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    infrared walkabout

    i finally broke down and got a converted camera. now this is an original rebel, but i scoured ebay and there are lots of converted compacts at reasonable prices. i got the dslr for landscapes next summer. but i couldn't resist taking it downtown last nite.

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    Re: infrared walkabout

    this company on ebay offers lots of compact camera conversions.
    http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/ncmop

    and i've seen them come down quite a bit on those with the best offer option.

    tried a few pics in the park.

    wayne
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    ps. i would have gone for a g5 or g6 if the rebel hadn't come up.

    ps. posted a few more nighttime pics at www.pbase.com/wwp/ulysses
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    Re: infrared walkabout

    Wayne,

    I have been shooting ir with a Canon g9 which I had Lifepixel convert. I try to shoot all my photos at ISO 80. When light is subdued, I use a tripod. I rely on the G9's AF and my photos are generally very sharp.


    An ir night shot; I used a tripod:


    A handheld ir day time shot of a ranch North of Santa Barbara, CA converted to color



    A handheld shot of park in Los Angeles



    Good luck with your ir with your converted rebel.

    Howard
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    Re: infrared walkabout

    Howard,

    Just curious, did you have LifePixel do just the standard conversion on the G9 or enhanced etc?

    Cheers,

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    Re: infrared walkabout

    Yes. Lifepixel did the standard (R72 equivalent) conversion on my G9. There is a fellow who on the following forum who converted a Canon G10 with a 660nm filter and possibly my next conversion will use that filter, as it captures more color.

    http://irphotocom.proboards49.com/in...ay&thread=2556

    Howard

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    Re: infrared walkabout

    Just a comment for anyone here considering who to choose to do their IR conversion...

    I recently had a Nikon D200 converted to IR by Lifepixel, and was very pleased by how well they did it. The sensor was perfectly clean afterwards, and they even put a preset white balance in the camera settings that made the images relatively neutral (instead of the strong magenta that normal white balances give). I had a D70 converted by maxmax several years ago, and they didn't do nearly such a good job (left a *lot* of muck stuck to the sensor that was very hard to clean off, and no preset white balance).

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    Lisa,
    Very nice ir. I like the dark sky and fluffy white clouds.

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    very nice photos. it would be interesting to have an infrared forum. my rebel converted to something like 820 so i see why i'm getting just a bit of magenta. here are a few from my rose garden series. infrared definitely has some great possibilities.

    wayne
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    Hi Wayne,

    The second image with the weir and bridge is really very nice.

    Have a wonderful festive period.

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    Re: infrared walkabout

    Wayne,

    Try the following website dedicated exclusively to ir.

    http://irphotocom.proboards49.com/index.cgi

    Howard

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    thanks, ed. that's one of my favorites too. have a great holiday.

    howard, thanks for the link. a fun xmas to you too.

    wayne
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