X-Pro1 - Infra Red Photography

Started May 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
mr moonlight
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Re: X-Pro1 - Infra Red Photography
In reply to Shizam, May 4, 2012

Shizam wrote:

Chris Dodkin wrote:

Whilst looking into dark glass (ND Filters) - I came across a number of examples of metering anomalies with the X-Pro1, that suggested to me that this camera was seeing infra red light, as well as visible light.

This would be an exciting revelation, a camera that does IR out of the box, without requiring permanent internal filter modifications would be an great tool for a whole new field of photography.

One quick way to find to - buy an IR filter, and try it out.

Nice shots but in what way is this different than any other digital camera? The main reason one modifies a camera for IR is so you don't have to use a (very dark) IR filter which allows you to shoot with more 'normal' faster exposures. You can stick a screw on IR filter on pretty much any digital camera and take IR photos provided you use a tripod and long exposures

Sam

The Xpro1 has a weak IR filter so that means you can take much shorter exposures. In very bright sunlight, you can do handheld IR shots with the Xpro1. The other benefit is that you have the optical viewfinder so you can compose just as you normally would. True, you will get better results with a modified camera, but this allows you to do some limited IR without having to do that and deal with the issues of 30 sec exposures.

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