Digital Infrared

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  1. mcoppadge

    mcoppadge TPF Noob!

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    Are there digital cameras out there that have a setting for infrared shots? I know b&w, sepia, and color are all options on most digitals, but I've never found one with infrared.
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Most digital cameras have a IR blocking filter attached to the sensor to compensate for the digital sensor's high IR sensitivity. Hard core IR shooters remove the filter, often called a "hot mirror" filter. But this renders the camera useless for normal shooting. Also, almost all digital cameras do very well shooting IR with attachment of a R72 filter to the lens. This blocks visible light and only passes IR and near IR light to the sensor. It works well but with DSLR's it blacks out the viewfinder. The camera can "see" IR, but you can't. So you must compose the shot with the camera mounted to a tripod, then attach the filter and take the shot. Hope this helps. PS, didn't know a digital camera had a sepia setting.
     

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