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Old Mar 21, 2006, 10:56 AM   #1
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This forum, a few beers and an online camera accessory store is a dangerous combination. :roll: To cut a long story short, I've added a Hoya R72 IR filter to my camera bag after being impressed by chung's experiments with IR. Thought I'd share my first two shots.
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Old Mar 21, 2006, 10:59 AM   #2
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These are nice. How much post processing was done?
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Old Mar 21, 2006, 11:12 AM   #4
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Oh man, those are nice! I may have to think about getting one of those filters. These shots are great.
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Old Mar 21, 2006, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thanks. Quite a lot of PP - channel mixer, auto levels & color, curves, saturation, contrast & brightness, crop. The shots as they came out of the camera weren't that inspiring..
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very good shots
can you post the original one - just to have an idea for the "out of camera" results
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makarjal wrote:
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The shots as they came out of the camera weren't that inspiring..
Yes, I've found that to be the case. Most digital cameras have a very strong ir blocker, the fz5 being no exception. The fz1/2 had a relatively weak ir blocker and consequently does rather nicely with the r72 at shutter speeds around 1/20-1/30s which are handheld capable and keep the foliage movement to a minimum. I haven't had much success with the fz5 and r72 and pretty much gave up. Chung's exposed film method looks more promising but the shots are quite blurry, I quess do to the opacity (or lack of) of the film. Furthermore, I don't have any film to experiment with.

Neverthelss, I'm always on the lookout for ir capability and the tone mapping software currently being discussed at http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23is intriguing.
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Here's an unedited shot
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Old Mar 21, 2006, 12:17 PM   #9
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makarjal: nice shots, makes me feel like upgrading to a proper Hoya R72 filter too, very nice and sharp.

Wonder if these industrial IR filters do the same? http://www.edmundoptics.com/onlineca...productID=1918

Keep it up.
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Wonder if these industrial IR filters do the same? http://www.edmundoptics.com/onlineca...productID=1918
I've heard they are comparable to the r72.
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