IR pass filters

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mike, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest


    I have a problem in my house with rodents (I think they're mice). I was
    hoping that I would be able to see exactly what is behind the wall with an
    IR pass filter either on my digital camera or phone camera. Will this work?
    If not, suggestions?

    Mike, Dec 6, 2005
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  2. Mike

    Guest Guest

    I have some x ray spex that I bought from an ad in the back of a Superman
    magazine in the 60's. They didn't work either, couldn't see a thing.
    Guest, Dec 6, 2005
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    m Ransley Guest

    no wont work
    m Ransley, Dec 6, 2005
  4. Mike

    Whiskers Guest

    To form an image from 'infra-red' radiation, you will need a sensor that
    is sensitive in that part of the spectrum. Most are not - because it
    would interfere with normal use.

    There are special 'infra-red' films for use with conventional cameras.
    Some lenses have an 'infra-red focusing index' so that you can manually
    compensate for the difference between visible and infra-red focussing.
    Exposure would have to start with guesswork.

    I suppose you could try one of the night-vision gadgets that works on
    'passive' infra-red - ie doesn't need an infra-red lamp. Whether that
    would give you any information about life-forms in your cavities, I don't
    know. It might tell you where you could put more heat insulation, or
    where the wiring is getting hot, though.
    Whiskers, Dec 6, 2005
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    Tom Gardner Guest

    Get a 5 gal bucket 1/4 full of water, stretch a string with a tin can
    threaded on it across the handle mounts. Smear a little peanut butter on
    the can. Lean a stick against the bucket. The mice go up the stick, get on
    the can to eat the peanut butter, roll into the water and die. don't tell
    PETA!!! Got 26 in one night in a Canadian fish camp.
    Tom Gardner, Dec 6, 2005
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    Glenn Guest

    Go to the hardware store and buy a trap. bait it with peanut butter.
    And no the IR won't work.
    Glenn, Dec 7, 2005
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