrong.
     
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    Put your camera on manual, get your TV remote, dim the lights, point it into the lens and press a button whislt taking a picture for a second or two. If your sensor doesn't filter out the IR spectrum you should be able to see the light emitted from the remote!
     

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