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Shinnen Mar 1, 2015 4:04 PM

adapting DSC-F717 to day infra-red
 
Hi,
I usually post on the FZ-150 forum, but recently became interested in infra-red photography. Several blogs tell one to 'just' remove the IR filter from a cheap point and shoot and you'll get something to try it out with. Well, long story short, I broke the ribbon cable on my Coolpix S9 in the attempt, and couldn't see the IR filter anyway (I suspect it's a sealed unit).
So, in the process of deciding what to do next, I ran across a 'very inexpensive' DSC-F717, and grabbed it immediately. What a beautiful little camera. I'm amazed at the quality of the pictures this guy will take, for a camera made in 2002, amazing.
Now to the point. I want to use it for daytime infra-red, but understand that I have to either modify the camera, which I'm loathe to do, or make/buy a filter(s) that will remove visible light from the IR mode? I think I've got that right. Can anyone advice me on the (least expensive) course that will allow me to take reasonably good infra-reds. There seem to be several schools of thought about how to do this.
Thanks,
..... john


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