Invisible light(effects on pictures on film and on digital cameras)

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by madctch, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. madctch

    madctch TPF Noob!

    Apr 11, 2005
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    I was wondering what would happen to photos bombarded with light from the inviswible spectrum such as radio waves or infared. Would the camera be tricked by this, thus damaging or distorting the photo? - any help would be great!

  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Aug 25, 2003
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    For film you should be able to look up the spectral sensitivity in the technical publications at the manufacturers' websites. There are films available that are more infrared or ultraviolet sensitive than others.

    I think most digital sensors are IR sensitive. Some digital cameras have built in IR blocking filters to deal with this. There are definately folks shooting digital cameras using visible light blocking filters to get the IR effect.

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