Infrared on a Minolta DiMage S414

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Dreamer, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Dreamer

    Dreamer Guest

    I have a Tiffen 87 IR filter that I've used with two other digicams, and
    I've been fooling around with it on this one. Both of the other cameras
    produced what looked like black and white-style images: the world was
    basically a range of greys. When I use it on my S414, I get a purplish cast.
    If I switch to B&W mode, I get a picture that looks like the ones the filter
    produces on the other cameras.

    Any thoughts on why I'd get a purplish cast like this? All settings are
    correct - I don't have any effects, a filter, etc set. It doesn't really
    bother me - I can just switch to B&W mode - but it makes me wonder if I'm
    missing something.

    I might also mention that this camera is WAY more sensitive to IR than my
    last two were - in direct sunlight, you can see the image on the viewfinder
    and an exposure can be made in 0.5 sec, maybe a little less. With both of
    the other two you needed an exposure of multiple seconds at max aperture.

    Dreamer, Sep 18, 2003
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