D300 Infrared White Balance?

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    I know this doesn't really apply to a ton of people but... Does anyone shoot Infrared on a D300... I'm having a tough time setting the custom white balance with an R72 IR filter on, anyone got any tips? I had no problem with my D50..
     
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    Don't even bother. Shoot raw and set it in post. I have tried many times to get the white balance where I want it on the D200 but it's a non-destructive change in raw anyway. Plus not sure about the D300 but Lightroom and bridge have a larger range than the D200. The D200 goes to 2700K only IIRC. Lightroom goes down to 2000k
     
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    I don't believe its possible with the d300 man, looked it up in some blogs and all those bloggists say its impossible, you'd have to change some internals of teh d300...
     
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    Does the nikon capture software let you adjust it this low... I can never get it into the infrared range with software... 2000k usually still looks redish/pink

    If thats true that sucks... good thing I still have my D50 :)

    I'll have to look at his exif data when I get home... but he says he shot them with filters... there's gotta be a way to set a custom white balance that it doesnt reject... grrr
     
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    I am not sure. In reality it doesn't matter. If you export from capture into photoshop keeping the file as 16bit then regardless of what your RAW converter's limitations are the white balance can be adjusted in the editor.

    Don't let the white balance scare you off [​IMG] Didn't even change the white balance before importing that into photoshop to make some edits.

    As an afterthought too try setting a manual white balance target image with the D300. If it's anything like the Canon EOS cameras then this manual white balance allows the camera to go much cooler than the settings themsevles would normally allow. Never tried this on mine though because as I said before I do this in post processing anyway.
     
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    Don't most IR photographers white balance on something green with the filter off?
     
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    You're right. White balance off something green (grass, leaves) with the filter on.
     
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    An engineer or someone who writes the marketing material and is easily reachable via phone? Coming from a background of forcing stupid marketers to put me through to an engineer of say a small circuit, the story changes quite a lot.

    And in any event. Proof is above. AND they said it about the D200 too. Counterproof to that one is in my gallery.
     
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    thanks garbz i'll have to mess around with that this weekend
     

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