How To Use A Canon 300 D for Infrared Photography

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Amanda, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    Could anyone give me any hints on how to use my Canon 300D for
    infrared photography. I've read some stuff on how to do this, but I
    would rather have advice from someone who has actually used a Canon
    300D for infrared. Does anyone know what would be the best filters to
    use.
     
    Amanda, Oct 26, 2004
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  2. Amanda

    YoYo Guest

    Try a Hoya RM72 Infrared Filter

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    what would be the best filters to
     
    YoYo, Oct 27, 2004
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  3. Amanda

    Ethan T Guest

    I've seen some folks shoot IR with a 300D and get some awesome results, but
    they rarely mention the built-in IR filter. Is it reasonable to expect good
    IR results without removing the built-in filter (and just take very long
    exposures)? Or must this filter be removed in order to achieve any decent
    result? I'm not willing to do that, of course, since it damages the camera's
    daytime ability, so I've heard.
     
    Ethan T, Oct 27, 2004
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  4. Amanda

    dj_nme Guest

    Om my little Minolta D 7i, I use a filter and it gets reasonably
    results, but needs fairly long exposures.
    I would suppose that the much larger sensor of your DSLR should get much
    better results noise-wise, using just an added R72 filter.
    I'm not so sure that dismantling your camera is such a wise idea, unless
    you are not too concerned if it goes back together properly ;-)

    There are various websites that show how to take out the IR filter on
    the D70, I suppose it would be similar and also stuff up it's ability to
    take colour pictures in normal light.

    I've read that without the IR filter infront of the sensor, IR would
    swamp all other parts of the spectrum and you would end up with a
    basically funny-coloured/monochrome picture.
     
    dj_nme, Oct 28, 2004
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  5. Amanda

    YoYo Guest

    You can take the IR photos with a RM72
    filter without any filter removal from
    inside camera.
    So to answer your question: yes its
    possible to get good IR results without
    removing the built in filter (with very
    long exposures and an external IR filter
    like RM72).

    "Ethan T"
    in message
    om...
    300D and get some awesome results, but
    filter. Is it reasonable to expect good
    built-in filter (and just take very long
    removed in order to achieve any decent
    course, since it damages the camera's
     
    YoYo, Oct 28, 2004
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  6. Amanda

    Tel Guest

    Tel, Nov 3, 2004
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